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First Volume of Weizmann Letters and Papers Published in Britain

The first volume of “The Letters and Papers of Chaim Weizmann,” a multi-volume project covering the career of Zionism’s foremost diplomat of the 1920s and 1930s and the first President of Israel, was published in an English edition here today by the Oxford University Press. The volume covers the period from 1885 to 1902 and begins with a letter from Dr. Weizmann to Shlomo Tsvi Sokolovsky in Hebrew and ends with one in Russian to Vera Katzman who later became Mrs. Weizmann. A parallel Hebrew version of all the volumes is planned. The general editor of the project is Meyer Weisgal, president of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovoth. The managing editor is Julien Meltzer. The first volume was edited by Leonard Stein, an author and former legal adviser to the Jewish Agency.