July 20, 1899.

MS location unknown. Printed in Coleridge, [[otherbook:]Life] p. 284

My dear Miss Mowbray-
I am afraid I did not thank you or any one else for all your kindness to me. I had no notion of all that the function involved, and I fear I have never outgrown ungracious shyness, which I am often sorry for, and I am afraid stood in the way in the many introductions. 1 But nothing could have been better managed or more gratifying than the whole, and I can only thank you and your staff and your white band of maidens for one of the prettiest and pleasantest recollections of a lifetime.-

Yours sincerely,

1On 18 July 1899 a presentation was made to Yonge of £1800 to found a scholarship in her name enabling a former pupil of Winchester High School for Girls (now St. Swithun's School) to attend a university. Speeches were made by the Bishop of Guildford (the Rt. Rev. George Sumner) and Canon Warburton.

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/3410/to-margaret-jane-mowbray

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