Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
May 20th 1882

MS British Library Add MSS 54921: 111-112

Dear Mr Craik

Thank you for your letter, and your kind promise of £200 for this edition of Unknown to History. I hope the cheap movement will be successful. I own I should like to see the Heir of Redclyffe and Heartsease in shilling and sixpenny editions I think they would have a great sale.

Please let a copy of ‘Unknown to History’ go to

Miss Coleridge
Manor House
Ottery St Mary

I thought it would have come while she was staying with me or I should have set it down before.

It is curious that the Cavendish and Talbot families should come so much to the front in it just now1

Yours truly
C M Yonge

1Lord Frederick Cavendish (1836-6 May 1882) had recently been assassinated in Phoenix Park by Irish nationalists. He and the Rev. Edward Stuart Talbot, Warden of Keble College Oxford, had married sisters. Unknown to History is concerned with the captivity of Mary, Queen of Scots, at the hands of Bess of Hardwick, who married successively into the Cavendish and Talbot families.

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/2748/to-george-lillie-craik-53

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