CALENDARS OF THE COACHING DAYS.

have to introduce to the notice of the Society a series of pocket calendars, printed partly in Yiddish and partly in Hebrew, and

published in London at Alexander’s printing works. The earliest copy I have inspected is dated 1772; the British Museum does not appear to possess any specimen. The chief interest of these Almanacs, which were the predecessors of modern publications of a similar character that have long been familiar to the Jewish public, is the varied information they convey in the quaintest of jargons; but chiefly the particulars of the times at which the coaches in those days used to start, the places whence they set out, and the fares to their different destinations.

The portion of these little volumes devoted to a calendar proper is sufficiently interesting to warrant a hasty glance over its pages before turning to the later section dealing with the coaches. The Jewish

Become a member to read the full article

Written by

Maurice Myers

Published in

1

Newsletter sign up

© 2019 Jewish Historical Society of England

Secure payments by

Jewish Historical Society of England
0

Your Cart