RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoSSJE/6/9/1/1/2
Extent130 ff.
TitleLetters sent in 1884
Date2 Jan 1884-9 Apr 1884
DescriptionLetters carrying news of Fr. Puller's work on behalf of SSJE in the Cape Town area of South Africa. In the letters Fr. Puller writes at length of the scope and nature of the work carried out following Fr. Benson's agreement to work in the city, and also details the ongoing argument over the third proviso of the constitution of the Church of the Province which allowed it to interpret doctrine in its own way.


ff. 1-4: has received Fr. Benson's letters accepting the 'Cape Town work'; is thankful the decision will allow the All Saints Sisters stay. Agrees with Fr. Benson that the work is a 'vast undertaking'', 2 Jan 1884.

ff. 4-9: has been making arrangements for the Sisters work; only when that issue is settled can they search for a site for a SSJE Church and house, 7 Jan 1884.

ff. 10-15: has met with the Bishop to seek assurances that the work they will do with the 'Coloured' people will not be opposed by [William Lawson] Clementson and Dr. Hole, 14 Jan 1884.

ff. 16-21: agreement has been reached that the whole of the 'Malay work' will be done by SSJE; there will be enough room for a mission school for the district despite the 'desperate state' of the finances, 23 Jan 1884.

ff. 34-35: copy of a letter from the Bishop Jones, Bishop of Cape Town, to Fr. Puller, in which he details the nature and extent of the work which will be expected from SSJE members working from St. George's Home, 22 Feb 1884.

ff. 52-55: properties in Cape Town are 'considerably more expensive' than London, 26 Mar 1884.

ff. 77-78: news of the plans for the SSJE Church in St. Mark's diocese; the Bishop wrote to Clementson to ask him if the intention remains to build a Church on the land he had earlier indicated, as if not his complaint about the proposed SSJE Church being to close would be inapplicable, 28 May 1884.

ff. 104-105: Fr. Puller has secured a berth on the 'Norham Castle', will sail for England on the 20th August and expects to be in Plymouth around the 10th of September, 13 Aug 1884.

ff. 106-110: returned to Cape Town to the new SSJE House at 15 Sir Lowry Road; a one storied house which will 'do very well' for their needs at present, 22 Oct 1884.

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GB/109/22095Clementson; William Lawson (1852-1927); canon of Cape Town Cathedral1852-1927
NA2175Society of All Saints' Sisters of the Poor; 1851-; Anglican sisterhood1851-
NA1889Jones; William West (1838-1908); Archbishop of Capetown1838-1908
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