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have been vastly amused by Mr. S. P. Golubrikoff's attack

on Mr. Igor Vinogradoff in your columns. As a former

student of Mr. Vinogradoff's, may I assure Mr. Golubrikoff that there is nothing " stereotyped " about his historical teaching? I should imagine that even his reviews are sufficient to show that he evinces a " freshness and originality " which the sadly dated school of Mr. Gerhardi cannot now claim.

Might I finally assure Mr. Golubrikoff that of all things in history, dates are possibly the least certain?—Yours faithfully,

Carnegie Library, Wick. F. W. ROBERTSON.