Handwritten Rejection Letter Dated 1867 and Signed by Alexander Macmillan, Founder of the Publishing House Bearing His Name

Macmillan, Alex(ander)

Publication Date: 1867
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Handwritten letter on black-bordered mourning note paper stamped "Macmillan and Co./ Publishers to the University of Oxford/ 16, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, W.C./ London. 4 1/2" x 7 1/2" written recto only. Dated Feb. 19, 1867 to one Ernest Jones of Edinburgh and Manchester. It states in part, " I am sorry that we cannot undertake the publication of your volume of Selected Poems, if for no other reason, yet because our hands are very full." Macmillan goes on to say that he is familiar with some of Jones' poems that appeared elsewhere earlier and suggests that one of his publishing colleagues, Chapman & Hall, might have an interest. Signed "Alex. Macmillan". Mailing folds and a few light smudges. Alexander Macmillan (1818-1896) began his career as a book seller in Cambridge and later founded with his brother the publishing concern that still exists today. Bookseller Inventory # X211

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Title: Handwritten Rejection Letter Dated 1867 and ...

Publication Date: 1867

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