May 10 1867

Copy outletter book British Library Add MSS.55387 (1) P. 168

Dear Miss Yonge,
[First page largely indecipherable, but seems to be concerned withThe Danvers Papers ]

The Sunday Library is making progress I hope. . . I have found it useful to have someone to depute the correspondence to and combat the kind of [illegible] on the spot to take matters over. A lady friend of Mrs Craik, a Miss Martin, has undertaken this.2 She is a lady of quite exceptional poise & cultivation, with extensive historical knowlege, so much so that Dr B [illegible], professor at Kings College, quite looks on her as an authority. I am sure you would like her.

[Next paragraph illegible]

Yours faithfully
A. Macmillan

Are you to be in London soon? I should much like to have a meeting at my house, with the parties [illegible] [illegible] & Miss Martin.

1The novelist Dinah Craik (1826-1887), who had married Macmillan’s partner in 1865, had shared lodgings with Frances Martin in 1850 when both were in their early twenties.

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/2168/alexander-macmillan-to-charlotte-mary-yonge-47

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