Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
Sept 5th 1865

MS British Library Add MSS 54920: 109-10

Dear Sir,
Mr Macmillan asks me to answer to you the lady’s enquiry about the Strayed Leaves, which are strayed indeed!1

The fact was that I wrote a sort of conclusion to Heartsease, which was called Last Heartsease leaves. It was not worth publishing, but it was printed for a bazaar some years ago, and I have never heard the last of it. I put it at last into the last number of Events of the Month, and there – the title was somehow misprinted Lost Heartsease Leaves which accounts for its having become Strayed Leaves. It would be the best way to refer the lady to the last number of Events of the Month. It is only one short chapter.

My address for the next two or three weeks will be (using my Christian name2) at


Yours faithfully
Charlotte M Yonge

1The preceding letter from Macmillan (British Library Add MSS. 55384 (2): P. 846), which probably contained this request, is quite illegible.
2To avoid confusion with her eldest unmarried cousin Mary Yonge.
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/2069/to-george-lillie-craik-2

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