Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester.
June 30th [1873?]

MS University of Iowa; MsL/Y56ma2

Dear Mr Macmillan

Thank you much but it is an impossibility, I have to be at Aylesbury on Monday, and at home again on Saturday.1

Yours sincerely
C M Yonge

1CMY’s visit to Aylesbury was probably to the Rev. William Bigg Wither, who had become Rector of Hardwicke, Bucks. in 1871. She is known to have visited him in 1873.

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/3554/to-alexander-macmillan-122

One Comment
  1. Ellen Jordan says:

    This is the only letter in our collection from CMY to Macmillan between 1870 and 1874, and it does not come from the Macmillan archive in the British Library. I am now wondering whether the reason for this great gap is my fault or the fault of the Macmillan archiving system in the 1870s.

    My second last transcription from the first volume of Yonge letters in the BL is dated 1870 and is catalogued there as pp. 244-5, while the final (pp. 246-7) has no date in Yonge’s hand, though it must date from 1873 or 1874. The second BL volume begins with a letter dated “Jany 19th 1874” but in fact I have only transcribed 6 letters from this volume dated before January 1877 when the flow recommences.

    These great holes surely need some explaining. Did a large number of Yonge letters not make it into the archive, or is it my fault? It is possible I left out some letters when I was transcribing, as there are quite a number of pages from which I have no transcript. I began this transcription more than ten years ago and I may have been somewhat selective at that date.

    Perhaps some-one should go back and check the archive to see if there are any letters I missed. I can provide a copy of my original files.

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