RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoEllison P/15
Extent14 files
TitleGarbett letters
DescriptionContains personal letters from Cyril Garbett, successively Bishop of Winchester and Archbishop of York, from 1940-1955. Ellison and Garbett retained a close, personal relationship after Ellison left Garbett's side as his Domestic Chaplain in Winchester to become a Naval Chaplain during the war.

Correspondence between 1940-1943 includes Garbett's move from Winchester to York as he became Archbishop of York in 1942. Letters relate to Garbett's role and activities as Bishop of Winchester and from 1942, Archbishop of York, including details of the move to Bishopthorpe in York. Letters also relate to the life during the Second World War.

Correspondence between 1946-1949 relates to Garbett's position as Archbishop of York and his public role as a popular Christain apologist and as an international ambassador for the Church of England. Letters detail Garbett's travels as an ambassador.

Correspondence between 1950-1955 include Garbett's role as Archbishop of York and as an international ambassador for the Church of England. Letters include international travel letters from South Africa, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Borneo, Kuala Lumpur, India, Greece, Trinidad, Barbados, Bahamas and the U.S.A. Though in 1955 Garbett's health failed, still continuing to write to Ellison, the letters lead up to his death on 31 December 1955.
ArrangementThe letters were stored by Ellison in three sections: wartime, 1940-1943; 1946-1949; 1950-1955.
AdminHistoryEllison was his Chaplain during Garbett's time as both Bishop of Winchester (1937-1939) and Archbishop of York (1943-1946).
RelatedMaterialFurther papers of Archbishop Garbett include holdings at York Minster and the Borthwick Institute: see the National Register of Archives.

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