Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
March 27th 1866

MS British Library Add MSS 54920: 150-151

Dear Mr Macmillan,
I am in rather a fitter condition for thinking than I was in when I wrote my last note, being really under the necessity of getting the subject off my mind, as a bad attack of influenza set it haunting me. Now I am all right again only still obliged to do little, and to look forward to a holiday in Devonshire in May. Meantime I still feel strongly that I could not work satisfactorily except with what I must call a thorough High Church Editor. I know that cases of doubt would arise and that there would be a sort of harass that – to give no other reason, I should break down under. I think it was a mistake of mine to think of Dean Alford, though what led me to it was his work in the Five Clergyman’s translation, and I do not like all I have read of Mr Plumptre’s. I could work most satisfactorily with Mr Ashwell, or with Mr H.W. Burrowes, the brother of the Professor, as far as doctrine goes, but if I have any superintendence at all or any share beyond a mere personal contribution it can only be with a head whose judgement I could trust in points of doctrine and theology.

Perhaps you would write to Mr Ashwell about the history of the Church of the Apostles that he proposes. He knows Mr Burrowes I believe.

I have had a German translation of the Dove sent me, printed at Stuttgard.1

Yours sincerely
C M Yonge

1Die Taube im Adlerhorst Aus dem Englischen (Stuttgart: S. G. Liesching 1866).
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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/2109/to-alexander-macmillan-74

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