RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoFisher/331/4
Extent75 ff
TitleLetters whilst Archbishop
Date1940-1957
Descriptionff.1-70 Letters to Rosamond Fisher, Lady Fisher from Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, comprising:

ff.1-31 Letters written to Lady Fisher from her husband, who writes from London, Fulham Palace S.W.6 to Minehead in Somerset, about his experience during the war in London. The letters were enclosed in an envelope with handwritten notes including, 'at Fulham in the Blitz'. Dated from 29 August to 1 October 1940. f.31 portrays a sketched plan of Fulham Palace with indications of damage to areas where bombs had hit.
ff.32-33 Letter dated 16 January 1957, in which he mentions a meeting of Library Trustees. Attached to the letter is a diary entry of Fisher, dated from 12 January to 15 January 1957, including comments about his children and a new cabinet.
ff.34-35 Letter to Rosamond Fisher at Bishop's House, Chester. Fisher is notifying her that he will be staying in London that evening to speak with the Bishop of Westminster, he also speaks of 'Partridge', which may be in reference to Dr Partridge, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and discussions concerning the closure of the Church Training College in Chester in 1933.
f.36 Letter dated 31 January 1957, written from Lambeth Palace, S.E.1.
f.37 Typed letter with handwritten note at the bottom, stating it was 'Dictated to Anne'. The letter is dated 4 February 1957 from Lambeth Palace, S.E.1 regarding the Consecration Service with eleven Bishops, preachers and others staying at the house.
f.38 Typed letter with handwritten note at the end. Dated 5 February 1957 from Lambeth Palace, S.E.1 to Lady Fisher in Peterhouse, South Rhodesia concerning the Queen's visit on 28 March to Repton.
ff.39 Letter dated 26 January 1957 from The Old Palace, Canterbury to Peterhouse, South Rhodesia regarding his activities in the last week, including details of visits and meetings.
ff.40-42 Two letters enclosed in an envelope dated 5 December 1949 addressed to The Old Palace, Canterbury. f.41 Letter sent from Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Station, includes a description of Fisher's journey to Malta and Malta itself. f.42 Letter sent from San Anton Palace, Malta concerning Fisher's time in Malta, plans for a dinner party and arrangements for his return.
f.43 Letter dated 20 January 1957 Lambeth Palace, London to Peterhouse, South Rhodesia regarding Lady Fisher's visit to South Rhodesia and his past activities and meetings.
ff.44-48 Letter sent from Trent Rectory, Sherborne, Dorset to Lady Fisher at Private Ward, St Thomas's Hospital, London. f.45 is dated 22 June 1965; the other three letters are undated but provide an indication of the day of the week. The letters describe Fisher's recent activities and visits.
ff.49-50 Letter from La Residence, Geneva to Lambeth Palace, London, which was enclosed in a cream envelope. The letter is undated and includes details of the flight to Geneva, buying of silk stockings for Lady Fisher and a service at the Cathedral.
ff.51-70 Letters dated from 12 September 1940 to 27 September 1940 from Fulham Palace, S.W.6, which were enclosed in a white envelope. The letters include reference to taking 200 homeless people into Fulham Palace, whose homes have been bombed or damaged in the war.
ff.71-75 Typed letters which were enclosed in a white envelope, dated 13 September 1940 (ff.72-73) and 18 September 1940 (ff.74-75) from Charles to his mother, Lady Fisher, written from Fulham Palace, S.W.6. ff.72-73 contains a description of the visit of 300 homeless people to Fulham Palace and ff.74-75 comments on the raids in the war.
Copy of a letter with attached poem addressed to Henry and Barbara, which refers to Henry Sherrill, Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church of America and his wife, signed from Geoffrey Cantuar. The letter is dated 7 October 1952 from Lambeth Palace; Fisher sends thanks in the letter, referring to a visit to Boston and Boxford.

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DS/UK/3848Fisher; Lady; Rosamond Chevallier (1890-1986); née Forman; wife of Archbishop Fisher1890-1986
DS/UK/5512Sherrill; Henry Knox (1890-1980); Presiding Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S.A.1890-1980
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PL6Fulham Palace/Fulham/Middlesex
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