RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR CFR 35/1
Extent156 ff.
TitleArchbishops of Canterbury: Archbishop Ramsey: travels: visit to East Germany and East and West Berlin
DescriptionPapers relating to the Archbishop’s visit to East Germany and East and West Berlin, 24-31 May 1974, including: correspondence with Canon Paul Oestreicher on visits to Eastern Europe and the possibility of a visit to East Germany (ff.1-5, 27); correspondence with Bishop Schönherr and Bishop Scharf about the visit (ff.6-11, 14, 32, 38, 41); memo from Archbishop Ramsey about possible dates for the visit (f.12); memoranda about possible programmeand arrangements (ff.15-17, 42-43); letters from Church Counsellor Walter Pabst and Pastorin Christa Grenge with draft programmes (ff.18-19, 21-23, 28-30, 45-49); correspondence with the Ambassadors of East and West Germany (ff.20, 25); correspondence with Fr. Christopher Lowe CR about the visit (ff.24, 36-37, 39, 81); correspondence with Curtis Keeble, British Ambassador in Berlin (ff.26, 31); letter from the Earl of March with comments about his recent visit to East Germany (ff.34-35): press release (ff.50-51); correspondence about a possible visit to Buchanwald (ff.44, 52); itinerary (ff.53-61); letter to Archbishop Ramsey from the British fianceé of an East German citizen about the authorities' refusal of an exit visa and request for his help, with response (ff.63-66, 87); Canon Moore's report on the visit (ff.67-77); Archbishop Ramsey's letters of thanks to Bishop Schönherr, Curtis Keeble and Bishop Scharf (ff.78-80); Canon Moore's letters of thanks to Walter Pabst, Curtis Keeble and Bishop Schönherr (ff.82-84); letter of thanks from Archbishop Ramsey to Canon Moore for CFR's help over the visit to East Germany (f.86); memorandum about the cases of British women engaged to East Germans (f.85); correspondence between Archbishop Ramsey and Prof. Hans Lubsczyk, Rector of the Studium in Erfurt (ff.88-89); correspondence between Bishop Scharf and Canon Moore (ff.90, 93-94); note of Archbishop Ramsey's report on his visit given at a CFR meeting on 16 July (ff.91-92); text of Archbishop Ramsey's lecture "God, Man and the Church" given in East Berlin and Leipzig, 25 and 27 May (ff.95-108); text of Archbishop Ramsey's sermon in West Berlin, 30 May (ff.109-116); list of contacts (ff.117-119); German copy of the programme (ff.120-123); Orders of Service for services in East Berlin and Leipzig and ecumenical services in Erfurt and West Berlin (ff.124-128); notes of presentation of the Cross of the Order of St. Augustine to Bishops Schönherr and Scharf (ff.129-130); briefing information about the German church (ff.131-146, 149-155); German text of biographical note on Archbishop Ramsey (ff.147-148); John Arnold's account of the visit given as the 1999 Michael Ramsey Memorial Lecture, St. Mary's College, Durham (transferred to printed books).
Covering dates 1970; 1973-1974; 1999
LanguageEnglish; German

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