March 15th [1874]

MS British Library Add MSS 54920: 246-7

Dear Mr Macmillan,
This is all very satisfactory, thank you much. One thing more. Should not there be a facsimile of the autograph1 – I should like a page of that exquisitely neat distinct writing which never altered from the time it formed itself at Eton – and which spreads into sheets upon sheets of mine and yet I never stumble at a word.

I must put in a page with a list of the islands arranged in their groups for reference. I can make one from the Reports. Most of the islands have two names native and discoverer’s, and a good many three native, English and Spanish – and as everybody is always varying the spelling of the native names one gets distracted

But I will make a list and get the Bishop of Lichfield to correct it

Yours sincerely
C M Yonge

1The letter is about the publication of the Life of John Coleridge Patteson.

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/2494/to-alexander-macmillan-120

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