PREFACE.

This volume is the first of its publications since the Society completed twenty-one years of activity. The event was celebrated by the holding of an Anniversary Festival Dinner, to which more detailed reference is made in a later part of this Preface.

Besides papers read before the Society at its meetings, the present volume includes (a) Documents: illustrating the history of the Jews of Canterbury, the Centenary Paper on Richard Cumberland, the account of the Origin of the Society; (b) Inscriptions: on the Tombstones in the Old Portuguese Cemetery at Middelburg; (c) Bibliography : of Engraved Por? traits, Caricatures, &c, on Lord George Gordon’s Conversion to Judaism; (d) Illustrations, of which the number is exception? ally great in honour of the Society’s coming of age ; (e) Laws, Lists of Members, Balance Sheets; and (/) Index.

Since the issue of Volume VI. of the Transactions the Society has published Studies

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