Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
April 2nd 1878

MS British Library Add MSS 549211

Dear Mr Craik

I am exceedingly puzzled. I am sure I wrote on to the end of the history of France, and that Mr Greene had it and wrote to me that it only came to 86 pp, and that I must make it longer. What can have become of the latter part? What did he go upon if he had it not in type to the end? Besides, I believe I had it in type but the printers must know best. I should have said I was certain I have had and corrected on the other end, but that if the printers have it not, that becomes impossible

I should like to know whether Mr Greene saw the whole of the pages, or only calculated[.] I must supply them of course if they are no where, but I can hardly do so till after Easter[.] I am working hard to finish up the Story of the Moors, and then be in London for a few days in the second week after Easter

I suspect that the 2nd part of my Copy must have been lost – or it may have gone to Clay as I did not at first know that Clowes was doing the primer – and Mr Greene must have written from calculation2

Yours truly
C M Yonge

1Black-edged paper.
2This relates to the History of France CMY was contributing to Macmillan's 'Historical Primers' series edited by John Richard Green.
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/2625/to-george-lillie-craik-39

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