4 MAY 1907, Page 16


[To TIM Roma or Tu. .SPECTATOtt."] Sra,—Aa an instance of longevity and long service, may I mention that the Rev. William Chanter, who died in 1859, had been vicar of Hartland, North Devon, since 1797, and had acted as curate for ten years before that date P He and his successor, the Rev. T. H. Chope, who died October 31st, 1906, had thus between them served for a period of a hundred and nineteen years. My authority is a little book, "The Story of Hartland," by Mr. R. Pearl* Chops, of the Patent Office.—