Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
May 18th 1874

MS Princeton University, Parrish Collection C0171: Box 29

My dear Sir Edward

I forgot about Lady Beatrix Graham to which I certainly contributed nothing but the preface.1 I did not even profess to edit it so it was quite gratuitously attributed to me. I ought to have remembered that is had been so.

I am not quite sure where your knowledge of the ornaments of the County hall stopped short. I went over it about Christmas and thought the effect most beautiful

There is a collection being made of the worthies connected with the Castle whose shields are to appear in the windows. No doubt Mr Wyatt has told you of the curious projection of masonry [words missing] of the upper end, intended perhaps to support the throne, and with an opening in the wall, apparently on a level with the head of a person standing on it, as if to give orders to someone outside2

Yours sincerely
C M Yonge

1Journal of the Lady Beatrix Graham was an anonymous historical novel by Jane Smith-Dampier, published with an introduction by CMY in 1871.
1The Great Hall of Winchester Castle was restored by Thomas Henry Wyatt (1807-1880) in 1873.

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/2504/to-sir-edward

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