July 10. 1865

Copy outletter book British Library Add MSS. 55384 (2): P. 647

Dear Miss Yonge
Mr Maclear’s address is

Rev G. F. M. 24 Elgin Crescent
Kensington Park Gardens[[footnote:1]

Many thanks for your kind [illegible] about the illustrations. I think on the whole it would be dangerous to employ an unpractised pencil.2 On some future occasion I shall be very glad indeed.

My people at home have been reading your cameos, and think they would make a nice book.3 I am inclined to think so too – in a cheap form

Yours ever truly
A. Macmillan

1A letter is missing, dated between 4 and 10 July 1865, in which CMY evidently asked for Maclear's address.
2CMY had tried to persuade him to use Katie Johns as illustrator of The Prince and the Page.
3CMY had been producing “Cameos from English History” for the MP since the beginning of 1851, and 70 had appeared by the time of this letter.
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/2053/alexander-macmillan-to-charlotte-mary-yonge-38

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