May 18. 1865

Copy outletter book British Library Add MSS. 55384 (1): P. 486

Dear Miss Yonge
I am waiting till the printer sends the whole of what you have sent, in type, before any more detailed remarks or suggestions. I am sure I shall feel more clearly what its effect is when I see it in a larger mass. I am very hopeful both from what I have seen of it and from what you say.

I sent you Cawnpore, because it struck me as so noble in tone, thought the subject is painful in the highest degree.1 If you think you could write a notice of it for our July number of say three or pages I would like exceedingly. It has been unjustly treated in the Spectator, one of the Editors is an old Anglo-Indian and on the ground of taste among other things, which seems to me wholly unjust. Pray tell me if you think you could do anything. But first read the book, and say if you like it.

Ever yours faithfully
Alex Macmillan

I will get and send you the books you ask for & also the parcel from abroad when it arrives.

1George Otto Trevelyan's book described the massacre at Cawnpore during the Indian Mutiny.
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/2033/alexander-macmillan-to-charlotte-mary-yonge-29

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