Ernest James Worman: Handlist to the Taylor-Schechter Collection

Scope and Content

List of manuscripts in the Taylor-Schechter Collection by E.J. Worman. For each item there is the title with a summary description, size, material, language, and date (when ascertainable).

MS.Add.6404: 220 folios. This volume covers manuscripts in glass.

MS.Add.6405: 68 folios.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ernest James Worman matriculated at Cambridge University in 1896, but was not affiliated to a college (B.A., 1898; M.A., 1902). He was Curator in Oriental Literature at Cambridge University Library, 1908-1909, where he catalogued oriental books and fragments from the Cairo Genizah. He died in June 1909.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Written in the Library.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives. The biographical history was compiled with reference to the entry on Worman in J.A. Venn, Alumni Cantabrigienses, Part II, Vol. VI (Cambridge University Press, 1954), p. 581.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.


E.J. Worman published papers on the Taylor-Schechter Collection: 'Two Booklists from the Cambridge Genizah Fragments', Jewish quarterly review, 20 (April 1908), p. 450; 'The Taylor Gift of Hebrew Books in Cambridge', Jewish chronicle, 29 January 1909.