Golightly Papers

Scope and Content

Correspondence of the Rev. Charles Pourtales Golightly (1807-1885) mainly concerning opposition to the Tractarian Movement in the University and Diocese of Oxford. The correspondence also relates to Woodard Schools, Essays and Reviews, charges of heresy against Benjamin Jowett, the appointment of Frederick Temple to the see of Exeter, and A. P. Stanley's appointment as Select Preacher. Testamentary and other legal papers relating to the Golightly family.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Pourtales Golightly (1807-85) was educated at Eton and Oriel College, Oxford. A subscriber to Tracts for the Times, he held curacies at Penshurt (Kent) and Godalming (Surrey). Became chaplain at the new chapel of Littlemore, an adjunct of St Mary's Oxford. A single sermon led to a disagreement with John Henry (later Cardinal) Newman (then Vicar of St Mary's), and thereafter he wrote largely against the ritualists, especially attacking Cuddesdon College. Subsequently Golightly was curate of Headington, Oxfordshire, then vicar of Toot Balden, Oxfordshire.

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Other Finding Aids

E. G. W. Bill, A catalogue of manuscripts in Lambeth Palace Library. MSS. 1222-1860 (Oxford, 1972). Typescript list of MSS.3534-.

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Custodial History

Given by Major F.Kennedy, 1920 (MSS.1804-1811). Transferred from the Library of the Goldsmiths' Company, 1960 and 1989 (MSS.4278-4283).



Related Material

MS.1946 (ff.9-34); CM 23; Archbishops' papers; Manuscripts.