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ROYAL MEMORIAL CHURCH OF SAINT GEORGE, CANNES

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 CLC/381
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: ROYAL MEMORIAL CHURCH OF SAINT GEORGE, CANNES
Date(s): 1886-1964
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 5 production units.
Name of creator(s): Royal Memorial Church of Saint George | Cannes, France

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

The Bishop of London was held to exercise responsibility for Anglican churches overseas where no other bishop had been appointed. He retained responsibility for churches in northern and central Europe until 1980, but his jurisdiction in southern Europe ceased in 1842 on the creation of the diocese of Gibraltar. In 1980, the Bishop of London divested himself of all overseas jurisdiction and a new diocese of 'Gibraltar in Europe' was established.

Prince Leopold, the Duke of Albany, was the son of Queen Victoria. He suffered from haemophilia and was an invalid for most of his life. A common symptom is joint pain and the Prince tended to avoid the English winters. In March 1884 he went to Cannes, where he slipped and fell, dying of his injuries. The Royal Memorial Church of St George, Cannes was consecrated in February 1887 as a memorial to the Duke.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Records of the Royal Memorial Church of Saint George, Cannes, France, comprising memorandum and articles of association of the Duke of Albany Memorial Church Society, 1886 (Ms 23615); register of baptisms, 1887-1960 (Ms 23616); service registers, 1887-1964 (Ms 23617); and church inventory, 1907-31 (Ms 23618).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

Records arranged by MS number, assigned during cataloguing at the Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section.

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright to this collection rests with the depositor.

Finding aids:

Please see online catalogues at: http://search.lma.gov.uk/opac_lma/index.htm

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The records were deposited in the Manuscripts Section of Guildhall Library in October 1987. They were catalogued by a member of Guildhall Library staff in 1988. The Guildhall Library Manuscripts Section merged with the London Metropolitan Archives in 2009.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See also CLC/340: Christ Church, Cannes.

See also DL/E/A to DL/E/E for papers relating to the Diocese of London Overseas Jurisdiction; CLC/318 for the Diocese in Europe and CLC/319 for the Diocese of Gibraltar.


Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
August to October 2010.

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