24 DECEMBER 1904, Page 15


Slit,—In the interesting review of the de Cr4quy Memoirs (published last May) which appeared in last week's Spectator considerable stress is laid on the uncertain authorship of this book, and the apocryphal character of some of the contents, but by some oversight no allusion is made to the fact that this question is fully dealt with in the preface. In justice to Mrs. Colquboun Grant, who translated the Memoirs, may I ask you to make known the fact that she was not only aware of the doubts attaching to Madame de Crequy and her reminiscences, but called her readers' attention to them P-