Canterbury, Archbishop of, to Lytton
Addington Croydon
Novr 4. 58
I had the honor of receiving a letter from you on 7th Octr last, 1 in which you were so good as to express your approbation of Miss Burdett Coutts liberal offer to endow a bishopric for the new colony of Columbia.
May I now take the liberty of mentioning the Revd George Hills as a person recommended to me as being eminently suited to such a position,Manuscript image and who has also the advantage of Miss Coutts' confidence. He is an honorary Canon of Norwich, & Incumbent of Yarmouth where his ministry for the last ten years has been remarkably successful.
I hope that I am not trespassing upon your indulgence in offering this nomination,
& have the honor to be Sir
your obedient & faith[ful] Servant
J.B. Cantaur
Right Honble Sir Edward Lytton
Minutes by CO staff
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Draft letter to accept Mr Hills.
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Draft, Colonial Office to Archbishop of Canterbury, 11 November 1858, approving the appointment of Hills.
  1. = endowment of See A draft of this letter appears in Canterbury, Archbishop of, to Lytton, 27 September 1858, 9880, CO 60/2, p. 606.
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Burdett-Coutts, Angela Georgina

Hills, George

Lytton, Edward George Earle Bulwer

Sumner, John Bird

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