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The Jews of South-West England


Thesis by Rabbi Bernard Susser

Selected Bibliography 


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Board of Deputies of British Jews, London

Chief Rabbi's Office, London

Exeter City Library

Jewish Museum, London

Plymouth City Library, Plymouth

Plymouth Hebrew Congregation, Plymouth

Public Record Offices, London, Truro

Roth Collection, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Royal Institution of Cornwall, Truro

Somerset House, London

Susser Collection, Jerusalem

Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Tombstone inscriptions at the Exeter, Falmouth, Penzance and Plymouth (2) Jewish cemeteries

Inscriptions in the Exeter and Plymouth synagogues




'Anglo-Jewish Notabilities' (1949)

'Bevis Marks Records,' vols. I, II, ed. R. Barnett (Oxford, 1940, 1949); vol. III, ed. G. H. Whitehill (1973).

'Bibliotheca Cornubiensis' (1874)

Board of Deputies of British Jews, 'Annual Reports'

'Calendar of the Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews,' vols. I, II, ed. J. M. Rigg (1905); vol. III, ed. H. Jenkinson (1929); vol. IV, ed. H. G. Richardson (1972)

'Catalogue of an Exhibition of Anglo-Jewish Art and History' (1956)

W. Clegg, 'Samuel Harris, a converted Jew' (Sheffield, 1833)

L. Cohen, 'Sacred Truths' (Exeter, 1808)

'Collectanea Cornubiensis' (Truro, 1890)


'Bailey's, 1783'

'Universal British Directory, 1798'

H. Woolcombe, 'Picture of Plymouth, 1812' (Plymouth)

S. Rowe, 'Plymouth Directory, 1814' (Plymouth)

'Tapperell's Plymouth Directory, 1822' (Plymouth)

'Pigot's Directory, 1823'

'Brindley's Plymouth Directory, 1830' (Devonport)

'Flintoff's Plymouth Directory, 1844' (Plymouth)

'White's Devonshire Directory, 1850' (Sheffield)

'Kelly's Post Office Directory, 1856'

'Billing's Devonshire Directory, 1857' (Birmingham)

'Harrison, Harrod Directory for Devon and Cornwall, 1862'

W. Warn, 'Directory and Guide for Falmouth and Penryn, 1864'

'Eyre's Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse Directory, 1896'

'Jewish Year Book,' 1896 - continuing

S. A. Hart, 'Reminiscences' (1882)


'Annual Register,' 1760 - 1827

'Exeter Pocket Journal,' 1791 - 1863 (Exeter)

'Gentleman's Magazine,' 1731 - 1833

'Navy List,' 1780 - 1870

'Notes and Queries,' 1900 - continuing (Exeter)

R. P. Lehmann, 'Anglo-Jewish Bibliography' (1973)

_____________, 'Nova Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica' (1961)

'A List of Converts to Judaism in the City of London, 1809-16,' ed. B. A. Elzas (New York, 1911)

H. Mayhew, 'London Labour and the London Poor' (1851)

'Memoirs and Letters of Charles Boner with Letters of Mary Russel Mitford' (1871)


'The Cambrian' (Swansea, 1813)

'Daily Western Mercury' (Plymouth, 1860 - )

'Felix Farley's Bristol Journal' (Bristol, 1776 - 1853)

'HaMelitz' (Odessa, 1860 - 1903)

'Hebrew Observer' (1853-4)

'Jewish Chronicle' (1841 - )

'London Gazette,' (1665 - )

'Plymouth and Devonport Weekly Journal' (Plymouth, 1818 - 1825)

'Royal Cornwall Gazette' (Truro, 1811 - )

'Sherborne and Yeovil Mercury' (Sherborne, 1746)

'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (Exeter, 1768 - )

'Voice of Jacob' (1841-8)

'West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser' (Truro, 1811 - )

'Western Flying Post' (Sherborne, 1829-67)

'Western Morning News' (Plymouth, 1860 - )

J. Ottolenge, 'An Answer ...' (?, 1735)

'Plymouth Hebrew Congregation Regulations, 1834'

C. Roth, 'Magna Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica' (1937)

'Select Pleas, Starrs and other Records from the Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews, 1220-84,' ed. J. M. Rigg (1902)

I. Solomon, 'Records of my Family' (New York, 1887)

'Starrs and Jewish Charters,' vols. I, II, III, IV (1930-2)

R. N. Worth, 'Calendar of the Plymouth Municipal Records' (Plymouth, 1893)




M. Adler, 'The Medieval Jews of Exeter', Report and 'Transactions of the Devonshire Association,' LXIII (1931)

S. Applebaum, 'Were there Jews in Roman Britain?' 'TJHSE,' XVII (1950)

A. Arnold, 'Apprentices of Great Britain, 1710-73', 'MJHSE,' VII (1970)

J. Bannister, 'Jews in Cornwall', 'Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall,' II (1867)

A. M. Jacob, 'The Jews of Falmouth' 1740 - 1860, 'TJHSE,' XVII (1949)


V. D. Lipman, 'Sephardi and other Jewish Immigrants in the Eighteenth Century', 'Migration and Settlement'


___________, 'Survey of Anglo-Jewry in 1851', 'TJHSE,' XVII (1953)

___________, 'Synagogal organisation in Anglo-Jewry', 'The Jewish Journal of Sociology,' I (1959)

C. Roth, 'Penzance: The Decline and Fall of an Anglo- Jewish Community', 'Jewish Chronicle Supplements' (May, June, 1931)

A. Rubens, 'The Daniel Family", 'TJHSE,' XVIII (1953)

_________, 'Early Anglo-Jewish Artists', 'TJHSE,' XIV (1937)

E. R. Samuel, 'The First Fifty Years', 'Three Centuries of Anglo-Jewish History' (Cambridge, 1961)

B. Susser, ;Social Acclimatization of Jews in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth- Century Devon', 'Exeter Papers in Economic History, no. 3' (Exeter, 1970)



I. Abrahams, 'Jewish Life in the Middle Ages' (2nd edition, ed. C. Roth, 1932)

M. Adler, 'Jews of Medieval England' (1939)

G. Alderman, 'The Jewish Community in British Politics' (Oxford, 1983)

'Anglo-Norman Custumal,' eds. J. W. Schopp, R. C. Easterling (1925)

C. W. Bracken, 'A History of Plymouth' (Plymouth, 2nd edn. 1934)

H. M. Brown, 'Cornish Clocks and Clockmakers' (Dawlish, 1961)

D. Cesarani, ed. 'The Making of Modern Anglo-Jewry' (Oxford, 1990)

A. Cohen, 'An Anglo-Jewish Scrapbook' (1943)

M. A Courtney, 'Cornish Feasts and Folklore' (Penzance, 1913)

C. Ellis, 'Historical Survey of Torquay' (Torquay, 1930)

T. M. Endelman, 'Radical Assimilation in English Jewish History, 1656 -1945' (Indiana, 1990)

L. P. Gartner, 'The Jewish Immigrant in England' (1960)

L. M. Goldman, 'The History of the Jews in New Zealand' (Wellington, 1958)

B. Kirkman Gray, 'A History of English Philanthropy' (1905)

G. L. Green, 'The Royal Navy and Anglo-Jewry, 1740 - 1820' (1989)

W. G. Hoskins, 'Devon' (1954)

A. M. Hyamson, 'The Sephardim of England' (1951)

J. Jacobs, 'Jewish Statistics' (1891)

_________, 'Jews of Angevin England' (1893)

Jewish Historical Society of England, 'Miscellanies,' part I (1925), in progress

Jewish Historical Society of England, 'Transactions,' vol. I (1895), in progress

J. Katz, 'Exclusiveness and Tolerance' (Oxford, 1961)

N. Kokosalakis, 'Ethnic Identity and Religion' (Washington, 1982)

J. R Leifchild, 'Cornwall: Its Mines and Miners' (1862)

ä J. S. Levi and G. F. J. Bergman, 'Australian Genesis' (1974)

A. Levy, 'History of the Sunderland Jewish Community' (1956)

V. D. Lipman, 'Social History of the Jews in England, 1850 - 1950' (1954)

N. Longmate, 'King Cholera' (1966)

J. R. Marcus, 'Memoirs of American Jews' (Philadelphia, 1955)

T. May, 'An Economic and Social History of Britain, 1760 - 1970' (1987)

'A Minority in Britain,' ed. M. Freedman (1955)

G. Pycroft, 'Art in Devonshire' (Exeter, 1888)

H. R. Richardson, 'The English Jewry under Angevin Kings' (1960)

C. Roth, 'The Great Synagogue, London, 1690 - 1940' (1950)

_______, 'A History of the Jews in England' (3rd edn. 1964)

_______, 'The Rise of Provincial Jewry' (1950)

G. Saron and L. Hotz, 'The Jews in South Africa' (Oxford, 1955)

Thos. Shapter, 'The History of the Cholera in Exeter' (1849)

A. M. W. Stirling, 'The Ways of Yesterday' (1930)

'Three Centuries of Anglo-Jewish History,' ed. V. D. Lipman (Cambridge, 1961)

Sidney and Beatrice Webb, 'English Local Government: English Poor Law History' (1927)

H. F. Whitfeld, 'Plymouth and Devonport in times of Peace and War' (Plymouth, 1900)

B. Williams, 'The Making of Manchester Jewry, 1740 - 1875' (Manchester, 1976)

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