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William E. Barton Samaritan Collection, 1903-1950

By Steve Pentek, Kara Jackman

Collection Overview

Title: William E. Barton Samaritan Collection, 1903-1950

ID: 01/002

Extent: 7.0 Cubic Feet. More info below.

Languages: English [eng], Hebrew [heb], Sanskrit [san], Arabic [ara]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Barton Collection contains materials accumulated during a quarter century (1903-1926) of personal contact with the Samaritans, including correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and scrolls.  Primary material consists of nineteen scrolls, including two Pentateuchal scrolls of early twentieth century vintage, the original and unpublished Arabic texts of Priest Jacob on the history and thought of the sect, five small modern codices of parts of the Samaritan Pentateuch, two Samaritan prayer books, an Arabic treatise by Priest Isaac on Jacob’s Well, and untranslated autobiography of Jacob in Arabic, two copies of the Samaritan Book of Joshua in Arabic, one of which has a commentary in Samaritan Hebrew, and a copy of Abu’l Fath.  The photographs include forty-three prints of the Abisa scroll from a 1919 filming, discredited at the time, but verified as authentic after re-photographing by Perez Castro in the 1950s, and other photographs or glass slides of the Samaritans.  Personal letters reveal his contacts with the Samaritans and dealers through whom he obtained the scrolls and other materials.  Also contains about 150 letters by or about the American Samaritan Committee.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1: Scrolls (Hebrew)Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Book of EstherAdd to your cart.
15" tube, wooden case 13.5"long, with 6" wide scroll on skin. C-059 WEB Box 1, Scroll 1
Item 2: The Book of EstherAdd to your cart.
14" tube, wood rod in center, with 12.5" wide scroll on dark leather. C-059 WEB Box 1, Scroll 2
Item 3: The Book of EstherAdd to your cart.
14” tube, wooded holder 12.5” long, one handle broken off, with 7.5” wide scroll on skin (very stiff).  (C-059 WEB Box 1, Scroll 3)
Item 4: The Book of EstherAdd to your cart.
13.5" tube, wooden holder 12.5" long ith one handle, with 6.75" wide scroll on dark leather, written out outside "Gift of Benj. Tighe, Nov. 1, 1952". C-059 WEB Box 1, Scroll 4.
Item 5: The Book of EstherAdd to your cart.
First section missing. 13.25" tube, wooden holder 12" long, with 4.5" wide scroll on skin. C-059 WEB Box 1, Scroll 5.
Item 6: The Book of EstherAdd to your cart.
13" tube, no wooden rod, 11.5" wide scroll on dark leather. C-059 WEB Box 1, Scroll 6.
Item 7: The Book of EstherAdd to your cart.
11.5" tube, no wooden rod, 10.5" wide scroll on skin, glued in label "the scribe of Joseph, son of Samuel Jaffa of Nuernberg, a celebrated German Rabbi, who went to reside in Constantinople in the later part of the sixteenth century". C-o59 WEB Box 1, Scroll 7.
Item 8: The Book of EstherAdd to your cart.
9.5" tube, wooden rod 8" long, with 5" wide scroll on skin. C-059 WEB Box 1, Scroll 8.
Item 9: The Book of EstherAdd to your cart.
6.5" tube, no wooden rod, 4.5" wide scroll on skin, in two parts (unsewn?). C-059 WEB Box 1, Scroll 9.
Item 10: The PentateuchAdd to your cart.
Complete, Mazoretic text.  9” tube, two 8” ivory rods, red velvet cover, 5.25” wide scroll printed on paper.  C-059 WEB Box 1, Scroll 10.
Box 2Add to your cart.
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Item 1: The Book of EstherAdd to your cart.
20" tube, 18.5" wooden handle, 9.5" wide scroll on leather. C-060 WEB Box 2, Scroll 11
Item 2: The Book of EstherAdd to your cart.
16.5" tube one end missing, no wooden rod, 15" wide scroll on parchment. C-060 WEB Box 2, Scroll 12.
Item 3: The Book of EstherAdd to your cart.
16.5" tube, 15" long wooden center with one handle, 12.11" wide scroll on skin. C-060 WEB Box 2, Scroll 13.
Item 4: The Book of EstherAdd to your cart.
16" tube, no wooden rod, 14.5" wide scroll on parchment. C-060 WEB Box 2, Scroll 14.
Folder 1: Sanskrit TextsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Yellow PageAdd to your cart.
13×5.5”, inscribed ”For W. F. Warren, D.D./Sanskrit Dictionary of Iainism/180 years old/ Budaon N.W.P. India, Feb. 2,1881/ R. Hoskins”,  Sanskrit on reverse. (C-060 WEB Box 2, Folder 1, item 1)
Item 2: Blue pageAdd to your cart.
12.5x8”, inscribed “The Governor General in Council having Received Various Representation from the Merchant Sitting for the Heavy Losses/ Guddhadhur Ghose the Copy Good/ 12345678910”, Sanskrit on the reverse.  (C-060 WEB Box 2, Folder 1, item 2)
Item 3: Brown paperAdd to your cart.
15.5×3.25, approx 50 leaves, Sanskrit script on both sides.  (C-060 WEB Box 2, Folder 1, item 3)
Item 5: Wooden paddleAdd to your cart.
9.5×15 inches, with Arabic script on both sides.  (C-060 WEB Box 2, Item 1)
Box 3Add to your cart.
C-061
Folder 1: Sheepskin Parchment FragmentAdd to your cart.
13th cent., approx. 4”x5”.  Item examined by John Rylands Library, Manchester UK, in 1959 with following report:  “On what we shall call the -recto there is a portion of text in large majuscule of which only a few words are distinguishable. This was the original text and is in a very fine hand. . . . Beneath the recto text is written in ink, presumably in Dr. W. E. Barton’s hand, “Gen. 26:20-22.” . . . The identification Gen. 26:20-22 is wrong.  It is, in fact, Gen. 36:20-22, with, above it, faint traces of the verses immediately preceding.  Part of the text has also been re-inked to bring to the surface some letters.  In more than one place this has been wrongly done and proves misleading. . . On the verso there are five lines of text in a modern hand. . . . On the verso are written “Lev. 9:22 this side modern” and also “very ancient MS Samaritan in purplish ink, Nablous March 11, 1902. . . . The five lines of text on the verso are written in a modern hand in a species of Samaritan majuscule.  It is an untutored hand.  Lev. 9:22, as identification of the text, is correct only for the last two lines.  The first three are a misquotation of Exodus 9:8.  The five lines here appear to be all that was ever written on the verso.  An infra-red photograph discloses no other text. . . . A comparison of the original text of the fragment and that of the Pentateuch Codex I of the collection of Samaritan MSS. in the John Rylands Library (see my Catalogue) reveals that to all seeming the writing on each is by the same hand.  The Rylands Codex I is dated 1211 A.D. and the copyist was the famous calligraphist with the soubriquet of Abu ‘l-Barakat.”  Edward Robertson, letter dated 30th January 1959.  Letter and three page report in photocopy included.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 1)
Folder 2: The Samaritan ChronicleAdd to your cart.
Vol. 1, in book form, in Arabic, holo., 507 p. (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 2)
Folder 3: The Book of JoshuaAdd to your cart.
The History of Joshua According to the Samaritan, copied from ancient manuscripts by Samaritan priests in the synagogue at Old Shechem.  In book form, in Arabic with Samaritan (“The Book of Days”, sometimes called “Chonicle”)  following, holo., 90 p.,  with a typescript translation of the first ten pages of the manuscript, 7 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 3)
Folder 4: The Story of Joseph According to the Samaritan.Add to your cart.
In book form, in Samaritan, holo., 71 p.  Note on front leaves:  “This little book was purchased by me in March 1902 from the Samaritan priests at Nablous in their synagogue at the foot of Mount Gerazim.  It contains the story of Joseph from Genesis XXXIX:1 to the end of the book.  Like the Hebrew, it reads from right to left. William E. Barton.:  Note on back leaf:  “Microfilmed for University of Leeds, April 1957.”  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 4)  JDPurvis:  “There is no colophon and no cryptogram.”
Folder 5: The Book of ExodusAdd to your cart.
In four volumes, on paper, in Samaritan, holo., v.1, Ex. 1-11, 100 p., v. 2, Ex. 12-24, 119 p., v. 3, Ex. 25-31:17, 66 p., v. 4, Ex. 31:18-end, 84 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 5)  JDPurvis:  “The scribe is identified in the colophon of the last volume as Ab Hasdah, son of the High Priest Jacob.  The work was completed in A.H. 1320 (=1902).”
Folder 6Add to your cart.
Item 1: Public PrayersAdd to your cart.
In Samaritan, holo., 79 p.  Note on flyleaf:  “Microfilmed for University of Leeds, April 1957.”  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 6)  JDPurvis:  “Title on cover in Samaritan characters … The text is written in cursive Samaritan letters, with some Arabic.  The work, as its companion volume, is not carefully executed.”
Item 2: PrayersAdd to your cart.
In Samaritan, holo., 100 p.  Note on flyleaf: “Microfilmed for University of Leeds, April 1957.”  Contains penciled caption: “Prayers to be said when season are not prosperous (with many other prayers).  Prayers for the day break of those whose memory is past (for the dead).  And common prayers by authors known and unknown.”  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 6)  JDPurvis:  “Title on cover in Samaritan characters … The text is written in cursive Samaritan characters, with some Arabic.  The work was not carefully executed.”
Folder 7: Commentary on GenesisAdd to your cart.
Unbound, in Arabic, holo., 211 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 7)  JDPurvis:  “The Biblical text is written in cursive Samaritan letters, the commentary in Arabic.”
Folder 8Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Book of JoshuaAdd to your cart.
Unbound, in Arabic, holo., 110 p.  Includes [translation of?] letter from Jacob, son of Aaron, Samaritan High Priest, dated 7.12.08, sent to W.E. Barton.  Note inserted says that Jacob copied this text from a thirteenth century manuscript.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 8, Item 1)  JDPurvis:  “A letter from Jacob to Barton is pasted to the last page.  It expresses Jacob’s wish that the work be translated into English so that copies could be sold to tourists.”
Item 2: Undated leaf of Numbers 26:1-27Add to your cart.
In Samaritan, holo., 2 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 8, Item 2)
Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Bibliography of Samaritan books (by Jacob, at Nablus, 1905?).Add to your cart.
In Arabic and English, holo., 1 p. 11”x17”.   (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 9, item 1)  JDPurvis:  “A bilingual text, in Arabic and English.  The English column is in the hand of Dr. Gaskoin Wright of the Missionary Hospital in Nablus.  There are thirty items listed.”
Item 2: Autobiography of the Samaritan High PriestAdd to your cart.
Arabic, holo., 45 p.  Fly leaf inscribed: “William E. Barton,  Oak Park, Ill.  Received from the Samaritan High Priest, February 1, 1908.”  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 9, Item 2)  JDPurvis:  “The Arabic text was never translated.  It was Jacob’s wish that if the work should be translated and published, that no copies be sent to Palestine!”
Item 3: The Book of Inquiries for the Enlightenment of the InquirerAdd to your cart.
The Book of Questions and Answers: an Epitome of Samaritan Belief and Practice, by Jacob ben Aaron, High Priest of the Samaritans.  Prepared by request of William E. Barton.  Written on the 29th of Shewal, corresponding to the 21st of November of the Arabic year 1325 [1907] by its humble author, Jacob the Priest of the Samaritan people in Nablous.”  Also noted: “Microfilmed for Univ. of Leeds, April 1957.”  Arabic, holo., 91 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 9, Item 3)  JDPurvis:  “An Arabic treatise written by Jacob in 1907. A first installment was published by Barton under the title “The Book of Enlightenment”…the complete work was published as an 84-page monograph, The Book of Enlightenment for the Instruction of the Inquirer.”
Folder 10: The Book of Inquiries for the Enlightenment of the InquirerAdd to your cart.
English translation of Folder 9, Item 3 by A. B. Kori.  English, holo., 133 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 10)
Folder 11: The Book of Enlightenment for the Instruction of the InquirerAdd to your cart.
By Jacob, son of Aaron. Translated from the Arabic by Professor A. Ben Kori.  Galley proofs, 11 p., of section V-XIII.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 11)
Folder 12: The Samaritans: a History and Book of RitualAdd to your cart.
By Jacob, Son of Aaron, High Priest.  In book form, in Arabic, holo., 296 p.  Noted inside front cover: “William E. Barton, Oak Park, Ill., Purchased from Jacob, son of Aaron, High Priest of the Samaritans, 1907.”  Noted on back cover: “Microfilmed for Univ. of Leeds, April 1957.”  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 12)  JDPurvis:  “Arabic; ten chapters: 1. On the History of the Samaritan People; 2. On the Sanctity of Mount Gerezim; 3. On the Sabbath; 4. On Circumcision; 5. On the Reckoning of Time; 6. On Ritual Defilements and Purifications; 7. On Dietary Regulations; 8. On Marriage; 9. On Torah; 10. On Death and Judgment.  The first four chapters were translated by Abdullah ben Kori and published by Barton… The remaining chapters were never translated.”
Folder 13Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Messianic Hope of the SamaritanAdd to your cart.
The Messianic Hope of the Samaritan, by Jacob, Son of Aaron, High Priest of the Samaritans.  Reprinted from the Open Court, 1907.  36 p.  Cover reads: “Original manuscript.”  Inside is the original Arabic manuscript, dated July 1906 (23 p.) and letter in Arabic from the High Priest dated May 17, 1907, with an English translation.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 13, Item 1)
Item 2: Printed Picture of Chart of TabernacleAdd to your cart.
By Jacob, the High Priest, from the above book, with annotations by A. Ben Kori in blue pencil. (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 13, Item 2)
Item 3: Letter from A. Ben Kori to Dr. BartonAdd to your cart.
Dated Nov. 6, 1907, on the reverse is a key to the annotations on the picture, in Hebrew and English.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 13, Item 3)
Folder 14: An Account of Jacob's WellAdd to your cart.
By Isaac, second Priest of the Samaritans, 1907.  Holo., in Arabic, 15 p.,  with letter from Dr. Gaskoin Wright, in Arabic, 3 p.  Dr. Wright doubts the validity of Isaac’s description of the location for the well.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 14)  JDPurvis:  “The Arabic text was never translated.  Isaac wrote the essay in 1907. Its purpose was to demonstrate that the traditional site of Jacob’s well was not the true site.  He proposed instead a recently discovered well at which a Samaritan inscription was found.”
Folder 15Add to your cart.
Item 1: Page in ArabicAdd to your cart.
Noted in pencil: “Moslem School, Tomb of John the Baptist, Ancient Samaria, March 10, 1902”; reverse has illustration.  In Arabic, 8”x12”, holo., 2 p. (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 15, Item 1)
Item 2: Page with IllustrationAdd to your cart.
Noted in pencil: “Charm for the Evil Eye, Purchased at Joseph’s Tomb, March 12, 1902 from Dervish.”  Paper, 3’x6.5”.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 15, Item 2)
Item 3: "About the Birth of Jesus, the Son of Joseph the Carpenter"Add to your cart.
Typescript from Samaritan Geneological Annals, page 281.  Typescript, 3 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 15, Item 3)
Folder 16Add to your cart.
Item 1: Scrap of envelope from Featherbone MagazinetteAdd to your cart.
Posted in 1902, inside inscribed (by WEB?) in ink with a line in Hebrew and in pencil: “Line missing from the Hebrew Pentateuch.”  1 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 16, Item 1)
Item 2: Pages from the Samaritan PentateuchAdd to your cart.
With annotation on page 42 to omit some text in illustration of Samaritan Alphabet.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 16, Item 2)
Item 3: The Samaritan Theory of the Unity of the PentateuchAdd to your cart.
A paper presented before the Society of Biblical Research, March 30, 1912.”  Two pages, typescript, with edits in pen, being the introduction to the presentation [by WEB?].  2 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 16, Item 3)
Item 4: "The War and the Samasitan Colony"Add to your cart.
By William E. Barton.  Presented at the Chicago Society of Biblical Research, March 20, 1920.  Typescript and carbon on yellow paper, 12 p. each.  Carbon copy has ink annotation on first page: “Please return to Robert E. Moody, 725 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass.”  Program of meeting included.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 16, Item 4)
Item 5: "The Samaritans"Add to your cart.
Typescript, 1 p., of notes on 2 Kings, Ezra, and Nehemiah. Holo., 2 p., of notes on the “Samaritan Ghetto in Nablus.”  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 16, Item 5)
Folder 17Add to your cart.
Item 1: "Jerusalem Today"Add to your cart.
By Fareedy Naseef.  Typescript, 4 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 17, Item 1)
Item 2: "The Ancient Scroll of the Samaritans"Add to your cart.
Typescript, photostatic copy, 15 p., two copies, with pencil completing some text lines.  One copy annotated in pencil:  Edward Roberson, John Rylands Library, 22 Nov. 1956, Royal Asiatic Society in London, centenary of the birth of Dr. Gaster.”  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 17, Item 2)
Item 3: "More about the Samaritan Pentateuch"Add to your cart.
Unidentified author (not Barton), typescript, 3 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 17, Item 3)
Item 4: "A Knight in Blue Overalls"Add to your cart.
Unidentified author, typescript, 2 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 17, Item 4)
Item 5: UntitledAdd to your cart.
Pages 5-7 of typescript by unidentified author, 3 p.  Found with 1905-06 letters.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 18, Item 5)
Folder 18: Untitled manuscript in Sanskrit (?)Add to your cart.
Holo., 4.4”x10.2”, 334 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 18)
Folder 19Add to your cart.
Item 1: Letter from Jacob B. Barton to his sonAdd to your cart.
WEB, Nov. 10, 1895.  Holo., 8 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 19, Item 1)
Item 2: Letters from Abdul Mohammed, donkey boy in Luxor, to WEBAdd to your cart.
Aug. 30, 1902, 2 p.; May 13, 1903, 2 p.; June 20, 1903, 2 p.; March 28, 1906, 2 p.; May 17, 1904, 2 p.; May 31, 1906, 3 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 19, Item 2)
Item 3: Letters from Samuel Johnson, antique dealer in Jerusalem, to WEBAdd to your cart.
April 6, 1903, 2 p.; May 23, 1903, 3 p.; July 22, 1903, 2 p.; July 28, 1903, 3 p.; Feb. 8, 1904, 1 p.; Oct. 27, 1904, 2 p.; Nov. 5, 1904, 2 p.; Nov. 21, 1904, 2 p.  Letters offer scrolls for sale. (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 19, Item 3)
Folder 20: American Samaritan CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
To WEB and others, from A. Ben Kori, Abu-l Hassan, Gaskoin Wright, and the Samaritan community, regarding Palestine, the Samaritan Committee, and the Samaritans.  Approx. 150 letters, 1902-1926.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 20: 1902-1918)
Folder 21: American Samaritan CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
To WEB and others, from A. Ben Kori, Abu-l Hassan, Gaskoin Wright, and the Samaritan community, regarding Palestine, the Samaritan Committee, and the Samaritans.  Approx. 150 letters, 1902-1926.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 21: 1919-1926)
Folder 22: Letters from publishers to WEBAdd to your cart.
Approx. 58 letters, from 1904-1910.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 22)
Folder 23: Letters from Jacob, Son of Aaron, to WEBAdd to your cart.
In Arabic or English translation, with numerous letters from WEB to Gaskoin Wright, W.J. Drew, S.V. Webb, and others.  Approx. 58 letters, 1906-1913.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 23: 1906, 1907, 1908,  1909, 1910)
Folder 24: Letters from Jacob, Son of Aaron, to WEBAdd to your cart.
In Arabic or English translation, with numerous letters from WEB to Gaskoin Wright, W.J. Drew, S.V. Webb, and others.  Approx. 58 letters, 1906-1913.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 24:  1911,  1912, 1913)
Folder 25: Unidentified letters (2) in ArabicAdd to your cart.
(C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 25)
Folder 26: Photographs (b/w), marked by WEB, unverified, Special Collections listing: (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 26)Add to your cart.
1. Tomb within the Crusading Church at Samaria, 3.2”x3.2”.2. Samaritan High Priest and his family, 2.7”x3.6”. 3. View near Nablus, 2.9”x3.9”.4. Samaria in distance, 3.2”x3.2”. 5. View of Nablus Hospital, 4.2”x3”. 6. View from the High Priest’s house showing [illegible, Dotharn’s?] Rock (2), 2.8”x3.6” and 4.1”x3.2”. 7. Moslem patients waiting to be seen, 4.2” x 3.2”. 8. Ruins of the [illegible] Temple on top of Mt. Gerizim, 4.2”x3.2”. 9. Nablus Hospital, 3.7”x2.5”.10. Street of Pillars, Samaria, 3.2”x3.2”. 11. Old [illegible] outside Nablus, 4.2”x3.2”. 12. Crypt of old crusading church showing Jacob’s well, 3.2”x3.2”. 13. Jacob’s well showing ruins of the old crusading church, 3.2”x3.2”. 14. Women’s Surgical Ward, Nablus Hospital, 4.2”x3.1”. 15. One of the Women’s Wards, Nablus Hospital, 4.2”x3”. 16. View of Nablus (Mt. Ebal in distance) looking towards Samaritan [illegible], 4.2”x3”. 17. Samaritans at prayer on Mt. Gerizim, Passover, 1907, 3.2”x2.3”. 18. Heating the Oven to Roast the Passover Lambs, Mt, Gerizim, 1906, 7”x7”. 19. Photo of Samaritan Pentateuch and Genesis (3), 5”x7.1”. 20. Jacob, Son of Aaron, High Priest of the Samaritans, with [illegible] Pentateuch, 3.5”x4.5”. 21. Jacob, Son of Aaron, the priest in Shechem, 1902, 4”x5.5”. 22. Isaac, 2nd Priest of the Samaritans, 4.7”x5.6”. 23. Ancient case for the Samaritan Pentateuch with negative, 3.1”x4”. 24. High Priest officiating at the Samaritan Passover, Mt. Gerizim, Palestine, 7”x7”. 25. Samaritan High Priest and Scroll, 8.3”x10.7”. 26. Nablous, the long slope is foot of Mt. Ebal, ascent from left Mt. Gerizim, path in foreground is ascent to Mt. Gerizim, 4”x3”. 27. Lower slope of Gerizim with Ebal in the distance, 4”x3”. 28. Mosque over a church, from stone inside was evidently at the time possessed by Samaritans, 4”x3”.29. Mt. Ebal, 4”x3”.30. Abdul Mohammed, 1906, 3.5”x5.7”.31. Photo of Abdul Mohammed in youth, labelled by him, 4.7”x4.1”. 34. Unlabelled photo of Jacob(?) with unidentified person, 4.2”x3.1”. 35. Unlabelled photo of Isaac, 2nd Priest and family on a postcard, 3.5”x5.5”. 36. Unidentified postcards (2) of people, 3.5”x5.4”. 37. Unidentified mounted photograph of group in traditional dress, 6.4”x4.7”.
Folder 27Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Samaritan Pentateuch: the story of survival among the sects, by WEB.Add to your cart.
Oberlin OH : Bibliotheca Sacra Co., 1903.  Two copies, one with parts cutout.  Printed, 42 p. (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 27, Item 1)
Item 2: The History and Religion of the SamaritansAdd to your cart.
By Jacob, Son of Aaron, High Priest of the Samaritans, translated by Abdullah Ben Kori, ed. by WEB.  Oak Park IL : Puritan Press, 1906.  Three copies.  Printed, 46 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 27, Item 2)
Item 3: "The Samaritan Passover" by WEBAdd to your cart.
Christian Endeavor World 20:28 (April 12, 1906): 559-560.  Detached copy.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 27, Item 3)
Item 4: Mount Gerizim: the one true sanctuaryAdd to your cart.
By Jacob, Son of Aaron, High Priest of the Samaritans, translated by Abdullah Ben Kori, ed. by WEB.  Oak Park IL : Puritan Press, 1907.  Reprinted from Bibliotheca Sacra (July 1907).  Three copies.  Printed, 32 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 27, Item 4)
Item 5: "Has the Samaritan Book of Joshua ever been found?"Add to your cart.
The Literary Digest (October 3, 1908): 464.  Detached copy.  Authored by WEB?  Incomplete?  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 27, Item 5)
Folder 28Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Messianic Hope of the SamaritansAdd to your cart.
By Jacob, Son of Aaron, High Priest of the Samaritans, translated by Abdullah Ben Kori, ed. by WEB.  Reprinted from The Open Court (May and September 1907).  Two copies.  Printed, 36 p.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 28, Item 1)
Item 2: "The Samaritan Passover," by WEBAdd to your cart.
The Open Court 22:4 (April 1908): 193-215.  Three copies.  (C-061 WEB Box 3, Folder 28, Item 2)
Box 4Add to your cart.
C-064
Folder 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Book of Enlightenment for the Instruction of the InquirerAdd to your cart.
By Jacob, Son of Aaron, High Priest of the Samaritans, tr. by A. Ben Kori, ed. by WEB.  Sublette IL : Puritan Press, 1913.  Printed, 84 p.  “The chapters comprising this book were first printed in Bibliotheca Sacra in 1913.”  (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 1, Item 1)
Item 2: "The Book of Enlightenment"Add to your cart.
By Jacob, the Son of Aaron, Samaritan High Priest.  Translated by Abdullah Ben Kori, ed. by WEB.  Bibliotheca Sacra (April 1913): 313-346.  Three detached copies, one missing pages 313-314.  (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 1, Item 2)
Folder 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: "On the Samaritan Pentateuch and Literature"Add to your cart.
By M. Stuart.  Biblical Repository 2:8 (Oct. 1832): 681-724.  Detached copy.  (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 2, Item 1)
Item 2: "Rev. Wm. E. Barton."Add to your cart.
Extract of news item about the eleventh commandment found by WEB in Samaritan Pentateuch, originally published in the Chicago Journal.  From an unknown publication.  1 p. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 2, Item 2)
Item 3: "Old Bible Manuscript Found"Add to your cart.
Newspaper clipping from The Chicago Tribune (Jan. 1903), with typed commentary.  1 p. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 2, Item 3)
Item 4: "On Bloody Sacrifices in Palestine" and "Description of the Case of the Roll of a Samaritan Pentateuch"Add to your cart.
By Hans H. Spoer.  Reprint from Journal of the American Oriental Society 27 (1906): 104-107. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 2, Item 4)
Item 5: "The History of the Religion of the Samaritans"Add to your cart.
Uncredited article from The American Monthly Review of Reviews (February 1907): 238-239. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 2, Item 5)
Item 6: "The Unchanged Passover Supper"Add to your cart.
By F. Naseef.  The Christian Herald (April 12, 1916): 446-447. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 2, Item 6)
Item 7: "Books of all Ages: Papyrus and Parchment Books"Add to your cart.
By J. Eugene Reed.  Christian Observer (January 9, 1918): 20-21. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 2, Item 7)
Item 8: "How Samaria Keeps the Passover Today"Add to your cart.
By Ismar J. Peritz.  Christian Observer (March 27, 1918): 8-9. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 2, Item 8)
Item 9: "The Last Remnant of Great Samaritan Race Being Cared For by Americans"Add to your cart.
By E. K. Warren.  The Pittsburgh Gazette-Times (June 9, 1918). (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 2, Item 9)
Item 10: A Brief Guide to Al-Haram Al-Sharif, Jerusalem.Add to your cart.
Jerusalem : Published by the Supreme Moslem Council, 1927.  Two copies. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 2, Item 10)
Item 11: "Notes and Extracts from the Semitic Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library: III Samaritan Pentateuch MSS with a description of two Codices"Add to your cart.
By Edward Robertson.  Reprinted from The Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 21:1 (April 1937): 31p. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 2, Item 11)
Item 12: “Notes and Extracts from the Semitic Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library: IV. Zainab As-Safawiyah: The Samaritan Poetess”Add to your cart.
By Edward Robertson.  Reprinted from The Bulletin of the John Rylands Library 21:2 (October 1937): 22p. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 2, Item 12)
Item 13: “El-Sefer Abisa: el antiguo y celebre rollo del Pentateuco Samaritano de Nablus puede, for fin, ser objeto de investigacion textual”Add to your cart.
par F. Perez Castro.  Negative photostat from Sefarad, 12:1 (no date): 119-129. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 2, Item 13)
Item 14: Robert S. Barton Memorial: in Memorial, by his brother, Fred B. Barton.Add to your cart.
Typescript, published by the Lincoln Group of Boston, 1954.  “Autographed for Dr. Robert E. Moody, who is doing his share to keep the Barton name alive and respected.  Fred B. Barton  16 October 1954.”16 p. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 2, Item 14)
Item 15: "Studies on Samaritan Materials in the W.E. Barton Collection in the Boston University Library"Add to your cart.
By James D. Purvis.  Reprint from The Proceedings of the Fifth World Congress of Jewish Studies, p. 134-143.  Jerusalem : World Union of Jewish Studies, 1972. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 2, Item 15)
Folder 3: Programs and AdvertisementsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Advertisements (2 identical) and order card for James A. Montgomery’s The Samaritans: the earliest Jewish SectAdd to your cart.
From the John H. Winston Co., Philadelphia, PA. [1907].  (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 1)
Item 2: Envelope, J. C. Deagon Inc., Chicago IL.Add to your cart.
(C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 2)
Item 3: Two testimonials for the travel guideAdd to your cart.
Rolla Floyd, 1894 and 1900. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 3)
Item 4: Programs for the Chicago Society of Biblical ResearchAdd to your cart.
1903, 1907, 1909, 1912, and 1920.  WEB presented a paper at each of these meetings. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 4)
Item 5: Outline flyer for “The Land of the Bible talk by WEB, 1905.Add to your cart.
(C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 5)
Item 6: "Antoura, the Shelter of a Thousand Tragedies"Add to your cart.
By Major Stephen Trowbridge.  Privately printed: Jerusalem : Syrian Orphanage Press, 1918. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 6)
Item 7: "A Brief Sketch of Prof. Abdullah Ben Kori"Add to your cart.
By J. W. Reynolds, Wilson, N.C.  Includes newspaper clipping from 1908. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 7)
Item 8: Six printed letters by Gaskoin Wright on behalf of the Church Missionary SocietyAdd to your cart.
Nablus Hospital, Palestine, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 8)
Item 9: Stationary and membership applications for the Samaritan CommitteeAdd to your cart.
1914. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 9)
Item 10: Fove cards with photograph of Jacob, Son of AaronAdd to your cart.
One is annotated on back: “This came from frame (worn out) containing purported fragment of Samaritan Pentateuch—Barton Collection.” (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 10)
Item 11: Print of Samaritan High Priest with TorahAdd to your cart.
Engraving signed by E. M. Lilien, captioned: “Samaritanischer Hohepriester mit Thora.” (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 11)
Item 12: "An Older 'Holy City'"Add to your cart.
Article from The Literary Digest (1909). (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 12)
Item 13: Picture of Samaritan PentateuchAdd to your cart.
Detached from Bible Encyclopedia. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 13)
Item 14: Two tabloid-sized sheets in Russian, Hebrew, and SamaritanAdd to your cart.
One giving the translation of Exodus XX from the Samaritan text, the other giving Exodus XX which came to be used by the people of Israel excepting the Samaritans. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 14)
Item 15: Two business cardsAdd to your cart.
The Garzouzi Brothers, rugs-carpets-art goods, and Wadi M. Garzouzi. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 15)
Item 16: Printed sheet in ArabicAdd to your cart.
(C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 16)
Item 17: Fragment of an Arabic NewspaperAdd to your cart.
(C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 17)
Item 18: Three printed cardsAdd to your cart.
1) a page from the Book of Numbers, in Samaritan; 2) a drawing to ward off the evil eye; 3) page from a calendar showing various numberings for the same day. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 3, Item 18)
Folder 4: Scrapbook: The Samaritan PentateuchAdd to your cart.
Scrapbook entitled The Samaritan Pentateuch, containing WEB’s paper “The Samaritan Pentateuch”, clippings from expeditions to Samaria (1902-1904), 9 ALS (1902-1905) and/or translations from Jacob to WEB, and 22 ALS and TLS (1902-1905) to WEB.  Approx. 125 p.  (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 4)
Folder 5: Glass Slides: Mostly b/w, labeled (by WEB?) (C-062 WEB Box 4, Folder 5)Add to your cart.
1. On the Bank of [the] Jordan 2. Jacob’s Well 3. At Jacob’s Well 4. 314 – Women Working [in] Syria 5. Our Party near Shiloh 6. Shiloh 7. Samaritan High Priest at Hour of Prayer 8. Samaritan High Priest 9. 222 – Adullum’s Cave 10. 220 – Cliff Above Adullum’s Cave 11. Church of the Nativity, Bethlehem 12. 11118 – Joseph’s Pit, Dothan, Palestine 13. West-Gate, Samaria 14. Simon’s House, Ganner Jappa 15. Samaritan Carpenter 16. Samaritan Pentateuch 17. 11113 – Endor, Palestine 18. 11090 – Magdala, Palestine (Birthplace of Mary Magdalene) 19. Shepherd and Sheep 20. Department Store 21. (Kirjath-Jeanin? Home of the Ark, 20 years) 22. Mount Gerizim from Ebal 23. The Shepherd 24. 11094 – The Ruins of Chorazin, Palestine 25. Market Place, Bethlehem 26. 20705 – The Burden Bearer of the Orient, Palestine 27. Tomb of John the Baptist, Crusader Church, Samaria 28. Dead Sea 29. Bethlehem – Le R[illegible] 30. Fields of Boaz, Palestine (color) 31. 11106 – Grazing in the Plains of Sharon 32. 10189 – High Priests and Levites officiating at the Samaritan Passover, Mount Gerizim, Palestine 33. 10188 – Joseph’s Tomb and Mount Ebal, Samaria, Palestine 34. Old Samaria, Columns 35. 11066 – Ruins of the City Gate and Plain of Samaria, Palestine 36. [illegible] of Good Samaritan 37. Absalom’s Tomb 38. Village of Emmaus (Ruins of Crusader Church) 39. Sheep and Shepherd 40. 55. Shechem 41. 11102 – Gideon’s Fountain, near Jezreel, Palestine 42. 10190 — Heating the Oven to Roast the Passover Lambs, Mt. Gerizim, Palestine 43. The Village Oven 44. Ancient Samaritan Fragment 45. 11077 – Entrance to the Grotto of Nativity, Church of Saint Mary, Bethlehem, Palestine 46. Water Carrier 47. 11089 – Pool of Hebron, Palestine 48. Samaritan Women – Jacob’s Well 49. Addition to the Ten Commandments – Samaritan Pentateuch 50. 11052 – The Jordan Valley, or Plain of Jericho, Palestine 51. View near Shiloh 52. 11063 – The Return of the Prodigal Son, Palestine 53. Plowing in Palestine 54. Water Carrier 55. Samaritan Pentateuch and Genesis, purchased from Priest at Shechem by WEB 56. Dothan 57. Abraham’s Well 58. 11088 – Mt. Gerizim from Sychar, Palestine 59. 588 – Bethel, Palestine 60. 1301 – [illegible] like Street 61. 1302 – Samaritan Synagogue 62. 1305 – Old Scroll 63. 1306 – Details of Oldest Scroll 64. 1308 – Old Samaritan Priest 65. 1313 – Son of High Priest 66. 1314 – Old Men and Young Girls 67. 1315 – Samaritan Children 68. 1328 – At Prayer 69. 1340 – Eating with staff in hand 70. 1341 – Eating the Sacrifice 71. 1347 – Priest Leading in Prayer 72. 1349 – Kissing the Scroll 73. 1350 – Prayer on Holy Rock 74. 1354 – Salutations 75. The Jordan 76. Palestinian Children 77. Samaritan Pentateuch 78. Isaac, the rival of the High Priest 79. Mt. Ebal 80. Scroll purchased by me in Jerusalem 81. Mount of Temptation
Folder 6: Glass slides, mostly b/w, unlabeled (12) and detached labels (8)Add to your cart.
(C-062 WEB Box 4, Minibox 2)
Item 1: Microfilm:  Robertson, “Catalogue of Samaritan Manuscripts in the John Rylands Library”Add to your cart.
Produced Dec. 27, 1954.  35mm.  (C-062 WEB Box 4)
Item 2: Portion of Biblical textAdd to your cart.
With both top and bottom cut (to fit container?)  Samaritans would never cut text this way.  In tin container, six inches long, with three of five handles broken off.  Text is 4” wide on paper. (C-062 WEB Box 4, Scroll 15)
Package 1Add to your cart.
C-063
Item 1: Samaritan PentateuchAdd to your cart.
Removed from brass case, 30” including center poles, 6-7” in diameter,  center pole detached.  Made by Jacob, Son of Aaron.  Scroll is 16” x 106” (230 columns with 154 lines each). (C-063 WEB Pkg 1, Scroll 16)  JDPurvis: “Pencil notation at end of the scroll: ‘This copy of the Samaritan Torah was purchased by me [WEB] March 11, 1902, from one of the priests, Abu Hassan, son of the High Priest of the Samaritans, in Nablus, Palestine.  It is complete and a good copy.  William E. Barton.’  The cryptogram found in the last two columns reads: ‘I am Abisha bar Pinhas of the Priesthood.’”
Package 2Add to your cart.
C-064
Item 1: Samaritan PentateuchAdd to your cart.
Written to form cryptograms in the margin; with colophons.  On paper, no case.  Scroll is 20” wide.  (C-064 WEB Pkg 2, Scroll  17)  JDPurvis: “The colophon at the end of the last column identifies the scribe as ‘Abdah Maspinah Taqa’, son of Masliah, son of Pinhas.  The scroll was completed in A.H. 1345 (=1926).  Below this colophon is written the signature of Isaac ben ‘Amran, High Priest of Shechem.
Package 3Add to your cart.
C-064
Item 1: Leviticus, 4-6Add to your cart.
Wooden handles, 26” long, with parchment scroll in Hebrew, 15.5” wide.  Some notation in fine felt marker.  (C-064 WEB Pkg 3, Scroll 18)
Package 4Add to your cart.
C-065
Item 1: Samaritan Tabernacle drawingAdd to your cart.
Approx. 13”x17”.  (C-065 WEB Pkg. 4, Item 1)
Item 2: Circular Arabic textAdd to your cart.
<span style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); font-family: Benton; font-size: 16px; line-height: 28px;">21” diameter.  (C-065 WEB Pkg 4, Item 2)</span>
Item 3: Exodus 32:12b-13a; 33:19b; 34:5-9Add to your cart.
Modern Samaritan script on fake parchment, approx. 13”x19”.  (C-065 WEB Pkg 4, Item 3)
Item 4: Deuteronomy 4:34-5:5Add to your cart.
Hebrew text on parchment, approx. 18”x6”.  One column from a parchment scroll.  Annotated “Ch. 5” in purple felt marker.  (Same size and style as framed Ten Commandments.)  (C-065 WEB Pkg 4, Item 4)
Item 5: Framed parchment Hebrew text of the Ten CommandmentsAdd to your cart.
Approx. 18”x6”.  (C-065 WEB Pkg 4, Item 5)
Package 5Add to your cart.
Item 1: Photographs of the Abisha ScrollAdd to your cart.
Forty three, black and white photographs, taken in 1919, 12’X16”.  (C-066 WEB Pkg 5)
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Item 1: PentateuchAdd to your cart.
Wooden handles, 18” long, with leather scroll of Pentateuch, 15” wide.  Yemenite.  (C-064 WEB Pkg 6, Scroll 19)