Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
July 22nd [1868]

MS British Library Add MSS 54920: 203-4

My dear Mr Macmillan,
I am afraid I have been guilty of a misunderstanding, and of leading Miss Sewell into one, but I thought we were to have £200 for the copyright of the Historical Selections, and I must say I think it is hardly compensation for all the trouble it has given. Miss Sewell has connection enough to secure it a good sale as a school book and we should be quite willing to take a percentage on the sale, only that the permanent long account to be divided would be troublesome.

I am afraid it is all my fault. You offered us the same as I was to have for the Cameos, and I am afraid I did think this was £200 for want of referring back to your letter about them and thus I misled both Miss Sewell and myself so that we had agreed that she should have £125 and I £75. I am sorry I made the blunder, but I think that now, unless you would give us the £200 (which I really think that the copyright is worth) that a percentage on the price of each 100 would be the most satisfactory way

Yours sincerely
C M 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/2258/to-alexander-macmillan-98

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