Postal Delivery: Daily Quotes from Mrs. Gaskell’s Letters – June 21st

February 9th, 1863
To: John M.F. Ludlow, editor of the Christian socialist journal The Reader

My dear Mr. Ludlow,

I am very glad you liked my paper; and please do what you think best with the rest of the MSS [manuscript]. IF you think its being published will do any good, please let it be published where you think best, –but if it is superfluous and unneeded, equally please, burn it. Only don’t let me see its face again. I am very glad about The Reader’s steady progress. I know I like it!

Yours very truly,

E.C. Gaskell

Painting: Young Man Writing, by Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier
Source: Gaskell, Elizabeth Cleghorn, J. A. V. Chapple, and Alan Shelston. Further letters of Mrs. Gaskell . Newly updated in pbk. ed. Manchester: Manchester University Press ;, 2003. Print.

Share your thoughts!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s