Collection: Porton Collection.: Porton Collection

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Title: Porton Collection

Level: Collection 

Classmark: Porton Collection.

Date: 1553-1980

Size and medium: 2399 volumes

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/500299 

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This is a collection of material of Jewish interest. The foundation of the collection is the library of Rabbi Moses Abrahams, which was given to the United Hebrew Congregation in Leeds after his death. In 1938 the community presented the collection to Leeds City Library, and it was housed in Sheepscar Branch Library. The furniture and fitting-out of the room at Sheepscar was paid for by Joseph Porton (187?-1958), a Leeds printer and stationer. In 1965 the collection was moved to Leeds Central Library, and at the same time part of Joseph Porton’s own library was given to the collection by his son Leslie. The City Library has continued to make further additions. The Porton Collection was deposited with the University Library in 2016.
The collection covers all aspects of the religion and culture of the Jewish people, including theology, history, biography, art, travel and society, and includes works in Hebrew, Yiddish and English.

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