RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoRamsey 264, ff. 86-270
TitleSouth East Asia, Archbishop's visit to: India, Malaya, Sarawak and Sabah
DescriptionPapers relating to Archbishop and Mrs. Ramsey's visit to South-East Asia in March 1973, including:
INDIA: corrrespondence between Archbishop Ramsey (or his chaplain) and Lesslie Newbigin, Bishop in Madras, about arrangements for the visit to South India (ff.87, 96-102, 107-108, 115-119, 125-129, 137-138, 140-141); letter from Patrick Gilbert about the 25th annivesary of the Indian SPCK in 1973, with Archbishop Ramsey's reply (ff.88-89); invitation to visit representatives of the Mar Thoma Church in Kerala with covering note and reply from the Revd. Michael Moore (ff.90-92); correspondence between Canon John V. Taylor and Archishop Ramsey about arrangments for the visit (ff.93-95); correspondence with the Indian High Commission (ff.104-106, 109-110, 112, 114); correspondence between Arthur Luther, Bishop of Bombay, and the Revd. John Kirkham about welcoming the Archbishop and his party during their stop-over at the airport (ff.111, 113, 120, 123); arrangements to visit the United Theological College, Bangalore (ff.121-122, 126); letter from the Principal of the Emerald Heights College for Women, Ootcamund, appealing for financial help (ff.130-131); note on St. George's Cathedral, Madras (f.132); petition protesting about church union in South India (ff.133-135); letter from Canon David Paton to the Bishop of Maidstone commenting on the success of Archbishop Ramsey's visit (f.136); Archbishop Ramsey's letter of thanks to the Moderator of the Church of South India, with reply (ff.139, 144); letter from the Revd. Stephen Palmer enclosing photographs taken on the visit to Madras [not in file], with Archbishop Ramsey's reply (ff.142-143).
SINGAPORE: correspondence between Ban It Chiu, Bishop of Singapore, and Archbishop Ramsey (or his chaplain) about arrangements for the visit to Singapore, with provisional programme (ff.146-165, 168-196, 198-200); invitation from the Revd. Bill Kelly to visit the British Forces in Singapore, with Archbishop Ramsey's reply (ff.166-167); letter of thanks from Archbishop Ramsey to Sir Sam Falle, British High Commissioner in Singapore (f.197); letter of thanks from Archbishop Ramsey to the Assistant Private Secretary to the Prime Minister of Singapore for a photograph [not in file] (ff.201-202).
KUALA LUMPUR: draft programme for the visit to the diocese of West Malaysia (f.204); correspondence between the Ven. John Savarimuthu and Archbishop Ramsey (or his chaplain) about arrangements for the visit to Kuala Lumpur, including the consecration of John Savarimuthu as Bishop (ff.205-223, 231, 238); letter from Leslie Matupang putting forward Canon Paul Samuel as Bishop of West Malaysia, with acknowledgement (ff.224-225); letters from Miss Anne Battershall and Lady Twiss welcoming the appointment of John Savarimuthu, with Archbishop Ramsey's replies (ff.226-230); challenges to John Savarimuthu's appointment, with Archbishop Ramsey's firm response (ff.232-235); telegrams of support (ff.236-237).
KUCHING and SABAH: programmes for the visit to Sarawak (ff.240-240a, 250-252); correspondence between Basil Temengong, Bishop of Kuching, and Archbishop Ramsey (or his chaplain) about arrangements for the visit (ff.241-242, 243-245, 247-249, 255-256, 258-259, 262-263); programme for the visit to Sabah (f.242a); correspondence between Luke Chhoa, Bishop of Sabah and Archbishop Ramsey (or his chaplain) about arrangements for the visit (ff.246, 253, 257); letter from Geoffrey Gray about religious affiliations, significent people and nomenclature in East Malaysia (ff.260-261); Kuching Diocesan News, March 1972 (ff.264-265); letter from Archie Briggs, Dean of Kota Kinabalu, to Archbishop Ramsey about a meeting with the Governor of Sabah (f.266); letters of thanks from Archbishop Ramsey to Peter Gautrey, British High Commissioner in Brunei, the Bishops of Kuching and Sabah and the Ven. Archie Briggs (ff.267-270).

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