A volume of manuscript notes, chiefly on Aristotle's politics; an address to Goldsmid-Montefiore, written on vellum and signed by members of the senate of University College, Southampton, 1913; a letter from D.D.Balfour, 1885; and a typescript of 'Some old fashioned opinions and reflections about the Jews: a die-hard's confession', 1935.
Papers of C.J. Goldsmid-Montefiore
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- ReferenceGB 738 MS 108
- Dates of Creation1885-1935
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description3 folders and 1 volume
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Administrative / Biographical History
Claude Joseph Goldsmid-Montefiore (1858-1938) was the son of Nathaniel Montefiore and Emma Goldsmid. He assumed the additional surname of Goldsmid by letters patent. Goldsmid-Montefiore was educated privately and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he obtained a first class degree. He was Hibbert Lecturer in 1892 and was awarded the British Academy Medal for Biblical Studies in 1930. From 1892 to 1921 Goldsmid-Montefiore was President of the Anglo-Jewish Association. He was President of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue and Acting President of University College, Southampton, 1910- 13 and then President, 1913-34. (see Lieber Freund: the letters of Claude Goldsmid Montefiore to Solomon Schechter, 1885-1902 ed. Joshua B.Stein (Lanham, 1988); An English Jew: the life and writings of Claude Montefiore ed. E.Kessler (London, 1989).)
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