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MS 140 Archives of the West London Synagogue

The West London Synagogue of British Jews was the first and one of the most important reform congregations in the country. The archive is composed of correspondence and synagogue papers, 1841- 1998, with the principal run of general correspondence files starting in 1863. For the period 1911-23 the files have been sorted alphabetically as well as annually. Earlier correspondence relates to synagogue matters including the prayer books, appeals, the organ, arrears of subscriptions, etc. There are files of applications for membership or seats, copies of the treasurer's reports and financial statements, a lease of synagogue property and papers relating to the appointment of ministers.

Other financial papers are in the London Metropolitan Archives, Acc. 2886.

Please note that access to the collection is by prior permission of the West London Synagogue.

Date range:


Former References:

AJ 59, AJ 78, AJ 157, AJ 175, A2049


229 boxes

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