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The Right Reverend Dr J L Wilson KCMG


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Reference JLW
Covering dates 1941 - 1960
Held by Imperial War Museum Department of Documents
Extent
Original Documents, Photocopies
Conditions of access Unrestricted
Creators Wilson, John Leonard, 1897-1970, Doctor, Bishop of Birmingham

Contents:
Records relating to his appointment as Bishop of Singapore, 1941 - 1945, including memoranda, minutes, circulars and correspondence relating to the formation and activities of the Federation of Christian Churches in Malaya following the Japanese occupation of Malaya and prior to Wilson's own internment in Changi Gaol (April 1942 - February 1943); ts minutes of Chapter Meetings held in Sime Road internment camp (November 1944 - August 1945); miscellaneous papers relating to Christian doctrine and Christian work in Malaya (ca 1946 - 1947); and ms and ts personal correspondence (1941 - 1960), principally to Wilson, concerning his appointment as Bishop of Singapore, Church life in Singapore and elsewhere in the Far East, the experiences of internees in Changi Gaol and Sime Road camp and other associated subjects.



The Federation of Christian Churches, Malaya.  JLW/1  1941 - 1945

Ts list of clergy in Diocese of Singapore  JLW/1/1  15.15.41.

Ts memorandum from Rev W Hughes, Assistant Chaplain General, Far East, to Controller of Telephones, Singapore  JLW/1/2  9.2.42.

Ts agenda for meeting on 13.4.42. to discuss the formation of a Christian federation  JLW/1/3  n.d.

Tss minutes of a meeting of representatives Christian clergymen to consider the formation of a Christian federation  JLW/1/4  13.4.42.

Ts memorandum on the function of the Christian federation of Malaya  JLW/1/5  n.d.

Printed and Ms agenda for first meeting of the Assembly of the Christian Federation of Malaya  JLW/1/6  n.d.

Ts agenda for the first meeting of the Committee on Social Service of the Christian Federation, Malaya  JLW/1/7  4.5.52.

Ts letter (copy) from JLW to Dr D D Chelliah re Committee meeting  JLW/1/8  4.5.42.

Ts circular by JLW re United Service on Whitsunday, 24.5.42.  JLW/1/9  n.d.

Order of service for first Service on Federation of Christian Churches  JLW/1/10  8.5.42.

Ms letter from Rev Hon Han Keng to JLW re attendance at United Service  JLW/1/11  n.d.

Printed copy of United Service of Christian Witness  JLW/1/12  24.5.42.

Ts letter (copy) from JLW to Rev S M Thevathasen re Reunion Committee  JLW/1/13  29.5.42.

Ts memorandum by JLW re meeting of Reunion Committee of the Christian Federation  JLW/1/14  29.5.42.

Ts circular by JLW re the formation of Reunion Committee  JLW/1/15  29.5.42.

Ts agenda for first meeting of Reunion Committee  JLW/1/16  n.d.

Ms memorandum by Rev S M Thevathasen on JLW's circular  JLW/1/17  20.5.42.

Ms letter from JTN Hardy to Rev S M Thevathasen re Reunion Committee meeting  JLW/1/18  4.6.42.

Ts letter (copy) from JLW to Dr Ando re Hospital Chaplaincy  JLW/1/19  15.6.42.

Ts letter (copy) from JLW to Rev E H Scott re St Nicholas' Home  JLW/1/20  19.6.42.

Ts circular by JLW re the Federation of Christian Churches  JLW/1/21  19.6.42.

Tss minutes of meeting of Executive Committee of Federation of Christian Churches  JLW/1/22  19.6.42.

Ts copy of petition from Captain T Ogawa, the Director of Education and Religion, Malaya, Syonan - to, to the Custodian of Enemy Property for the Municipality of Syonan  JLW/1/23  27.6.42.

Ts letter from M Sundram, Honorary Secretary, Committee on Social Service of the Christian Federation, to JLW re work of Committee  JLW/1/24  1.7.42.

Draft and final copies of Appeal to the Public by Social Service Committee of the Christian Federation  JLW/1/25  6.7.42., 20.7.42.

Printed circular on the Federation of Christian Churches by JLW, Chairman, Union Committee  JLW/1/26  9.7.42.

Ts circular by JLW re a Cathedral Fellowship  JLW/1/27  22.7.42.

Ts letter (copy) from JLW to re Christian Federation of Malaya  JLW/1/28  26.7.42.

Printed copy of United Service of Christian Witness  JLW/1/29  26.7.42.

Ts letter (copy) from JLW to Rev S M Thevathasen re distribution of circular letter  JLW/1/30  27.7.42.

Ms letter from Rev S S Pakianathan to JLW, enclosing former's tss letters to Rev S M Thevathasen and Captain T Ogawa re Malaysia Annual Conference of Methodist Episcopal Church  JLW/1/31  4.8.42.

Ts copy of two letters from REv S S Pakianathan to Rev Thevathasan and memorandum by Rev S M Thevathasan re Chinese Mission Conference  JLW/1/32  3.8.42., 8.8.42.

Ts letter from A Devals, Bishop of Malacca, to the Military Administrator, Syonan, re mission schools  JLW/1/33  20.8.42.

Ts draft of petition from the Christian Church Representatives to the Military Administrator, Syonan, re the use of school buildings  JLW/1/34  n.d.

Ms letter from Rev S M Thevathasan to JLW, enclosing amended draft of the petition  JLW/1/35  24.8.42.

Ts draft of petition from the Christian Church Representatives to the Military Administrator, Syonan, re school buildings  JLW/1/36  n.d.

Tss minutes of meeting of Executive Committee of Federation of Christian Churches  JLW/1/37  4.9.42.

Ts circular by JLW re meeting of Christian ministers and leaders on 16.9.42.  JLW/1/38  7.9.42.

Ts circular by JLW re United Service of Christian Witness on 27.9.42.  JLW/1/39  7.9.42.

Ts agenda for fourth meeting of Social Service Committee  JLW/1/40  9.9.42.

Ts memorandum from E S Lau re meeting of all ministers and pastors of the Christian Churches  JLW/1/41  n.d.

Ts memorandum from E S Lau to JLW re Holy Communion on 16.9.42.  JLW/1/42  14.9.42.

Tss minutes of foruth meeting of Social Service Committee  JLW/1/43  14.9.42.

Ts agenda for fifth meeting of Social Service Committee  JLW/1/44  8.10.42.

Tss minutes of fifth meeting of Social Service Committee  JLW/1/45  12.10.42.

Ts circular by E S Lau, Honorary Secretary, the Committee on Church Union, re a Prayer Group for Intercession  JLW/1/46  23.10.42.

Ts statistical summary for five districts of the Social Service Committee  JLW/1/47  31.10.42.

Tss minutes of a meeting of the Committee on Church Union on 6.11.42.  JLW/1/48  7.11.42.

Ms memorandum from E S Lau to JLW enclosing tss minutes of a special Federation Council meeting on 9.11.42.  JLW/1/49  9.11.42.

Ts draft memorandum on Church Property  JLW/1/50  n.d.

Ts memorandum from Dr D D Chelliah, President, the Federation of Christian Churches, Malaya, to the Director of Education and Religion, Malaya, re Church Properties  JLW/1/51  10.11.42.

Tss minutes of sixth meeting of Social Service Committee  JLW/1/52  19.11.42.

Ts circular by Dr D D Chelliah re activities of Social Service Committee  JLW/1/53  25.11.42.

Tss letters (copies) from K T Alexander, Diocesan Secretary and Treasurer, to the Honorary Treasurer, Social Service Committee  JLW/1/54  25.11.42., 27.11.42.

Copy of order of Intercession Service at St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore  JLW/1/55  4.12.42.

Ts letter (copy) from JLW to Mr Chew Hock Hin re Christian Music Service  JLW/1/56  16.12.42.

Ms account of Rev S M Thevathasan's up-country trip on behalf of the Federation of Christian Churches, with covering note  JLW/1/57  17.12.42.

Tss minutes of seventh meeting of Social Service Committee  JLW/1/58  21.12.42.

Printed order of service of United Service of Christian Witness  JLW/1/59  27.12.42.

Tss letters (copies) from K T Alexander to Honorary Treasurer, Social Service Committee, re collection money  JLW/1/60  29.12.42., 5.1.43.

Tss minutes of Council meeting of Federation of Christian Churches  JLW/1/61  4.1.43.

Ts letter (copy) from K T Alexander to E S Lau re meeting of Church Union Committee  JLW/1/62  20.1.43.

Ts circular re meeting of the Committee on Church Union on 25.1.43.  JLW/1/63  22.1.43.

Ts record of Evangelistic Experiences related by those present at the meeting of youth leaders at the Chapel House  JLW/1/64  8.2.43.

Ts letter (copy) from K T Alexander to Rev S M Thevathasan re meeting of Head of Churches in Malai  JLW/1/65  12.2.43.

Ts letter from JLW and Rev S M Thevathasan to re tour of Malai by representatives of the Federation of Christian Churches, with covering note by K T Alexander  JLW/1/66  13.2.43.

Mss notes (3pp) on the organisation of a Christian Union  JLW/1/67  n.d.

Mss and Tss notes (8pp) on Christian education in Malaya  JLW/1/68  n.d.

Ts memorandum (copy) from S Bannon, Chief of the Education Section, to missionaries re reopening of schools  JLW/1/69  n.d.

Pass granting unrestricted movement issued to JLW by the Commander, Fourteenth Army  JLW/1/70  19.9.45.

Printed copy of Thanksgiving Sermon preached by JLW in St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore  JLW/1/71  23.9.45.

Tss minutes of Chapter Meetings at Sime Road Camp  JLW/1/72  4.11.44. - 22.8.45.

Miscellaneous Papers.  JLW/2  1941 - 1950

Mss notes (8pp) re "Christian Reunion: A Plan for Action" by Hugh Martin  JLW/2/1  n.d.

Mss notes (6pp) re "Christian Cooperation" by Hugh Martin  JLW/2/2  n.d.

Mss notes (2pp) re "Christian Fellowship and Comradeship" by Hugh Martin  JLW/2/3  n.d.

Ts memorandum re evacuation of British subjects from Hong Kong  JLW/2/4  1941

Tss lists (3pp) of religious ministers in Malaya  JLW/2/5  n.d.

Tss "Observations on My Visit (to Malaya)" by the Bishop of Colombo  JLW/2/6  24.1.46.

Ts letter (copy) re a meeting in Singapore on 6.8.47. to discuss the application of Christian doctrine in everyday life  JLW/2/7  1947

Ts letter (copy) and agenda for meeting in Singapore on 10.9.47. re Christian work in Singapore  JLW/2/8  1947

Ts paper (4pp) on "Christian Unity"  JLW/2/9  5.1.48.

Printed notes on "The Emergency in Malaya"  JLW/2/10  July 1950

Printed appeal to the Workers of Malaya to support Anti-Bandit Month  JLW/2/11  n.d.

Personal Correspondence 1941-1960.  JLW/3  1941 - 1960

Ts letter from Basil Roberts, Bishop of Singapore, to the Very Rev JLW, Archdeacon of Hong Kong, re the Bishopric of Singapore  JLW/3/1  18.1.41.

Ts letter from Rev Stanley Hinchliffe to JLW re the latter's appointment as Bishop of Singapore  JLW/3/2  20.3.41.

Ts letter from Prebendary W Carlile, Honorary Chief Secretary, The Church Army, to JLW re the war work of the Church Army  JLW/3/3  26.3.41.

Ms letter from Bunny to JLW re the latter's appointment as Bishop of Singapore  JLW/3/4  28.3.41.

Ts letter from the Bishop of Rangoon to JLW re the latter's appointment  JLW/3/5  31.3.41.

Ts letter from Rev H W Todd, Assistant Chaplain General, Far East, to JLW re Church life in Singapore  JLW/3/6  31.3.41.

Ms letter from G F S Grey to JLW re Church life in China  JLW/3/7  1.6.41.

Ms letter from T Thomas, British Residency, Perak, to the Rt Rev J L Wilson, Lord Bishop of Singapore, re the latter's enthronement  JLW/3/8  12.8.41.

Ts letter (copy) from JLW to Rev E H Scott re Church life under Japanese occupation  JLW/3/9  1.4.42.

Ms letter (+ ts copy) from Bessie Lim, Green Cross School, Singapore, to "Teacher" re life in internment camp  JLW/3/10  21.3.42.

Tss letters from Rev E H Scott to JLW re conditions at St Nicholas' Home  JLW/3/11  23.4.42., 24.6.42.

Ms letter from C D Gnanamani to JLW re finances of Church in Malacca  JLW/3/12  1.5.42.

Ms and Ts letters from Mabel Charles to JLW re St Nicholas' Home and general Church matters  JLW/3/13  19.5.42., 26.8.46.

4 Mss and Tss letters from Rev E G Proctor to JLW re the former's financial hardships  JLW/3/14  5.6.42. - 4.8.42.

Ms letter from Mrs H D Jansy to JLW re the former's relatives in Changi Camp  JLW/3/15  9.7.42.

Ms letter from A C Pau to JLW re the latter's next visit to Changi Camp  JLW/3/16  20.7.42.

Ms letter from Mrs M H Proctor to JLW re the treatment of her husband  JLW/3/17  n.d.

Ms letter from L A S Jermop to JLW re doctrinal matters  JLW/3/18  19.3.45.

Ms letter from to JLW re religious matters  JLW/3/19  19.9.45.

Ms letter from Denis Soul to JLW re life in Changi Camp  JLW/3/20  23.9.45.

Ts letter from Brigadier to JLW re the latter's work on social welfare in Singapore  JLW/3/21  8.10.45.

Ms letter from U Stephens to JLW re the former's wish to enter the ministry  JLW/3/22  8.10.45.

Ts letter from Colonel W J Vickers to JLW re the latter's work as President of the Singapore Executive Committee of the Welfare Council  JLW/3/23  10.10.45.

Ms letter from Leonard Morris to JLW re the former's return to England from Singapore  JLW/3/24  23.10.45.

Ms letter from Basil Thomas to JLW re the latter's release from captivity  JLW/3/25  October 1945

Ms letter from Mrs D Linton to JLW re family affairs  JLW/3/26  23.11.45.

3 Mss letters from J N Lewis-Bryan to JLW re credentials of Major H K Sandy  JLW/3/27  4.12.45. - 5.4.46.

Ms letter from C A Northcote to JLW re family affairs  JLW/3/28  6.12.45.

4 Mss letters from Major H K Sandy to JLW re the former's erroneous statements at Changi Camp  JLW/3/29  10.12.45. - May 1946

Ts note (copy) on Major H K Sandy by JLW  JLW/3/30  20.5.46.

Ts letter from Jane to JLW re family matters  JLW/3/31  12.12.45.

Ms letter from Eric Pocklington to JLW re latter's release from captivity  JLW/3/32  9.1.46.

Ms letter from Mary Hughes to JLW re family affairs  JLW/3/33  26.6.46.

Ms letter from Mrs Ada Perry to JLW re the death of her son in Changi Camp  JLW/3/34  4.8.46.

Ts letter (copy) from JLW to Mrs Perry re her son  JLW/3/35  30.10.46.

Ms letter from A N Tucker to JLW re Christianity and captivity  JLW/3/36  27.8.46.

Ts letter from W A Wilkson to JLW re doctrinal questions  JLW/3/37  1.1.47.

Ms letter from D Turner to JLW re Lieutenant Shiozawa  JLW/3/38  5.4.48.

Ts letter (copy) from Mrs D R Wilson to D Turner re Lieutenant Shiowaza  JLW/3/39  12.4.48.

Ts letter (copy) from Mrs D R Wilson to Miss Audrey Henty re Lieutenant Shiowaza  JLW/3/40  12.4.48.

Tss letters from Miss Henty to Mrs D R Wilson re Lt Shiowaza and Church life in Japan  JLW/3/41  17.5.48., 21.12.48.

Ms letter from John Lamb to JLW re family matters  JLW/3/42  16.7.48.

Ms letter from Gladys Durkee to JLW re friends in Singapore  JLW/3/43  18.7.48.

Ms letter from Nicholas Lysaght to JLW re the trip home from Singapore in 1945  JLW/3/44  18.7.48.

Ts letter (copy) from JLW to Nicholas Lysaght  JLW/3/45  27.7.48.

Ts letter from Rev T Campbell Gibson to JLW re the latter's great services as Bishop of Singapore  JLW/3/46  8.12.48.

Ms letter from R M Bousfield to the Rt Rev JLW, Dean of Manchester re family affairs  JLW/3/47  14.11.49.

Ts letter (copy) from JLW to R M Bousfield  JLW/3/48  22.11.49.

Christmas card from George Daniel and family to JLW  JLW/3/49  1952

Ms letter from Loh Keng Aun to the Rt Rev JLW, Bishop of Birmingham, re the former's thesis on "The Anglican Church in Singapore Island 1909-59"  JLW/3/50  May 1960

Ts letter (copy) from Rev Philip Hussey to Loh Keng Aun  JLW/3/51  6.6.60.

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