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Publications Vol 17 1

<plain_text><page sequence="1">THE JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ENGLAND The Jewish Historical Society of England was established in 1893. It was felt by its founders that the annals of Anglo-Jewry are of significance in the history not of the Jews only but also of England, the study of the subject having thus a double im? portance. The Society has published during its sixty years of existence seventeen volumes of Transactions and five of Miscellanies, containing valuable papers on various aspects of Anglo-Jewish History (some of them illustrated), in addition to a compre? hensive Bibliography of the subject and over a score of volumes of more general appeal. Its headquarters in University College, London (constructed and presented by the late Gustave Tuck, for many years its Treasurer and also for a term its President), formerly housed the Mocatta Library with its collections of Anglo-Judaica as well as the Tuck Collection of Jewish Ritual Art. Though the building and Library were completely destroyed in one of the first enemy bombing raids on London in 1940, the contents of the Museum were saved, and good progress has been made towards reconstituting the collection of books. (Further assistance towards this will be eagerly welcomed.) Meetings of the Society are normally held once monthly during the session, when lectures on various topics relating to Anglo-Jewish history and kindred subjects are given : occasional meetings are also held in the Provinces.</page><page sequence="2">298 The Society?the last Jewish cultural institution of the kind left in Europe?has some 750 members; but it is necessary to increase this number substantially in order to permit it to maintain its activities in spite of the heavy blow that it has suffered. It is desired also to attract the interest of the younger generation of Jewish historical students. The annual subscription, which entitles members to copies of its publications as well as to participation in its other activities, is ?1 Is. per annum (Student membership 10s. 6d. All communications should be addressed to :? The Rev. Arthur Barnett, B.A., 33 Seymour Place, London, W.l.</page></plain_text>