Draft letter, George H. Bowers to James Prince Lee, Bishop of Manchester, 30 Jan. 1850
Scope and Contents
Observations on recent proposals of Manchester Church Reform Association, said to be with Bishop's approval; statement of his views on reform, since his appointment in 1847; he does not object to principle of division of parish in Bill; provision has been made to pay Chapter surplus to Ecclesiastical Commissioners: this should be secured for new endowments; they should wait for Commission inquiring into Dean and Chapter revenues; Dean and Chapter ready to establish an endowment fund, if "rich merchants and manufacturers" will support it; it is said that "this new Church Reform league, if they succeed in what they now aim at, mean to exercise themselves in promoting agitation amongst Cathedral institutions generally"; clauses would give Bishop right to dismiss Canons
- 30 Jan. 1850
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Language of Materials
- From the Fonds: Bowers, George Hull, 1794-1872 (Founder of Marlborough College and Dean of Manchester) (Person)