Known locations of Charlotte Yonge's manuscripts and letters

This information has been collected on an adhoc basis from around the internet


Mitchell, Charlotte; Jordan, Ellen; Schinske, Helen
The Letters of Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901) - Letters to 1849    and      Letters to 1859

Charlotte Yonge is one of the most influential and important of Victorian women writers; but study of her work has been handicapped by a tendency to patronise both her and her writing, by the vast number of her publications and by a shortage of information about her professional career. Scholars have had to depend mainly on the work of her first biographer, a loyal disciple, a situation which has long been felt to be unsatisfactory. We hope that this edition of her correspondence will provide for the first time a substantial foundation of facts for the study of her fiction, her historical and educational writing and her journalism, and help to illuminate her biography and also her significance in the cultural and religious history of the Victorian age.


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Plymouth and West Devon Record Office: Yonge Letters

Click here for details of a large collection of Yonge letters including:

To Anne Yonge at Puslinch (near Yealmpton, Plymouth)
To Mary Yonge at Puslinch
To the Reverend Duke Yonge
To Dorothea Yonge
To Augusta Boevey Pode, nee Crawley (died 1900)
To Charlotte Cordelia Yonge, nee Pode (died 1929)
To Unknown Correspondent
Letters from other correspondents


Hampshire Record Office: Scrapbooks created by the Heathcote Family of Hursley

Click here for details of this collection, which includes letters from : Charlotte Yonge to Caroline Heathcote, Helena Heathcote and Beatrice Heathcote.

Charlotte Yonge material held in 

The Morris L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists

178 letters, 5 full manuscripts and 8 partial manuscripts

The following information was derived from the Parrish Collection web pages:

The Morris L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists consists of the library of books, manuscripts, photographs, artwork and ephemera collected by Morris Longstreth Parrish. This collection came to Princeton University in 1944 as a bequest. 

Mr. Parrish formed the beginnings of a collection of the voluminous Charlotte M. Yonge – nineteen of her books, including her two most famous works, The Heir of Redclyffe and The Dove in the Eagle’s Nest. The library has since added more, and the book collection now stands at twenty-eight. 

The collection also contains 178 letters in Charlotte's own hand and a small number of letters addressed to her. It includes the manuscripts of five of her stories, The Carbonels (1895), The Constable’s Tower (1891), The Cock and the Captive (1894), The Cross Roads (1892), and The Wardship of Steepcoombe (1896), as well as parts of the manuscripts of six other books.

An excellent online finding aid to the entire Parrish collection of manuscripts is available online.


Franklin UPENN library catalgue

Author: Yonge, Charlotte Mary, 1823-1901.

Title: Miscellaneous manuscripts, n.d.
Description: Archival/Manuscript Material 1 item (1 leaf).
Summary: Letter written in Winchester to a Mrs. White.
Other Contributors: White, Mrs.
Location: Rare Book & Ms Library Manuscripts
Call Number: Misc Mss


Girton College Personal Papers

Yonge Papers GCPP Yonge Papers of Charlotte Mary Yonge 1823-1901

See Girton College Personal Papers

References include the following:
Gilbert | Henry March | | | Correspondent of Charlotte Yonge | |
Warbutton | | | Canon | | |
McMorran | Helen | | | Member of Girton College staff | |
Davies | Sarah Emily | 1830-1921 | | Promoter of Women's Education | |
Innes | | | Mr | Publisher | |
Yonge | William Crawley | Fl 1823 | | Father of Charlotte Yonge | |
Heathcote | William | 1801-1881 | 5th Baronet Heathcote | MP | |
Delafield | Elizabeth | | | Correspondent of Charlotte Yonge | |
Ridding | Laura Elizabeth | d 1939 | Lady | wife of Dr George Ridding Bishop of Southwell | nee Palmer |
Sewell | | | Miss | Warden of New College Oxford | |


The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Yonge, Charlotte Mary (1823-1901) novelist
Letter to [unknown] Coley Patteson 1872

See Royal College website


University of Tennessee

Dr. Kenneth Curry Collection
The Special Collections Library of The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
MS 2052

Box 1 - Folder 65 - Letter from Charlotte M. Yonge, Victorian novelist

See Dr. Kenneth Curry Collection webpage.


DeCoursey Fales Collection of Literary Manuscripts

9 boxes and 9 volumes of holograph letters, manuscripts, and other materials of English and American literary personages of the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. The collection was donated during the period 1951 to 1963.

Among the authors represented are Thomas Burke, Robert W. Chambers, Bret Harte, Emile Zola, Julia Ward Howe, Charlotte Yonge, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Douglas Jerrold, and Wilkie Collins.

Link to DeCoursey Fales Collection


University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield Library

Special collections and archives: Single Manuscript Sequence
This collection comprises some 200 separate items, (largely) single manuscripts and ephemera in the University Library’s manuscript collections. At present only an alphabetical list of associated names is available (Listed in the Archive Inventory).

Yonge, Charlotte MS 200

For further information on individual entries please apply to the Curator of Special Collections and Library Archives.


Columbia University

Location: Columbia University Libraries

Yonge, Charlotte Mary, 1823-1901.
Autograph letter signed to her cousin Fanny, Elder Field, England, August 9, n. y., concerning a visit from Fanny.
4 pages
RBY
Record ID: NYCGATE3432-B


YALE UNIVERSITY : BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS (PRELIMINARY SURVEY)

FREDERICK W. HILLES MANUSCRIPT COLLECTION : MSS VAULT HILLES

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Yonge, Charlotte Mary
ALS to Mr. Duncan
1880 Nov 3, Winchester
4 p.


YALE UNIVERSITY: BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
JAMES MARSHALL AND MARIE-LOUISE OSBORN COLLECTION

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YONGE, CHARLOTTE MARY, 1823-1901

16530
ALS to an unnamed recipient, Elderfield.
1888 Oct 6; 1 p.
18 x 11 cm.

16531
ALS to unnamed recipient, Winchester.
1893 Sep 30; 1 p.
18 x 11 cm.

also in this collection

KEBLE, JOHN, 1792-1866
17730
ALS to Joshua Watson (1771-1855); Hursley, Hampshire
1836 Dec 26

Keble introduces Watson to a "Mr. Yonge" (the father of Charlotte M Yonge (1823-1901)),
mentions"Mr. Justice Coleridge", and asks advice on financing construction of a chapel.
ACC: 98.1.3 (44.399)


YALE UNIVERSITY: BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS
GENERAL COLLECTION MANUSCRIPT MISCELLANY

For scholarly and other non-commercial use, this work may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, provided that the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University is acknowledged as the creator and copyright holder of the text.

YONGE, CHARLOTTE MARY, 1823-1901
2323

F-1
Signature and letters
1844-1889
19 items.

Signature and closing lines clipped
from a letter, 1844;

ALS to an
unidentified recipient, May 2, 1849;

ALS to Mr. Henderson, Dec 10, 1861;
ten ALS to Mr. Innes, Apr-Jul, 1888;

ALS to Mr. Smith, Jul 14, [1888?];

ALS to "Madam," Jan 22, 1889; and

three undated ALS to Mr. Ashwell, Miss Lee, and George L. Craik.
Gift, 1957.
(rec/97)

F-2
Letter : Otterbourne, Winchester, to an unidentified recipient
1870 Apr 14

1 item (2 p.) ; 19 cm.
ALS to "My dear Madam," discussing the spelling of the family name"Stewart" by the Scotch.
Purchase, 1941. (rec/97)

F-3
Letter : to an unidentified recipient
1880 Aug 20

1 item (6 p.) ; 19 cm.
ALS to "Dear Sir."
Gift, 1946. (rec/97)

F-4
Letter : Otterbourne, Winchester, to Mrs. Gatty n.y. Mar 11

1 item (3 p.) ; 15 cm. mounted on sheet 20 cm.
ALS expressing regret that she will not receive an "Aunt Judy" story,
and describing her search for the legend of St. Lintgarde.
Accession: 980108-d

F-5
Letter : Elderfield, Otterbourne, Winchester, to an unidentified recipient
1877 Jan 19

1 item (3 p.) ; 14 cm.
ALS to "Sir," responding to his comments on her book, "Scripture Readings".
Accession: 980108-d


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