Dr. Gurry has linked to some information, posted by Dr. Peter Williams, on Hebrew manuscripts in the museum and its Egyptian collection. They are all presumed lost – with one exception. And here we have one other piece of good news. A medieval Torah scroll in the collection contributed in the 1860s by D. Pedro II, second Emperor of Brazil, was away from the museum for restoration and is safe:
Medieval Torah scroll safe from fire that engulfed Brazil museum. 13th-century Yemenite Torah, once owned by emperor Pedro II, had been removed for restoration before blaze (Marcus M. Gilbam, JTA via Times of Israel).
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