RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoCFR G 26
Extent40 ff.
TitleJohnson, Dr Hewlett
Date1949-1963
DescriptionPapers relating to the political opinions and activities of the Very Revd. Hewlett Johnson, Dean of Canterbury, sometimes known as ‘the Red Dean’, including: statements by, or on behalf of, Archbishop Fisher dissociating himself and the Church of England from them (f.1); copies of speeches or articles by Dr. Hewlett Johnson for Communist or pacifist audiences in Britain and overseas ( ff.2-4, 26-27); correspondence with the British Legation to the Holy See and the British Embassy in Rome (ff.5-8); correspondence with the Foreign Office (ff.9, 17-19, 22-24, 29, 31-37); letter from the Commission of the Churches on International Affairs about Dr. Hewlett Johnson's visits to Czechoslovakia, 1950 (f.10); attempts to stop the widespread confusion between the Archbishop and the Dean of Canterbury (ff.11-15, 17); discussion with Foreign Office and Lee, Bolton & Lee as to why Dr. Hewlett Johnson's political activities were not subject to disciplinary procedures (ff.23-25); copy of a letter about Dr. Hewlett Johnson sent to 'The Guardian', 7 June 1951 (f.28); his visit to China, 1952, and its repercussions (ff.30-34, 40); greetings to him from Armenia, 1962 (f..38); letter from Canon Satterthwaite on his retirement, 1963 (f.39).
Correspondents include: Archbishop Fisher (ff.16, 20-21); George Bell, Bishop of Chichester (f.16); Sir Waldron Smithers, MP (ff.20-21)

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398Johnson; Hewlett (1874-1966); Dean of Canterbury1874-1966
12Fisher; Geoffrey Francis (1887-1972); Archbishop of Canterbury1887-1972
DS/UK/6373Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Foreign Office; 1922-1922-
GB/109/12962Church of England; General Synod: Board for Social Responsibility: Church of England Committee on International Affairs and Migration
DS/UK/6489Lee Bolton & Lee; 1874-; solicitors1874-
524Satterthwaite; John Richard (1925-2014); Bishop of Gibraltar in Europe1925-2014
135Bell; George Kennedy Allen (1883-1958); Bishop of Chichester1883-1958
GB/109/7081Smithers; Sir; Waldron (1880-1954); Knight; Conservative MP1880-1954
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