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2010-12, 367, 368, Richard Blair, Vale

Professor Alan D Crown

We note the death on 2 November of Professor Alan Crown, Emeritus Professor in Semitic Studies at the University of Sydney. A renowned scholar of Samaritan Studies, he wrote or co-wrote some 15 books and co-edited the Archive of Australian Judaica. Holdings to 1985 with Jennifer Alison and Neil Radford with assistance from Sister Marianne Dacy (whose name was inadvertently omitted in reference to this book in Jennifer‘s obituary in the March-June 2010 Biblionews, p. 66). The contents of this 15 pp. booklet are summarised by John Fletcher in Issue 267 of Biblionews, pp. 85-86.

We have so far found no evidence that Prof Crown was ever a member of the BCSA, though he may have been. He did publish one book with our Society, namely the 24 page book: Hebrew manuscripts and rare printed books held in the Fisher Library of the University of Sydney ([Surry Hills:] The Wentworth Press, 1973), as No. 20 in our series Studies in Australian Bibliography.

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