Correspondence and memorabilia including reference to the Cathedral site and the endowment 1932 - 1940
Memorandum from Lord Crawford with advice about the competition to select the architect for the Cathedral n.d.
Letter from the Bishop to Earl of Middleton explaining that he will be away for three weeks. 22 August 1932.
Letter from Lord Onslow to the Bishop of Dover urging him to express wholehearted support for the Cathedral project in his Presidential Address at he forthcoming Diocesan conference. 14 November 1934
Letter from Hugh A Merriman to the Archdeacon concerning the Cathedral site and recommending Mr C T Musgrave of the Royal Horticultural Society as an advisor on tree planting. 27 February 1935
Notes on a meeting between the Bishop, the Archdeacon and Mr H A Merriman concerning the Cathedral site. 27 February 1935
Letter from Lord Onslow to the Bishop concerning the terms for the transfer of the land for the Cathedral. 4 April 1935
Letter from Bishop John to Lord Onslow with a detailed response to his terms and suggesting a meeting. MS additional paragraph. 10 April 1935.
Letter from Hugh A Merriman to the Bishop setting out Lord Onslow’s response and suggesting a meeting at an early date. 16 April 1935/
Letter from Lord Omslow to the Bishop concerning expenditure on the proposed access road to the site 17 April 1935
Memo. Points for talk with Lord Onslow .outlining priorities in starting to build. 30 May 1935
Text of a speech by the Attorney-General (Rt Hon Sir Thomas Inskip CBE MP) on behalf of the New Cathedral and Churches Fund, Cobham, 27 July 1934
Letter from Hugh Johnston of Cranleigh to the Bishop enclosing a summary of misgivings felt be himself and others in particular about the Cathedral 8 Jun 1935
Cutting from ‘Surrey Advertiser and County News, headed ‘Sir Edgar Horne and the Cathedral – should the work begin?’ 11 September 1935
Letter to Sir Edgar Horne from the Bishop setting out the conditions for the building to be started. 21 September 1935
Letter from the Bishop to the Editor, Surrey Advertiser, responding to Sir Edgar Horne’s letter..26 September 1935
Letter from Sir Edgar Horne to the Bishop acknowledging his response 30 September 1935
Letter from the Bishop to the Editor of ‘The Times’ about Guildford Cathedral on the eve of the laying of the foundation stone by the Archbishop of Canterbury. 21 July 1936
Copy letter from the Provost of Guildford to Edward Maufe commenting on designs submitted for the cope, the chasuble and the plate covers. 11 July 1939. Wiith annotations by Maufe.
Copy of letter from Moira Forsyth to Edward Maufe referring to her sketches for the Rose window, with estimate of cost and time required, and commenting on the likelihood of war 2 September 1939
Text from the Bishop following the decision of the Diocesan Conferrence to proceed as rapidly as possible with the building of the Cathedral, announcing the architect competition and mentioning the various reasons for establishing a Cathedral. n.d.
Notes on progress of the Cathedral building project as discussed at Peper Harrow on 16 August 1932
Memorandum of interview with Mr Wheeler, 4 February 1935, concerning financial matter, the possible status of the Cathedral as a Parish Church Cathedral, and the Canonry.
Letter from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to the Bishop concerning the need for a Measure of the Church Assembly to authorise the construction of the new Cathedral. 13 February 1936
Part of a letter from the Bishop to the Ecclesiastical Commissioners seeking further clarity on the endowment possibilities 24 March 1936
Letter from Hugh Merriman to the Bishop concerning the role of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners in the conveyancing of the land for the new Cathedral and enclosing his correspondence with them on this point. 6 April 1936.
Letter from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners to the Bishop concerning the possible establishment of a new Cathedral Parish 14 April 1936
Copy letter from the Bishop to Sir George – Guildford Cathedral Proposed Parish’, requesting a decision from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners on the possibility of a grant for a new parish if it is formed. and and setting out in detail the way in which such a parish might be set up and funded. 14 July 1936
Memo on talk with Brister (of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners) 9 October 1936. outlining the next steps in the administrative process.
Memorandum relating to the endowment etc of the proposed new Guildford Cathedral n..d.
Proposed parish boundaries for the Cathedral Church of the Holy Spirit n.d.
Consent signed by Rector of Parish of St Nicholas and the Vicar of All Saints, Onslow Village, that parts of each parish be included in the proposed new parish March 1937
Correspondence with the Prime Minister’s office concerning Parish of All Saints, Onslow Village, of which the Crown was the alternate patron. March – April 1937
Correspondence with the Ecclesiastical Commissioners concerning endowments, July 1937
Memorandum concerning the setting up of a Commission for the proposed new parish, 27 July 1939
Further correspondence with the Ecclesiastical Commissioners concerning their support following the Guildford Cathedral Measure of 1938 and querying the conveyancing of the site. . February – March 1940.