RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
LevelFile
Alt Ref NoCFR LRC 119
Extent204 ff.
TitleSpain: General situation
Date22 Apr 1933-9 Jan 1957
DescriptionReports and correspondence concerning the treatment of Protestant or evangelical communities in Spain, and relations with the government and the catholic press.

Includes extracts of Article 6 of the Fuero de los Espanoles relating to Spanish Protestants; article on 'Protestantism and religious freedom in Spain'; letter from W.C. Emhardt of the Church Missions House in New York to Rev Harold J. Buxton - Bishop of Gibraltar concerning offering co-operation in developing a Reformed Catholic Movement in Spain, 22 Apr 1933; letters to Canon John Douglas discussing reports of persecution of Protestants in Spain, including news of evangelical pastors having been killed in territory occupied by General Franco, 24 Nov 1936-4 Jan 1937; correspondence between Douglas and Professor D. Adolf Keller concerning a visit by an Anglican delegation to Spain, 21 Apr-4 Mat 1937; correspondence with P.J. Buffard, with notes concerning the persecution and execution of Evangelicals in Spain, 23 Jan-22 Feb 1939; notes and reports concerning persecution of Spanish pastors, 1939; correspondence with the Foreign Office, concerning improved conditions and Spanish law in relation to freedom of worship, 3 Apr 1946-6 Feb 1948; report on the situation of the evangelical church in Spain, 5 Mar 1948; correspondence between Rev Herbert Waddams and Margaret Cleeve from the Royal Institute of International Affairs concerning their 'Report on Foreign Affairs' which referred to socialists holding a meeting in the Anglican Chapel in Madrid, 23 Jul-16 Aug 1948; report from the New York Herald Tribune - Paris edition by Homer Bigart on discrimination against Protestants in Spain, 23 Feb 1949; translated article from the weekly Spanish illustrated review - El Destino on 'Protestant Propaganda', 28 May 1949; letter from John Gregg - Archbishop of Armagh concerning the Protestant chapel at Figueres, 17 Aug 1949; memorandum on the closure of chapels and application of the Fuero de los Espanoles, 2 Nov 1949; letters to Ernest Bevin, Foreign Secretary from the British Embassy in Madrid and the British Legation to the Holy See, Rome, about talks at the Vatican concerning the treatment of Protestants in Spain, 4 Nov-14 Dec 1949; letter from Waddams dismissing a plan to send a delegation to Spain, 21 Feb 1950; letter from Waddams to Sir Kenneth Grub concerning Anglican work in Spain, 11 Sep 1953; letter to Waddams from a Baptist seeking assistance in spreading the Gospel as he was forbidden to preach publicly, 9-20 Mar 1954; a manuscript translation of an account of 'The present day situation of the Protestants in Spain' by Dr H. van der Linden and Dr F. Thyssen, with related correspondence from Waddams, George Bell - Bishop of Chichester, and Rev Canon R. Hartford, 2-7 Nov 1954; Evangelical Alliance press release reporting on the situation in Spain at the end of 1955, 4 Jan 1956; correspondence and press extracts regarding the closure of the Protestant Seminary in Madrid had closed, including a request that Geoffrey Fisher - Archbishop of Canterbury mention the matter at the Church Assembly, a letter from Grubb to the British Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd, a translated article from La Semaine Catholique, a summary of events for Fisher, and an extract from a letter relating events surrounding the cancelled re-opening of the seminary and the election of Rev Santos Molina as Bishop of the Spanish Reformed Church, 8 Feb-2 May 1956; letters and a May 1956 edition of The Voice of the Spanish Republic bulletin from Jose Antonio Balbontin - Minister Counsellor in London of the Spanish Republican Government in exile, 19 Mar 1955-15 May 1956; correspondence with Rev Dr W.J. Platt of the British and Foreign Bible Society concerning the confiscation of Bibles in Spain, 4-22 Jun 1956; correspondence with Rev R. Baron, 7-9 Aug 1956; correspondence with Rev F.W. Gilpin and a translated copy of 'Protestantism in Spain' in Fe Catholica which claims a connection between Protestantism, Communism and Freemasonry, 1 Dec 1956-9 Jan 1957.
LanguageEnglish and Spanish

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