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Charlotte Yonge Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2456

This collection contains one letter from Charlotte M. Yonge to an unidentified Madam in 1878. It requests that the recipient send an advertisement and stamps to the publisher.

Dates

  • 1878

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains one letter from Charlotte M. Yonge to an unidentified Madam in 1878. It requests that the recipient send an advertisement and stamps to the publisher.

Biographical/Historical Note

Sometimes called the novelist of the Oxford Movement, Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901) was born in Otterbourne, England, devoted to the Church of England, and influenced by John Keble, a neighbour and one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement. She began writing in 1848, and published about 100 works, chiefly novels. Her first commercial success, The Heir of Redclyffe (1854), provided the funding for the schooner Southern Cross, on behalf of George Selwyn. Similar charitable works were done with the profits from later novels. Yonge was also editor, for nearly forty years, of a magazine for young ladies, the Monthly Packet. Among the best known of her works are The Heir of Redclyffe, Heartsease, and The Daisy Chain. She also wrote Cameos from English History, and Lives of Bishop Patteson and Hannah More. (Some of her works are available through the UT Libraries.)

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection is property of the UT Special Collections Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480