Papers of Claude Montefiore

Scope and Content


Diary of Claude Montefiore 1881-1900

Correspondence to and from Claude including to Basil Henriques, and his wife Rose; and members of his family (including his first wife Therese, daughter in law Muriel Tuck and father)

Printed articles and letters by Claude Montefiore


Letters of Therese, his first wife

Administrative / Biographical History

Claude Joseph Goldsmid Montefiore (1858-1938); great-nephew of Sir Moses Montefiore and grandson of Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid; privately educated before attending Balliol College Southampton; critic of political Zionism; established Liberal Judaism in England; President of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, Anglo-Jewish Association and University College, Southampton; philanthropist; educationist.

Access Information


The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Acquisition Information

October 2017

Other Finding Aids

A detailed list is available on the online catalogue

Custodial History

Transferred to UCL Special Collections by the family.