In Memoriam: Dorothy Stone (1908—1995)

He wrote a charming essay in Threc Hundred Years, published in 1957 in connection with the tercentenary celebrations, entitled _On being the “Oldest Inhabitant” ‘, in which he pointed out that seven generations had passed since his ancestor Isaac Nunes Carvalho settled in England. He then went on to argue that _Carvajal’, the surname of the first founder of our Community, was just a Spanish translation of _Carvalho’. This misled some readers to suppose that Robert was a relative of Antonio Femandes Carvajal, which was not so, and went beyond Robert’s claim. We now know that Carvajal’s Portuguese surname was not _Carvalho’, but _Carvalhal’, after the village where his father was born. He also was at pains to point out the importance of his Ashkenazi ancestry. Robert Carvalho was for many years an active member of our Council and served as our President in 1971 -3. Our sympathy goes out

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