Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
Sept 3d 1866

MS British Library Add MSS 54920: 162-163

Dear Mr Macmillan,
I see Old Sir Douglas is living and thriving once more, so I write to ask whether you wish for the first instalment of the Chaplet of Pearls for October, or whether you wish to wait till the end of one of the present stories.1 I have written almost to the end, but it wants plenty of re-touching. I have had so much interruption that I /often\ could not go into work that took more study – however I have made a beginning for the Worthies and have finished the first.

I hope your party are pretty well, and Mrs Daniel in a less anxious state

Yours sincerely
C M Yonge

What a delightful paper that is on the Verney portraits

1Chapters of Caroline Norton’s Old Sir Douglas appeared in Macmillan’s Magazine from January to May 1866, and then from September 1866 to October 1867. The Chaplet of Pearls was serialized from November, 1867 to December 1868.

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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/2133/to-alexander-macmillan-79

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