6 MARCH 1964, Page 16


SIR,—I have read with interest the letter from Mr. Gittings, but think he is wrong on one point at least. Richard Abbey must have known of the 'Chancery Fund' as he (together with his joint executor, J. Nowland Sandell) received from that source the sum of . /500 for the benefit of John Jennings's grandchildren paid by order of the court on May 10, 1815—after the death of Mary Sweetingburgh.

This is indeed the hard 'core of fact.

NORMAN KILGOUR • Honorary Secretary The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association Longfield Cottage, Longfield Drive, Sheen Common, SW I4