Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
Novr 11th [1863]

MS British Library Add MSS 54920: 7-81

I have now heard from Messrs Longman, so that I can proceed in the matter on which I wrote to you some weeks since.

I should be obliged if you would let me know whether you would undertake my works hitherto in Messrs Parker’s hands, namely

The Heir of Redclyffe


Daisy Chain

Dynevor Terrace

Hopes and Fears

Little Duke

Lances of Lynwood

Marie Theresè of Lamourous

The Young Stepmother

the stock and stereotypes being transferred to you. All these have been hitherto on commission, and would I suppose so continue until the present copies on hand are sold off. I find there are 900 of the Heir of Redclyffe and 700 of Heartsease – and I suppose you would hardly recommend venturing on a cheaper edition till these are disposed of.

Of the Daisy Chain there are 312 on hand, and perhaps this might be the best to put into a cheap form first, as it does not belong quite to the same series as the other, there has always been a fair demand for it, and railway stall keepers say they should sell it in large numbers if it were cheaper.

Should you be willing to bring out such an edition and at what rate would you allow me per 1000?

I remain
Yours faithfully
C.M. Yonge

1Black-edged paper.

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/1914/to-alexander-macmillan-5

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