RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelSubfonds
Alt Ref NoMS 2965-3015
Extent52 files
TitlePALMER PAPERS
DescriptionPapers of Edwin James Palmer (1869-1954), Bishop of Bombay.
AdminHistoryPalmer was appointed Bishop of Bombay in 1908 and retired in 1929. He played an important part in the development of self-government for the Church in India, and particularly in the passage of the Indian Church Measure and Act, 1927. On his return to England he became a member and eventually chairman of the Archbishop's Overseas Advisory Committee. He was appointed chairman of Archbishop Lang's commissions on dispensations in 1935 and on impediments to marriage in 1937.
AcquisitionThe bulk of the papers were given to the library at Bishop Palmer's death, but MSS. 2998-3015 were given by Lady Laura Eastaugh in 1974.
RelatedMaterialPapers of Palmer as a Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, are preserved in the college library.
PublnNoteM. D. Chapman & J. Bonner Costly Communion (Brill, 2019) [H5005.C67C4]

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623Palmer; Edwin James (1869-1954); Bishop of Bombay1869-1954
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