Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
April 28th 1877

MS Westcountry Studies Library, Exeter/ Yonge 1877/ 11

My dear Sir2

Your were so kind to me when I was at Cambridge that I am venturing to ask you to give your attention to the letters and testimonials you are about to receive on behalf of my brother, who is very anxious to obtain the Secretaryship of the Governing Body of Winchester. I think that from his experience in many ways, he is very well fitted for it, and that as an Eton and Balliol man, who has always had a neighbour’s knowledge of Winchester matters without being a Wykehamist, or committed to any line there observed, he would have many special advantages of usefulness.2

I hope therefore that you will give a favorable consideration to his papers when he sends them in

yours truly
Charlotte M. Yonge

1Envelope, with matching engraved address on flap, to 'The Revd/ The Master of Clare College/ Cambridge' and postmarked Winchester (date cut out) and Cambridge 30 April 1877. Endorsed ‘Apr 29, 77./ Miss Yonge/ Winchester secretary’. This letter is among CMY's letters to Ann Carter Smith, whose sister Frances was Atkinson's wife.
2Julian Yonge was not appointed Secretary of Winchester College. His application was no doubt connected to the financial crisis.

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/2580/to-the-reverend-edward-atkinson

One Comment
  1. Ellen Jordan says:

    “[[person:]Sir] ” needs cleaning up.

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