Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
Aug 11th 1863

MS Huntington Library1

Dear Mr Furnivall

Thanks for the list of needs of the letter B. I had been making the like, but found the wants so constantly supplied from the overflowings of your pigeon holes that I grew lazy and desisted.

The printer at Winchester charges 7/6 per 1000 for the titles he prints for us on show paper,2 and we have had 4000 – which have chiefly been used by my mother, as I have generally taken mine from the books that did not furnish enough to make it worth while to print their titles.

I am desiring Parker to send a copy of the Christian Names to the Reader. I think he never sends his books widely to reviews, though I never could make out what was the principle of selection as some certainly are sent out. If you are kind enough to review the book, I shall look out for the notice with great interest. I have only had two really useful and improving reviews of it, one in the Saturday, and one in the Nonconformist, a good many besides civil and useless. I hope nobody thinks I know all the languages there in referred to! In fact I fear there is plenty of internal evidence that I only got up what I wanted as I wanted it, and that not in the most thorough manner, and that I very much broke down in the correcting of the press.

Yours faithfully

C M Yonge

1Black-edged paper.
2Presumably slips of paper with the name of the book printed on the top where the usage of each individual word could be added.
Cite this letter

The Letters of Charlotte Mary Yonge(1823-1901) edited by Charlotte Mitchell, Ellen Jordan and Helen Schinske.

URL to this Letter is: https://c21ch.newcastle.edu.au/yonge/1901/to-frederick-james-furnivall-2

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