Charlotte Yonge is one of the most influential and important of Victorian women writers; but study of her work has been handicapped by a tendency to patronise both her and her writing, by the vast number of her publications and by a shortage of information about her professional career. Scholars have had to depend mainly on the work of her first biographer, a loyal disciple, a situation which has long been felt to be unsatisfactory. We hope that this edition of her correspondence will provide for the first time a substantial foundation of facts for the study of her fiction, her historical and educational writing and her journalism, and help to illuminate her biography and also her significance in the cultural and religious history of the Victorian age.

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If you can get this in any how it seems to be an urgent appeal  It is an excellent charity and is in danger C M Y ... continue reading
Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
Jany 25th [1869]

My dear Miss [name deliberately obscured] I hope I am not tormenting you but on account of other engagements I am anxious to know whether you could come this week or next. The week that begins with the 7th and has Ash Wednesday in it, I am going to spend at Mr Wilson’s but the one after that I shall be at home again if that suited you better than within the next fortnight

yours sincerely C M ... continue reading

Oct 9th [1890s?]

Dear Mrs Lange I send you what the Author writes about Mental Purity and will tell the publisher what you say; though I am doubtful whether its publication as a leaflet can be managed

yours truly C M Yonge

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