Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
March 23d 1865

MS British Library Add MSS 54920: 69-70

My dear Mr Macmillan,
I think I ought to refer to you a request I have had from Dr and Mrs Vaughan1 for leave to put two of the stories in Golden Deeds i.e. ‘The last fight in the Colyseum’, and the faithful slaves of Haïti into a ]book of readings for National Schools acknowledging where they come from, but I conclude that you have no objection. When there is a reprint, I have another faithful slave to put in who maintained his mistress by hair dressing in New York.

Thank you for the Clever Woman’s arrival. She looks very well and attractive, but I am prepared for all the critics doubting her reformation

Yours sincerely
C M Yonge

1Probably the Rev. Charles John Vaughan (1816-1897), vicar of Doncaster and former headmaster of Harrow School, and his wife Catherine Maria (Stanley) Vaughan (1821-1899). Mrs Vaughan edited An Advanced Reading Book for Girls (1866).

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/2012/to-alexander-macmillan-36

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