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Letter from James Fraser, Bishop of Manchester (Bishop-elect), to George H. Bowers, 16 Feb. 1870

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8862/6/14

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He was unable to call on Bowers during his brief visit to look for a house; Platt Hall, recommended by Canon Anson, is out of repair, ill-arranged, unsatisfactory; still reluctant to settle at Mauldeth: memorial of Bowers and other clergy strengthens the case against it to Ecclesiastical Commissioners; he thinks they will agree to sell Mauldeth for more than they paid for it; his best plan is to build a moderate house on Broughton estate, and occupy a temporary house; Lord Chichester, chairman of Ecclesiastical Commission Estates Committee, was surprised how opinion, formerly for Mauldeth, is now against it; Archbishop of Yok will consult Bowers about Fraser's consecration in Manchester Cathedral, but it might not be 'well suited for an imposing function'; if at Manchester, Archbishop would like to preach sermon


  • Creation: 16 Feb. 1870


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