I am preparing a lecture course on the applications of operator theory where I intended to make some numerical analysis application. I was wondering about this question while browsing the literature I can access.
Lax and Richtmyer (1955) start with a vague reference to Courant, Friedrichs, and Lewy (1928), but unfortunately I cannot access that paper where I am now.
Trotter (1958) on the other hand refers to von Neumann, without any specific reference.
Since I have no deeper background in numerical analysis, I might be missing some obvious point. So can someone tell me (with a reference) who introduced the notion of stability in numerical analysis?