Canon Dr. Henry Paine Stokes, LL.D., D.Litt., F.S.A., 1849-1931.

This is not the place for a detailed biography of the late Dr. Stokes. A full account of his many activities will, no doubt, appear elsewhere. But since these many activities included a very fruitful presidency of the Jewish Historical Society and much scholarly research in Anglo Jewish history, it is appropriate that the twelfth volume of the Society’s Transactions should bear witness to the respect and affection with which the memory of Dr. Stokes is held by the members.

Henry Paine Stokes was born in 1849. He was a scholar of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he graduated as Senior Optime in 1875, gaining also a second class in the Theological Tripos. Two years later the distinguished honour of winning the Harness prize essay in the University fell to his lot. He was a double doctor, having been granted the LL.D. in 1897 and the Litt.D. in 1917, in

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