Oct 3d 1864

MS British Library Add MSS 54920: 45-46

Dear Mr Macmillan,
Will you kindly give me your advice on this letter? It is written to friend of mine at Philadelphia who seeing my ‘Clever Woman of the Family’ was about to appear in parts in ‘the Living Age’ wrote to enquire about it. This is Mr Littell’s answer.

I should tell you that Appleton gave me £25 for each of my larger books till the war, when he said he did not get profit enough to pay me anything, though he has published my books since, without any communication with me. I do not think therefore that I am at all bound to him. The Clever Woman is about half finished in Hogg’s Churchman’s Family Magazine. She is to be completed in March, when I hope you will publish her for me, in the mean time would it be better to let Messrs Hogg send advance sheets to Messrs Littell, and try to make terms with them? I do not know what to ask. I am sure Appleton must have underpaid me, though he always declared that English authors were best off in trusting to the honor of Americans

I am sending the Golden Deeds proofs back to the printers

Yours very truly
C.M. Yonge

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/1981/to-alexander-macmillan-23

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