LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.
LORD BEACONSFIELD AND THE PRIMROSE.
[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sirt,—I am much interested in the account given in the Spectator of the origin of Lord Beaconsfield's love for the primrose. I thought no one but the immediate relatives of the lady knew the story. I, who was her niece and god- daughter, and have it in a letter written by herself, can vouch for its accuracy in every detail, except that the ball in question was not given at the house of her father—a Mr. Green—but at the house of a relative of Disraeli's, whose name, I believe, was Barran.
Miss Green subsequently married my uncle, and lived moat of her life in the Midlands, dying two years ago, over eighty years of age, near Highbury, close to the scene of her early triumphs. I published this story some years ago in a letter to the Birmingham Daily Gazette.
Handsworth, June 26th. M. BURMAN.