PREFACE.

Befoke detailing the activities of the Society since the issue of Vol. XI., mention must be made of the death, on August 24,1930, of the First President and one of the Founders of the Society, Mr. Lucien Wolf. What the Society owes to Mr. Wolf?apart from his sterling work as accredited Ambassador for the community will be set forth in full in the volume of Essays that will shortly be issued in his honour. All that need be recorded here is that, as eight times President and as the acknowledged authority upon Anglo-Jewish history of the modern period, as the biographer of Menasseh ben Israel and the discoverer of the Jewsin the Canary Islands, Lucien Wolf occupies a foremost position in the ranks of Jewish historians as a writer and as a student whose originality, whose genius for research, and whose scholar? ship have enriched Jewish knowledge and Jewish literature

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