Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
May 29th 1865

MS British Library Add MSS 54920: 88-89

My dear Mr Macmillan,
Here is the notice of Cawnpore1 but I shall not be surprised if you do not think it the thing. The whole was too overpowering to say many words about and I have run into mere narrative more than I meant at first from the very force of the events. I am obliged to send it without any other eye over it, as my mother cannot bear to think of the horrors. I wish every school boy would read the book these holidays, it would pale the excitement of Captain Mayne Reid. I have sent a much shorter notice of the book to the Literary Churchman in pursuance of a paper on boy literature I have done before.

I have received the volumes of Kitto’s Pictorial History and much enjoy reading them. Thanks for the loan. I have sent the proof to be looked over by a clerical friend whose criticisms have always helped me much.

Yours sincerely
C M Yonge

1Her review of George Otto Trevelyan's book about the massacre at Cawnpore during the Indian Mutiny appeared in Macmillan's Magazine in July.
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/2036/to-alexander-macmillan-45

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