Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
Aug 13th [1865]

MS British Library Add MSS 54920: 107-8

Dear Mr Macmillan,
Thanks, here are the receipts. I think I once got 5/ in like manner before from the Cape.1 I am not able yet to speak with any certainty of our plans. We have just offered ourselves to my uncle for the 8th of September, and there is such a vista of relations to stay with when once we get into Devonshire, that I do not think we shall come to London till the middle or end of October, and that is dependent on whether Mr and Mrs Gibbs have finished some alterations they are making to their house at St Dunstans – so it is not at all worth while to try to make times fit, though if our London visit does come to pass I should be very sorry to miss you. Could we not accomplish a meeting at the British Museum and looking together at some of the wonderful wood cuts of Maximilian’s time. In the Nuremberg Chronicle, there is a wood cut of Ulm which would make a delicious frontispiece, and I know I could borrow that, or I suppose it could be copied in the Museum.2

I fancy a few facsimiles (reduced) of those curious wood cuts such as this and one or two from Theurdanck and the Weise Konig would be very attractive.

Yours sincerely
C M Yonge

I hope in a few days to send the rest of the Prince and the Page.

1Money received in respect of the sale of pirated American editions in the British Empire.
2These illustrations were intended for the volume edition of The Dove in the Eagle's Nest.
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/2065/to-alexander-macmillan-56

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