Collection RS135 - Bishopric of Calcutta

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Bishopric of Calcutta


  • 1814 (Creation)

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1 file

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(1814 to present)

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The Diocese of Calcutta, Church of North India was established in 1813 as part of the Church of England. It was led by the Bishop of Calcutta, the first being Thomas Fanshawe Middleton (28 January 1769 – 8 July 1822). He became the first Bishop of Calcutta in 1814 and was was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society on the basis of being "a Gentleman well known to the literary world as the author of several classical works, and conversant with various departments of science" in the same year

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Presented to the Royal Society of Tasmania by Mr Cumbrae-Stewart

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Photostat and typed transcript of letters patent establishing the Bishopric of Calcutta in the Church of England 1814

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

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