Anglo-Jewish historiography is a branch of the tree of knowledge which has come to a certain stage of maturity within the memory of the present generation. There can be no doubt that a considerable amount of its vigour is due to the fostering care of the Society which has honoured me by appointing me its president for the current session. When I say that the Jewish Historical Society of England has made considerable efforts in the furtherance of such knowledge I do not, of course, mean to imply that all the members of the Society have contri? buted an equal share towards the progress of Anglo-Jewish history. The majority of its members have done no more than assist in the work by their sympathy and by the payment of their subscriptions. But even providing the straw, which enters into the composition of the bricks that have to be utilised in

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