RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoRamsey 227, ff.86-263
TitleIndian Ocean, Province of
DescriptionPapers relating to the Province of the Indian Ocean, including: bulletin about St. Paul's Theological College, Ambatoharanana (ff.86-91); copies of correspondence from Edwin Curtis, Bishop of Mauritius, Canon Herbert Sydenham, Jean Marcel, Bishop in Antananarivo, Geoffrey Tiarks, Bishop of Maidstone and Archbishop Ramsey about difficulties in the appointment of the first archbishop of the province (ff.92-106, 111); arrangements for Archbishop Ramsey's visit to inaugurate the province (ff.107-110, 120, 124-125, 141-160, 174-176, 182-183); details of the fourth meeting of the Committee for the Inauguration of the Province of the Indian Ocean in April and the nomination of Bishop Curtis (ff.112-116, 118-119); correspondence between John Sepeku, Archbishop of Tanzania, and Archbishop Ramsey to visit Dar es Salaam during his trip to inaugurate the new province (ff.117, 123, 129); copy of correspondence between Bishop Curtis and Bishop John Howe about his appointment and the inauguration of the province (ff.121-122, 128, 130); correspondence about the constitution of the new province (ff.126-127, 132, 139); correspondence about the disturbances in Madagascar and the possibility of postponing the inauguration (ff.131, 133-134, 140, 164-166, 184-189, 191-200); Archbishop Ramsey's note of a conversation with Canon Sydenham about the Province of the Indian Ocean and the creation of a Diocese of Seychelles, with a copy relayed to Bishop Curtis (ff.135-138); memorandum about the Prime Minister of Mauritius' actions regarding the legal position of the church in Mauritius (ff.161-162); letter from Archbishop Ramsey to Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, Prime Minister of Mauritius, about the creation of the Province of the Indian Ocean and the place of Mauritius within it (ff.167-168); press release and cuttings about the new province (ff.169-170, 173); letter from Archbishop Ramsey to Bishop Curtis about the situation in Madagascar, the creation of a diocese of Seychelles, and the position of the Prime Minister of Mauritius (ff.171-172); discussion of candidates for diocese of Seychelles (ff.177-181, 190, 207, 224, 234-235, 238-245, 255, 257-258, 260, 262); resignation of Bishop Jean Marcel, later withdrawn (ff.201, 230,237); letter from Bishop Curtis enclosing a letter from Bishop Jean Marcel abut the itinerary for Archbishop Ramsey's visit (ff.202-203); assessment of the situation in Madagascar by the British Ambassador (ff.204-205); record of a conversation with Canon Sydenham advising postponing the inauguration (f.206); extract from a letter from Miss Anne McGarvey about the situation in Madagascar (f.208); postponement of the inauguration and Archbishop Ramsey's visit (ff.209-213, 215-220, 228-229, 231-232, 236); arrangements for Bishop Curtis to visit the Malagasy bishops to discuss the future of the province (ff.214, 222, 225-227, 259, 263); constitution of the diocese of Mauritius (ff.246-254).
LanguageSome French

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