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Preface Vol 34

<plain_text><page sequence="1">Preface I would like to express the Society's thanks to Malcolm Brown, who served as Chairman of the Publications Committee for seven years. He presided over the selection of papers for publication and the production of the last four volumes of Jewish Historical Studies, giving the Editor continuous moral support and sound advice. This year he has been elected President of this Society and Edgar Samuel has succeeded him. I am particularly grateful, once again, to Cyril Drukker, for helping with his usual meticulousness to proofread this volume. Meetings Since the previous list of lectures was published in Jewish Historical Studies: Trans? actions XXXIII, pp. xiii-xv, the following lectures have been delivered: 1994-5 Dr Anthony Joseph The relationship between Anglo-Jewish history and its genealogies Daniel Levy Morris 'Two-Gun' Cohen: from the East End to the China Sea, 1880-1934 Joe Hillaby St Harold of Gloucester: the dissemination of the ritual-murder accusation Tony Hammond Jewish emancipation and the larger politics of Reform: aspects of parliamentary and public debates on the admission of Jews to Parliament, 1829-58 Barry Weinberg Aspects of the Jewish contribution to musical life in Britain, 1770-1820 Dr David Englander Jewish biography: problems and possibilities Dr Audrey Burton Bukharan Jews, ancient and modern xi</page><page sequence="2">Preface Dr Mark Levene Was Anglo-Jewry important on the world stage? Ellis Hillman Lord George Gordon: fact and fiction Rabbi Dr Bernard S?sser England's first Ashkenazi cemetery, i6g6-y i995-6 Dr Anthony Joseph Jewish genealogy and its impact on historical study in the English-speaking world Dr Diane Atkinson Homeworking women in Spitalfields, 1880-igog Dr Zefirah Rokeah The Hospitaller and the Jews: Fr. Joseph de Chauncy and the English Jewry of the I2J0S Dr M. A. Jolles The Northampton Jewish community Dr Valerie Mainz Creating a nation: the Jews of France, 1760-1810 Cecil Bloom Samuel Montagu and Zionism Dr Scott Mandelbrote Newton and Judaism Mrs Ruth Sebag-Montefiore A quest for a grandfather: Sir Philip Magnus, Bart., Victorian educationalist Dr Willis Johnson III Recent work on the English origins of the Blood Libel Professor Geoffrey Alderman The young Cecil Roth, i8gg-igig xii</page><page sequence="3">Preface We regret to report the deaths of the following Vice-Presidents since the publica? tion of our last volume: The Very Reverend Haham Dr Solomon Gaon, Rabbi Dr Hugo Gryn, Robert Nunes Carvalho, Walter Schwab and Mrs Dorothy Stone and of Alex Jacob, who was a Council Member. Haham Dr Solomon Gaon and Rabbi Dr Hugo Gryn were important com? munal leaders, whose lives have been described in the obituaries in the Jewish Chronicle and the national press. Alex Jacob wrote articles on The Jews ofFalmouth and especially on his mother's family for Transactions. Walter Schwab served for some years as our Editor of Publications and after retiring from that office con? tinued to index volumes of Jewish Historical Studies, including the important index to Transactions I-XXV. Robert Nunes Carvalho served as President in 1971-3. The present volume is dedicated to the memory of Dorothy Stone, who succeeded her late husband Hyman Stone as Honorary Treasurer, served as President and was a benefactor of our Society. Jeremy Schonfield</page></plain_text>