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Book Notes: Furriers, Glaziers, Doctors and Others: A History of the Preston Jewish Community, John Cowell

Edgar Samuel

<plain_text><page sequence="1">Furriers, Glaziers, Doctors and Others: A History of the Preston Jewish Community, John Cowell (2009) A4, pp. 225, ?9.99, Available from jcowellnix@yahoo.com This is a pioneer study of the Preston Jewish community. There were indi? vidual Jews in Preston from at least 1801 and many more arrived from the Russian empire in the 1880s. In 1894 a congregation was formed and con? tinued until the sale of the synagogue in 1982. Although handicapped by a lack of synagogue archives, Mr Cowell has assiduously collected material on its history from the census and many other sources to study the history of this small Lancashire community, including an analysis of the occupations, marriages and biographies of Preston Jews over the century of the commu? nity's existence. Edgar Samuel</page></plain_text>