Gerald Alexander Ellison (1910-1992) was Bishop of London and a highly respected and influential figure in the Church of England. He was the spokesman for all church legislative matters in the House of Lords and developed the area system in London.
The collection includes official and personal papers from his time as Bishop of Chester (1955-1976), Bishop of London (1973-1981) and his service in the House of Lords. Official papers cover the wide range of his activities and include correspondence, administrative files, papers on foreign visits and official diaries. Personal papers include family and private correspondence, personal diaries, papers relating to his education and photographs.