RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Extent4 volumes
TitleCornwallis, Frederick (1713-1783)
DescriptionCorrespondence and papers of Frederick Cornwallis (1713-1783), Archbishop of Canterbury 1768-1783
ArrangementThese form part of the Archbishops' Papers. These in turn form part of the archives of the Archbishops of Canterbury, which also comprise: Bishops' Meetings records (BM), Cartae Antiquae et Miscellaneae (Lambeth Charters) (CM), Convocation records (Conv), Court of Arches records (Arches), Faculty Office records (F), Lambeth Conference papers (LC), Temporalities records (ED and T), including correspondence on the Archbishops' estates (TR 8-36), and Vicar General records (V).

The provenance of the Early Modern Archbishops' Papers, including the Cornwallis papers, is complex. This is an artificial collection which was brought together between 1982 and 1984 (see the Library's annual reports). It comprises for the most part papers acquired in the 18th century (which relate to other papers which had been placed long ago in the MSS series), but also selected papers from the archive of the Vicar General which were transferred in at this time to accompany them. There is a considerable overlap with other series in the Library, notably the records of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.
FindingAidsNew descriptions by Richard Palmer, 2015
Earlier descriptions available on the National Archives Discovery site <> as well as the Library catalogue.
CreatorNameCornwallis, Frederick (1713-1783)
RelatedMaterialFor papers of Frederick Cornwallis, Archbishop of Canterbury, relating to the marriages of William Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1743-1805) and of Henry Frederick, Duke of Cumberland (1745-1790) see Moore 6, ff. 4-41.
PublnNoteReferred to in G. M. Ditchfield, 'A neglected Archbishop of Canterbury? Frederick Cornwallis (1768-1783)', offprint from Arch├Žologia Cantiana Vol. CXXXII, 2012 [Lambeth Palace Library H5198.C65]

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