27 MARCH 1915, Page 15

[To rue Lams or ram .Sescraron."1

Sin,—It makes me laugh to read this controversy in last Saturday's Spectator as to the Duke of Wellington's height. Why not ask somebody who had been in the habit of seeing him P Surely I cannot be the only person now living who was well acquainted with him. He was an intimate friend of both my parents and was constantly at our house. You may, therefore, believe me when I say that he was neither tall nor short; medium height, in fact; but had a habit of inclining his head forward, so that he looked shorter than

he really was. "Seyenty.eight " is quite right. I am certain he was very much taller than Napoleon.—I am, Sir, do.,