RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoPOTTER 1
Extentiii, 38 ff.
DescriptionLetter from Edmund Gibson, Bishop of London, [to John Potter Archbishop of Canterbury], forwarding a copy of an earlier memorandum on proposals for an episcopate in the colonies, and notes sent to the Duke of Newcastle, 1745.

f. i. Letter from Edmund Gibson, Bishop of London, [to John Potter Archbishop of Canterbury], enclosing a memorial written by Gibson 'on my first coming to the See of London' [in 1723] advocating the sending of bishops to the English plantations abroad. Whitehall, 24 April 1745. Autograph..
ff. ii-iii. Blank.
ff. 1-35. 'A memorial concerning the sending of Bishops to the English Plantations abroad, under 5 heads ... presented many years since to the late Duke of Devonshire when President of the Council' [William Cavendish, 2nd Duke of Devonshire (1672-1729), Lord President of the Council 1725-29]. A copy.
ff. 36-38. 'The following paper compos'd on the Duke of Newcastle's request, was sent to him April 10th 1745 to be communicated to the Ministry'. A copy, in the same hand as ff. 1-35.
FindingAidsNew description by Richard Palmer, 2014
PhysicalDescriptionPaper covers with a Chinese design in various colours (18th century), bound within a new binding of black cloth (20th century). 215 x 174 mm.
RelatedMaterialAnother copy is in the papers of Archbishop Secker (MS 2589, pp. 30-44).
For further Potter items, see his Register (Reg. Potter 1) and household accounts (TG/5-35).

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75Gibson; Edmund (1669-1748); Bishop of London1669-1748
DS/UK/3863Pelham-Holles; Thomas (1693-1768); 1st Duke of Newcastle; statesman1693-1768
28Potter; John (?1674-1747); Archbishop of Canterbury?1674-1747
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