RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelItem
Alt Ref NoRamsey 213, ff.21-257
TitleSouth Africa (Dean of Johannesburg)
Date1970-1972
DescriptionPapers relating to the political situation in South Africa and the position of the Anglican church in reponse, including: correspondence between Air Vice-Marshal D.C.T. Bennett and Ian Ramsey, Bishop of Durham (ff.21-23, 31-33); sale of arms to South Africa, (ff.24, 26-28) including discussion with Edwin Barker of the Board for Social Responsibility about a 'Guardian' report on the legal implications of the Simonstown Agreements (ff.55-57)and correspondence with Lord Brockway (ff.79-80, 83, 101) and Geoffrey Bing MP (ff.86-97, 102); correspondence between Archbishop Ramsey and the Prime Minister, Edward Heath, about the Archbishop's visit to South Africa and notes of their meeting [copy supplied by the Cabinet Ofice] (ff.29-30, 48-52); note of Dr. Peter Hinchliff's visit to South Africa (ff.35-38); Archbishop Ramsey's commendation of the Resolution of the Church of the Provincial Synod of the Church of the Province of South Africa (ff.39-40); press release from Archbishop Ramsey about Gonville ffrench-Beytagh, Dean of Johannesburg (f.41); notes and memoranda about the Dean (ff.42-47, 54, 59, 61), including a statement of support from Diocese of New York and a message of concern from the Chief Rabbi (f.53); correspondence with Joseph Camilleri, Chairman of the Committee Against Arms for Apartheid, and with others about his wish to meet the Archbishop (ff.60, 69, 74-77, 104, 110,124, 134, 139-141, 164, 170, 176); record of a conversation between Archbishop Ramsey and the Foreign Secretary, Sir Alec Douglas-Home (ff.62-68); discussion of the propriety of Archbishop Ramsey sending an observer to the trial of the Dean (ff.70-73); correspondence with John Hines, Presiding Bishop of ECUSA, about sending observer(s) to the trial (f.78, 100, 113-114, 152, 158, 165-166, 180-181) with Archbishop Ramsey's request to Bishop John Howe for advice (f.81); correspondence with the Revd. Richard Llewellin about the Dean and his trial (ff.82, 98-99, 106, 116, 149, 208, 211-212, 216); letter from Archbishop Ramsey to the Revd Colin Davison about South Africa and his future ministry (f.84); request (granted) from the FCO for permission to show Dr. Busia, Prime Minister of Ghana, a copy of Sir Arthur Snelling's dispatch about Archbishop Ramsey's visit to South Africa (ff.103, 105); letter of support from the PCC of Abbots Bromley for the Archbishop's stand and reply (ff.107-108); correspondence with Sir Robert Birley about Alison Norman (ff.147-148, 153-156); arrangement for John Howe to act as an observer at the trial, with his reports (ff.169, 178-179, 182, 198); plans for the Archbishop's public reaction to the trial verdict (ff.204-205); letter of concern from Kurt Scharf, Bishop of Berlin-Brandenburg and response (ff.206, 210); reactions to the sentence (ff.217-224) and messages of support from the Society of Friends Peace and International Relations Committee (ff.235), Marinus Kok, Archbishop of Utrecht and bishops of the Dutch Old Catholic Church (ff.238-239), the Council of Christians and Jews (ff.241-242, 255); British Council of Churches fund for appeal against the Dean's sentence (ff.225-228, 233-234); note of meeting of members of the Anti-Apartheid Movement with Archbishop Ramsey (ff.229-231); copies of correspondence between the Chief Rabbi and the Dean (ff.243-245); letter from Trevor Huddleston, Bishop of Stepney, about conditions in Robben Island, Archbishop Ramsey's response and letter to Robert Taylor, Archbishop of Cape Town(f.248-249, 252, 256); letter from the Dean of Johanneburg to Archbishop Ramsey (f.250); Archbishop Ramsey's New Year message for the Rand Daily Mail (ff.253-254); memorandum (1973) on the case by Geoffrey Tiarks, Bishop of Maidstone (f.257).
Other correspondents include: the Revd. Tom Gibson (ff.109,118, 121, 123, 125-127, 137, 142, 145, 157, 167, 200-202, 226-227, 240, 246); Joseph Fison, Bishop of Salisbury and his staff (ff.111-112, 129-130, 143, 150, 213, 215); Edward Knapp-Fisher, Bishop of Pretoria (ff.117, 146); William Wilson, FCO (ff.128, 135-136, 144, 175); Leslie Stradling, Bishop of Johannesburg (ff. 122, 131, 138, 151-168, 197, 236-237, 247); Gerald ffrench-Beytagh, the Dean's half-brother (ff.177, 188-189, 193); Raymond Tucker, attorney (ff.183-185, 191-192, 196).

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