Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
Sept 16th 1878

MS British Library Add MSS 54921: 66-67

Dear Mr Macmillan

Can you kindly give me a little advice. I have a history in many chapters which I too easily accepted for the Monthly Packet without reading more than a chapter or two at the beginning1 I find it very poor language, costing me much cobbling and apt to turn out rather worse than better for all I can do to it

If I give it up, has the writer the power to demand compensation? Is the bargain tacitly made for ‘better for worse’ – ? I suppose I ought to have read all the chapters through but they only came in by degrees, the writing is bad, and time failed. If you will tell me what I am bound to do I should be very much obliged

Yours sincerely
C M Yonge

1Perhaps Cecilia Macgregor, 'Chapters on Early Church History' MP (September 1878) 210-6. Only this one chapter ever appeared.

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/2638/to-alexander-macmillan-131

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