RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoBell 99
Extent393 ff.
TitleSouth Africa
Date1949 - 1957
DescriptionCorrespondence and papers on the rights of indigenous tribes in South West Africa, and opposition to apartheid in South Africa, 1949-59. Correspondents include Geoffrey Hare Clayton, archbishop of Capetown, Sir Kenneth George Grubb, chairman of the Commission of Churches on International Affairs, Father Trevor Huddleston, later bishop of Masasi (1960), and archbishop of the Indian Ocean (1978), Ambrose Reeves, bishop of Johannesburg, John Arthur Thomas Robinson, dean of Clare College, Cambridge, and later suffragan bishop of Woolwich, the Rev. Michael Scott, and Maurice Webb, commissioner for South Africa of the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs, The Africa Bureau, and the World Council of Churches, its Central Committee, and the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs. Also included are:

Appeal to George VI on behalf of the Christian African tribe of Hereros in South West Africa by the Rev. Michael Scott, 1949 (f.17).

Deputation from the Anti-Slavery Society, the League of Coloured Peoples, and other organisations to Philip Noel Baker, commonwealth secretary, on the attitude of the United Kingdom government to South West Africa, 1949 (ff.19-55).

'The Urban African - whither?', lecture to the Independent Cultural Association of Johannesburg by Father Trevor Huddleston, 1949 (ff.76-85).

Appeal to George VI from Mantseba Seeiso, paramount chief of Basutoland, for a Court of Appeal in Basutoland, 1949 (copy) (ff.92-6).

South-West Africa and the Union, by Maurice Webb, reprinted from The World Today by the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1950 (ff.150-7).

A declaration by the Methodist Church of Great Britain on racial policy in the territories of Southern Africa, c. 1950 (Printed) (ff.158-9).

South Africa behind bars, issued by the Walter Max Ulyate Sisulu, secretary-general of African National Congress, for circulation at the United Nations, [1950].
Report to the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches on a visit to South Africa in April and May 1952 by of Willem Adolf Visser't Hooft, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, 1952 (ff.215-34).
Papers on South West Africa and the United Nations by the Rev. Michael Scott (ff.243-6).
Protest of the Christian Council of South Africa, chaired by the Archbishop of Capetown, against the Public Safety Bill and the Criminal Law Amendment Bill, 1953 (ff.258-61).
The Bishop of Johannesburg's charge to diocesan synod, 1954: the Church in the diocese (ff.303-3).
Summary of press reports and comments on Central and South Africa and Kenya by the Race Relation department of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1957 (ff.365-89).
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