Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
May 30th [1868]

MS British Library Add MSS 54920: 201-2

My dear Mr Macmillan
Thanks for the cheque and for the proposal about the Historical selections. I am sending it on to Miss Sewell to see whether she consents, it is what I myself should prefer, thinking joint accounts would be troublesome. The Cameo looks exceedingly well and gives an uncommon appearance.1 I should like a copy to be sent to the Dean of Chichester and one to Madame de Witt. To other friends I think it will not be necessary to send one.

I have had a MS lately to read by a Miss Eyre who wishes me to write to you about it. It is called Gabrielle and her Guardians2 and strikes me as having a good deal of thought and promise, though there is a good deal of youth too. The hero is rather remarkably imagined, and the story catches the attention I found on reading it aloud

Yours sincerely
C M Yonge

1CMY appears to be referring to the illustration which Macmillan had had put on the title page.
2The book does not appear to have been published under this title, nor Miss Eyre to have published at this period under that name.

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/2248/to-alexander-macmillan-97

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