RAMSAY 1VIACDONALD'S RELIGION [To the Editor of THE SPECTATOR.]
SIR,—In your issue of November 12th the writer of the article on the late Mr. Ramsay MacDonald states that, " professedly, he belonged to no orthodox religious community."
Lest this statement appear misleading, may I say that I have it on the authority of the parish minister that Mr. MacDonald, when at his home at Lossiemouth, attended public worship at the High Church (Church of Scotland) there with the utmost regularity, and that, during the 4/ years of the present incumbency he was, when staying there, absent only once, the absence being due to indisposition?
The minister informs me further that he was fond of the Scottish metrical psalms and the psalm tunes, and that he much disliked what he called the " Anglicising tendencies " that were appearing in the Church of Scotland.—Yours, &c.,
87 Anderson Drive S., Aberdeen. J. T. Cox.