The Mocatta Haggadah (MS Mocatta 1)
During the year Library Services was delighted to receive a generous donation from Patrick and William Mocatta to help conserve and properly store the valuable collections which were deposited on the death of their ancestor Frederic Mocatta. A proper review of the collection will suggest which items most deserve special treatment.
In August 2006, the papers of Robert Jonckheere (1920-2005), formerly Senior Lecturer in Psychology, UCL were presented by his widow Dr Sophie Botros. They include correspondence with important psychologists and statisticians such as Sir Cyril Burt, with whom he worked, as well as research files.
In February 2007, a further 9 printed books were deposited by the Lewis Trust, including Jewish Marriage Laws by John Selden, 1646, and The Ceremonies of the Present Jews, 1728. A rare copy of Lady Judith Montefiore's The Jewish Manual, 1846 was also included.
In May 2007, 11 boxes of additional papers of the nuclear physicist Professor Eric Burhop, FRS (1911-1980) consisting mainly of papers relating to Pugwash conferences in the 1950s and 60s, and the Moscow Symposium of 1975 were presented by his son Graham Burhop.
The papers and correspondence of Malcolm Lilly, FEng FRS (1936-1998) were presented by his widow Mrs Sheila Lilly.
A small collection of archival and related material covering British Deaf history, including original registers and punishment book from the Blanche Nevile School for the Deaf in Haringay, was presented to the the UCL Institute of Laryngology and Otology and RNID Library.
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