RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoMS 3616-3676
Extent60 files
TitleMoorman, John Richard Humpidge (1905-1989)
DescriptionDiaries of John Richard Humpidge Moorman (1905-89), Bishop of Ripon, 1921-88.

The diary was kept daily for most of the period 1921 to 1943, and 1950 to 1980. Between 1944 to 1949, and between 1981 to 1988, entries were made irregularly. The first eighteen volumes were paginated by Bishop Moorman, the pagination running from 1 to 5020, with some inconsistencies in pagination. Many volumes include tipped in photographs, sketches and miscellaneous items. A considerable number of loose items have been removed and placed in chronological order in two separate folders (MSS. 3675-3676).
AccessConditionsDiaries were made available for consultation when thirty years old.
CreatorNameMoorman; John Richard Humpidge (1905-1989); Bishop of Ripon
AdminHistoryBishop Moorman's interest in the life and work of St. Francis of Assisi was reflected in his publications, which included Sources for the Life of St. Francis (1940), A History of the Franciscan Order (1968) and A History of the Church of England (1953). He was an Anglican observer at the Second Vatican Council, 1962-65, and author of Vatican Observed (1967). He was Bishop of Ripon from 1959 to 1975.
AcquisitionBequeathed by Bishop Moorman.
RelatedMaterialBishop Moorman presented a typescript copy of his diary of the Second Vatican Council, 8 October 1962 - 10 December 1965 in 1974 (MS. 2793).

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