Canterbury, Archbishop of, to Lytton
Sept 27 1858
I have the honor to acquaint you that in consequence of the importance that is likely to belong to the colony of New Columbia, & the expediency of providing for the spiritual instruction of the population assembling there, Miss Burdett Coutts has empowered me to propose the appointment of a bishop there, who may take the oversight of the Clergy & superintend the religious interest of theManuscript image country & people; and for that purpose she is prepared to furnish an endowment of the See, to the amount of £15,000.
I am in hopes that Her Majesty's Government may consider this so desirable a measure, as to consent to the creation of the See; & have the honour to be, Sir,
Your obedient & faithful servant

Right Honble
Sir E Lytton
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Draft, Colonial Office to Archbishop of Canterbury, 7 October 1858, offering the complete support of the government to Burdett-Coutts's offer.
Minutes by CO staff
Sir Edward Lytton
I have recast & modified this Letter as I first drafted it & I think I have introduced the alterations you wished.
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Draft reply, Lytton to Douglas, No. 32, 19 October 1858.
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Sir E. Lytton
I think that some announcement of the new See sd be made to the Govr. I therefore suggest this.
  1. John Bird Sumner, the Archbishop of Canterbury, signed himself as J.B. Cantuar., which is the traditional form of the Church of England still used today. Necessary??
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Burdett-Coutts, Angela Georgina

Carnarvon, Earl

Douglas, James

Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer

Sumner, John Bird

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Colonial Office

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British Columbia