Lady Maufe Correspondence 1952-1957
File contains correspondence to and from Lady Prudence Maufe [wife of architect Sir Edward Maufe] relating to the internal design of the Cathedral including the textiles, memorials, carpets and the work of the Broderers.
Letter to Mrs Maufe regarding the possibility of having a kneeler dedication to someone who has made a contribution to the building fund.
Correspondence in thanks for the designing and renovating of a new desk for Eleanor Iredale’s secretaries.
Letter from Prudence Maufe concerning the organisation and co-ordination of the Broderers to work on the textiles – a rota has also been planned.
Correspondence with Eleanor Iredale concerning recruiting someone to work for her.
Correspondence concerning the design of the preview invitation, design of posters for an exhibition, possible Sunday opening of the exhibition, the possibility of a television programme focusing on the exhibition, holding an auction for the Cathedral Fund.
Correspondence concerning whether the offer of the Golden Book should be taken and questions about the design of the Master Builder’s Badge.
Correspondence regarding the exhibition in the Cathedral becoming a travelling exhibition, where its location should be and what form it should take.
Correspondence with Eleanora Iredale regarding the New Cathedral Council and the progression of the project.
Correspondence regarding the storage the kneelers, ensuring they do not get damp or damaged
Correspondence regarding publicity of the building work in The Times and photographers from the Sports and General Press Agency
Correspondence regarding the Charterhouse Exhibition and the logistics of it.
Correspondence regarding an exhibition in Haslemere
Correspondence regarding the work of Miss Bowman who will be in charge of the Whitework, in charge of all patterns and responsible for stock, cutting out and supervision of the finished work on surplices.
Correspondence regarding the Eucharist Vestments, the design and the material.
Sketch by Lady Maufe of a design for a cathedral badge on a blue ribbon
Miss Bowman’s report on the White Work July -Nov 1954
Correspondence regarding the planning of the visit of Princess Margaret – including logistical planning like recruitment of staff and volunteers to help out, making posies that could be sold.
Correspondence regarding getting more volunteers wishing to help out on the White Work having seen the white work in the Cathedral.
Correspondence regarding the Sanctuary Carpet and the firm who will be able to do the work and its price.
Letter from the Surrey branch of the British Red Cross Society regarding a special gift, the amount raised and how best it could be spent
Correspondence regarding the designs for the frontals in the Children’s Chapel
Draft leaflet for distribution at the exhibition advertising volunteers to join the Broderers Guild
Letter to Lady Maufe with concerns about the condition of the brocade altar frontal which has been left on the altar and might get damaged.
Letter to Miss Davey regarding elements of the embroidery including the works of the Holy Spirit, the self offering of children, on the Holy Trinity, Our Lord as the Good Shepard.
Correspondence regarding a memorial gift for a Mr Ricardo
Letter concerning the works and completion of the works – including textiles – in the Children’s’ Chapel
Correspondence regarding the candelsticks and their possibility of them being infected with woodworm