Fort Synagogue Account Book.

AUCTION 1 | Thursday, November 14th, 1996 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art

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Lot 310

Fort Synagogue Account Book.

Lists of Expenditures and Contributions. 88pp., English, brown ink on paper. Heavily wormed, loose in original cloth, worn, sm. folio

Bombay: 1915-1927

Est: $400 - $600
Detailed account of expenses including: “Coolies for removal of benches on Tisha’bab day…Washing Co. for washing Hazans white robe…Sweepers…Cocanut [sic] oil…” Among the officiants, most of whom sign for their salaries in Hebrew, one Gangaram Hamal leaves no more than a thumb-print. The Fort Synagogue, also known as Kneseth Eliyahu, was founded in 1888 and was the central Congregation of those Indian Jews who originated from Baghdad.