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Symons and his wife Rhoda were friends of the Sutros (Rhoda was a particular friend of Alfred's wife). After Arthur Symons became insane, Alfred tried to assist Rhoda to establish herself as an actress, casting her in one of his plays. Page 10 However, he also gave her considerable negative criticism of her acting, which upset her. When "in her disturbed state" Rhoda could not sleep, Symons wrote: "I warned you against the man. "29 But this is to anticipate. After his father's death, Alfred, Leopold, and their mother moved from Finsbury Square to 222 Camden Road.

16 Teixiera de Mattos was to reappear periodically in Alfred's life, eventually to become a close friend and Alfred's successor as translator of Maurice Maeterlinck's works. In mid-February 1886, Sigismund Sutro suffered a stroke, and three days lateron the nineteenthhe died at home at 37 Finsbury Square. If Alfred was present at his father's death, the fact is not recorded: The death certificate gives as the name of the "informant" Joseph Herin Egistim, described as a son-in- law who was present at death.

When Israel Zangwill asked Alfred, in 1905, to join the committee of Zangwill's Jewish Territorial Organization for the Settlement of the Jews within the British Empire, Alfred replied: Your invitation, & that of the Committee, flatters me exceedingly. I say this in all sincerity. But I feel that I cannot accept it, much as I should like to, as I have lived so far away from all internal & strictly Jewish affairs that practically all the matters that would come before the Committee would be alien to me: I would be useless in their counsels: &, were I elected, should merely be keeping out a better man.

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