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144 Brief Notes 

dani ; of Badi-ilu month Shebet, day 22, 

year 2 of Nebuchadressar, king of Babylon. 

V. S. SUKTHANKAR 
New York City. 



PERSONALIA 

There has appeared in the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Quarterly 
for November, 1919, an "Appreciation" of Prof essor George A. 
Barton. It consists of papers by Miss L. P. Smith, of Wellesley 
College, Prof. A. L. "Wheeler, of Bryn Mawr College, and Prof. 
Morris Jastrow, Jr., of the University of Pennsylvania. It is 
accompanied with a Selected Bibliography of Dr. Barton's Pub- 
lications, pp. 13-17. 

Dr. Truman Michelson, ethnologist in the Bureau of Ameri- 
can Ethnology, and professor of ethnology in George Washing- 
ton University, has been elected a corresponding member of the 
Societe des Americanistes de Paris. 

Pere Anastase-Marie de St. Elie, the Carmelite lexicogra- 
pher of Baghdad, has written to an American correspondent of 
his experiences since the beginning of the war. On Nov. 23', 
1914, he was exiled by the Turkish government to Caesarea 
(Cappadocia), and allowed to return only in July, 1916. Prior 
to the fall of Baghdad in March, 1917, the retreating Turks set 
fire to the Carmelite monastery and completely destroyed its 
two valuable libraries of oriental and occidental books respec- 
tively. Pere Anastase thus saw obliterated the work of 45 years 
of his life in preparing an etymological dictionary of the Arabic 
language, which was nearing completion. The monthly maga- 
zine, Lughat al-'Arab, of which he was the editor, has not ap- 
peared since, and will not be published again until the price of 
paper and printing is reduced. Orientalists who desire to send 
reprints or duplicate books for the reeonstitution of the library 
of the Order, may address them to the Bibliotheque, Mission des 
Carmes, Baghdad, Mesopotamia.