RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelItem
Alt Ref NoRamsey 279, ff. 1-91
Extent1973-1974
TitleRetirement of Archbishop: general
Date1974
DescriptionPapers relating to the resignation and retirement of Archbishop Ramsey, including: Archbishop Ramsey's correspondence with the Prime Minister, Edward Heath, (ff.1-3, 7-12) and with Sir Martin Charteris (ff.4-6) informing them of his wish to resign after his seventieth birthday; letter from Edward Heath proposing to recommend that HM the Queen confer a barony on Archbishop Ramsey, with reply, and correspondence with Colin Peterson about a public announcement and briefing about choice of a successor (ff.13, 15-18, 20-30); correspondence between Archbishop Ramsey and Harold Wilson about his retirement and choice of Donald Coggan, Archbishop of York as successor (ff.14, 19, 34-35, 39-40, 42); photo session and press release (ff.31-32); Archbishop Ramsey's correspondence with Crockford's Clerical Directory (ff.33, 41, 60, 63-66, 71) and with Who's Who (ff. 36-38, 59), 62 about their entries following his retirement; correspondence with Gerald Ellison, Bishop of London, about a farewell dinner for Archbishop Ramsey during the Bishops' Meeting in July (ff.43-45); letter form Edward Roberts, Bishop of Ely, with the good wishes of the Royal School of Church Music on Archbishop Ramsey's retirement, with reply (ff.46-48); correspondence between Archbishop Coggan, Derek Pattinson, Stretton Reeve, Bishop of Lichfield and Geoffrey Tiarks, Bishop of Maidstone, about a farewell presentation to Archbishop Ramsey (ff.49-52); correspondence between the Major Hackett and Bishop Tiarks about a presentation book for Archbishop Ramsey from the Corporation of Church House (ff.53-55); Archbishop Ramsey's correspondence with Colin Peterson and Robert Armstrong about disclosing details of his title to Crockford's and Who's Who before his retirement (ff.56-58); circular letter of farewell from Archbishop Ramsey to all Primates and Metropolitans (f.61); correspondence between Patrick Gilbert and Archbishop Ramsey about his style of address after retirement (ff.67-68); letter from Archbishop Coggan regretting that he would miss the Farewell Eucharist at Westminster Abbey, with Archbishop Ramsey's reply (ff.69-70); text of Archbishop Coggan's speech at a presentation to Archbishop Ramsey on 7 November (ff.72-73); letter from a member of the public about the sale of official gifts made to Archbishop Ramsey, with reply from Hugh Whitworth (ff.74-75); presscuttings (ff.76-91).

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