July 3. 1865

Copy outletter book British Library Add MSS. 55384 (2): P. 625

My dear Miss Yonge
Your scheme as decided by Miss Sewell and yourself seems to me very admirable.1 The one question is the compactness and vivid unity, which will be hard rather in an [illegible] such as you propose. But with artists like yourself [and] Miss Sewell there should be no difficulty[.] the thing ought to be very interesting indeed.

I have read all the Prince and the Page down to the present month. I think it delightful, and hope it will make a very nice Christmas book. But I confess I do not feel quite clear about the illustration.2 At a first glance it does not quite please me. The Architecture in any case should be more subordinated, but my first impression of the figures is rather that they are weak. I will write more about it tomorrow.

ever most truly yours
A. Macmillan

The enclosed cheque is for both your story & paper – which [illegible] capital.

1The scheme was for the book which became Historical Selections.
2CMY was trying to persuade him to use a drawing by Katie Johns.
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/2051/alexander-macmillan-to-charlotte-mary-yonge-36

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