Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
Novr 11th [1864]

MS British Library Add MSS 54920: 52-53

Dear Mr Macmillan
If you think this preface will do, please send it to the printer.

I thought some acknowledgment of the sources was due — and some hint too of what is less authenticated.

I have wound up with a suggestion about penny readings,1 as I think the book might be useful for it, but if this is not advisable it may come out.

From Monday to Saturday of next week we shall be staying with the Warden of New College at Oxford, then at home again

Yours very truly
C. M. Yonge

1Penny Readings were a form of village entertainment where poems and passages from prose works both fiction and non-fiction were read aloud, as dramatically and entertainingly as possible, to an audience who paid a penny to attend. CMY had a section about the choice of readings in her booklet What Books to Lend and What to Give (1887).
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/1993/to-alexander-macmillan-27

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