This area is to provide information about people, events, allusions etc found in Yonge's works. 

We'd like this to be an area where we can share our information. So please send in your queries, and anything you want to know, or information you can share.

Please send your queries and contributions to Clemence Schultze: please click here to use our contact form

Who was C.M.P. ?

This person was the author of a sonnet about CMY which was found stuck into a copy of The Stokesley Secret with stamp paper. It had apparently been cut from a newspaper.

This poem appears in The Review of the Charlotte M. Yonge Fellowship Edition 12, Spring 2001, p. 1. (see our Review page for full contents of this edition)

(August 11, 1823-1901)
Friend of our mothers’ girlhood – far-off days –
She gave unnumbered hours of delight
In tales of maid and gallant knight,
Of mediaeval or Victorian ways.
She lived retired, nor sought for human praise;
But so to use her talent that she might
Youth’s gay and ardent spirits guide aright,
And on a high ideal set their gaze.
Unwithered yet her homely ‘Daisy Chain’
Linking the generations, three and four
Of those who owe her and her kindly lore
Pleasures that from our youth to age remain:
Deeming her of those blessed ones who gain
Through loving much, Love’s crown for ever more.

Do all CMYF webpages really have the same address?

According to my browser, all CMYF webpages have the same address: 

Can this be right? And if it is, how do I quote the address of a particular page if I want to send it to someone or include it in a link on a webpage?

At the moment, the CMYF website lives in a hole at Durham University. The apparent "real" address of its home page is or index.html

To make life easier for all concerned, Martin Rush of Oxford Software Documentation has kindly set up and donated our more memorable address When your browser goes to this address, it is redirected to the hole that the CMYF currently lives in. That way, not only is the website easier to type in and remember, but also if and when the website itself moves to another untypeable location, we can redirect to the new location and it will continue to work exactly as before!

If you need  the address of a specific CMYF webpage other than the home page:

If you are using Netscape it is very easy to find the page name:

  1. Display the page whose address you want to know
  2. Right-click with your mouse anywhere in the middle of the page
  3. Choose View Page Info (or View Frame Info)
  4. Look for the word Location: this is followed by real address of the page.
    You'll see something like this:


If you are using Internet Explorer finding the page name may be harder:

  1. Display the page whose address you want to know
  2. Display the File menu
  3. Choose Properties.
    The Properties box for that page pops up
  4. Against Address (URL) you may see the real page address.
    You'll see something like this:

    Address (URL):

If you have trouble finding a page address, please use our contact form to tell us, and remember to include the title of the page concerned (eg Notes and Queries is the title of this page).