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ELEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT.
APPENDIX F.
A LETTER OF M. FRESCO TO THE SECRETARY OP THE ANGLO-JEWISH ASSOCIATION ON THE HANDICRAFTS AND TRADES OF THE DAMASCUS JEWS.
[Translation.]
In answer to your inquiries concerning handicrafts and trades, 1 have made every endeavour to obtain satisfactory information, for I consider this question to be of extreme importance. Yet the data collected can only be regarded as approximately correct. The statistics on (a) handicrafts, (b) trades, and (c) miscellaneous occupations, are as follows :—
(a) Jewish Handicraftsmen.
Linen and Cotton Weavers Silk Weavers Door-curtain Weavers
J oiners ......
Bricklayers
Tinsmiths......
Pastry Cooks Barbers
Jewellers......
Tailors ......
Bootmakers Soap Boilers Copperplate Engravers Other Artisans
(b) Tradesmen
Bakers Grocers Butchers ...
Greengrocers Apothecaries Tobacconists Drapers ...
Dealers in Fancy Goods ...
Cloth Merchants ...
Dealers in Linen and Cotton Goods Wholesale Grocers
500 20 150 15 25 50 15 10 10 15 2 20 20 30
862
10 20 15 10 5 10 10
150 10 30 5
275
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