Correspondence mainly relating to the consecration date of the Cathedral and the Guildford Mayors' Appeal 1952 - 1958
Correspondence to and from the Bishop of Guildford:
Copy letter to the Bishop of Guildford from Geoffrey [Fisher] Archbishop of Canterbury, urging further fundraising and the consecration and spiritual use of the building before final completion. 28 July 1952
Letter from Eleanor Iredale to the Bishop enclosing a letter from the Queen’s Private Secretary to Lord Onslow and stating that a fixed date for a Royal visit will boost fundraising efforts. 25 September 1954
Copy letter to Lord Onslow from Capt Michael Adeane at Balmoral Castle advising on procedure for inviting the Queens to be present at the consecration, once a date has been firmly fixed. 24 August 1954
Letter from Eleanor Iredale to the Bishop reporting that the Committee wished to postpone the date of dedication to 1957. 5 December 1954
Letter from the Bishop to Miss Iredale commerce a plans for a visit by HRH Princess Margaret and also the next steps in the building work. 19 January 1955
Letter from the Bishop [to all incumbents] concerning the Mayor of Guildford’s appeal for funds and also the Pilgrimage planned for April 1955. 4 November 1954.
Letter from the Mayor of Guildford launching The Mayor of Guildford’s Cathedral Appeal. 5 September 1954
Letter Eleanor Iredale to the Bishop reporting on building plans and finance. 31 January 1955
Letter from Lady-in-Waiting to Princess Margaret re her visit so Guildford the previews day.and expressing warm good wishes for the project. 18 April 1955.
Message from Archbishop of Canterbury for inclusion in the Cathedral Handbook. 15 March 1957
Reprint from ‘The Times’ signed by Hamilton of Dalziell; Rose Baring, Bridges, Gerald Dodson, Arthur Fforde and Wm P Hildred, appealing for funds to complete the building for consecration in 1960, with letter with photograph of the Nave in construction and artist#s impression pf the Chancel. Tuesday 28 October 1958 (two copies)
Eleanor Iredale to the Bishop re the Mayors’ Appeal 26 August 1954
Memorandum setting out the scope of the Guildford Mayors’ Appeal.