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G. Margoliouth,

Assistant Custodian, Oriental Department, British Museum, London, England.

BRITISH MUSEUM, London – Chief library and museum of the United Kingdom. It contains many books and objects of Jewish interest.The Hebrew MSS.: The Hebrew manuscripts in the British Museum already fully catalogued or briefly described number about...
MANUSCRIPTS – Writing Material. The first materials used for writing were such substances as stone, wood, and metal, upon which the characters were engraved with a stylus. At a very early time, however, animal substances were employed, and...