Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
Decr 31st [1870]

MS British Library. Add MSS 54920: 244-5

Dear Mr Macmillan
Do you not think that the parallel history1 should come out in time for Schools to set themselves up with this winter. The one I wrote it for is crying out for it, and it seems in vain to wait for a neater finish to France than the fall of the Empire.

I am glad you give hopes of clearing off the old History of Christian Names I have them bristling with corrections, and I should begin by cutting out large pieces of the book – but alas, I have acquired no further knowledge of the Keltic names – always the weakest point in the book. Only I do know that some part is more desperately wrong than the rest.

I have been writing to Miss Martin about the Founders and Pioneers. I believe they are ready now.

Yours sincerely
C M Yonge

1Her A Parallel History of France and England, consisting of Outlines and Dates (London: Macmillan 1871) was on the verge of publication.

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/2396/to-alexander-macmillan-117

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