Letter from Dinah Mulock Craik to William Isbister, 19 October 1879

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                <p>Your recapitulation of our arrangement is perfectly correct. But the fact still
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                    me the re-purchase of the copy-right – was a breach of the courtesy &amp;
                    friendship which has always existed between us: &amp; it has caused me something
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Letter from Dinah Mulock Craik to William Isbister, 19 October 1879.

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Dear Mr. Isbister,

Your recapitulation of our arrangement is perfectly correct. But the fact still remains that I sold you “Young Mrs Jardine” as a 2 – <[ choice: vol | volume ]> novel – & it was re-sold as a 3 <[ choice: vol | volume ]> novel – At least, Messrs Hurst & Blackett assert this, & you deny it – of course – I say no more. – Still, whatever may be your legal rights, to re-sell my book without telling me, & without offering me the re-purchase of the copy-right – was a breach of the courtesy & friendship which has always existed between us: & it has caused me something more than regret. Whether or not my story has been “a success” – or has “made more enemies than friends” – is quite beside the question. Your Editor read it, & approved & accepted it – After that it took its chance.

I return the signed receipt: & remain Very truly yours
DMCraik –
Letter from Dinah Mulock Craik to William Isbister, 19 October 1879. Dinah Mulock Craik Karen Bourrier Dinah Mulock Craik: A Digital Archive University of Calgary Karen Bourrier Transcription May 2008 by Karen Bourrier Proofing of transcription February 2017by Lecia Givogue Stevenson TEI encoding March 2017 by Lecia Givogue Stevenson Proofing of TEI encoding March 2017 by Kailey Fukushima First digital edition in TEI, date: March 2017. P5. Dinah Mulock Craik: A Digital Archive Calgary, Alberta, Canada 2017

Reproduced by courtesy of the Princeton University.

Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
Dinah Mulock Craik: A Digital Archive Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library. M. L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists AM16849 Letter from Dinah Mulock Craik to William Isbister, 19 October 1879.

Our aim in this edition has been to transcribe the content of the letters as accurately as possible without reproducing the physical appearance of the manuscript. Craik’s spelling, punctuation, underlining, superscripts, abbreviations, additions and deletions are retained, except for words which are hyphenated at the end of a line, which we have silently emended. Where Craik uses a non-standard spelling, we have encoded both her spelling and the standard Oxford English Dictionary spelling to facilitate searching. The long s is not encoded.

Dear Mr. Isbister,

Your recapitulation of our arrangement is perfectly correct. But the fact still remains that I sold you “Young Mrs Jardine” as a 2 – vol volume novel – & it was re-sold as a 3 vol volume novel – At least, Messrs Hurst & Blackett assert this, & you deny it – of course – I say no more. – Still, whatever may be your legal rights, to re-sell my book without telling me, & without offering me the re-purchase of the copy-right – was a breach of the courtesy & friendship which has always existed between us: & it has caused me something more than regret. Whether or not my story has been “a success” – or has “made more enemies than friends” – is quite beside the question. Your Editor read it, & approved & accepted it – After that it took its chance.

I return the signed receipt: & remain Very truly yours DMCraik –

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Letter from Dinah Mulock Craik to William Isbister, 19 October 1879. Dinah Mulock Craik Karen Bourrier Dinah Mulock Craik: A Digital Archive University of Calgary Karen Bourrier Transcription May 2008 by Karen Bourrier Proofing of transcription February 2017by Lecia Givogue Stevenson TEI encoding March 2017 by Lecia Givogue Stevenson Proofing of TEI encoding March 2017 by Kailey Fukushima First digital edition in TEI, date: March 2017. P5. Dinah Mulock Craik: A Digital Archive Calgary, Alberta, Canada 2017

Reproduced by courtesy of the Princeton University.

Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
Dinah Mulock Craik: A Digital Archive Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library. M. L. Parrish Collection of Victorian Novelists AM16849 Letter from Dinah Mulock Craik to William Isbister, 19 October 1879.

Our aim in this edition has been to transcribe the content of the letters as accurately as possible without reproducing the physical appearance of the manuscript. Craik’s spelling, punctuation, underlining, superscripts, abbreviations, additions and deletions are retained, except for words which are hyphenated at the end of a line, which we have silently emended. Where Craik uses a non-standard spelling, we have encoded both her spelling and the standard Oxford English Dictionary spelling to facilitate searching. The long s is not encoded.

Dear Mr. Isbister,

Your recapitulation of our arrangement is perfectly correct. But the fact still remains that I sold you “Young Mrs Jardine” as a 2 –  vol volume novel – & it was re-sold as a 3 vol volume novel – At least, Messrs Hurst & Blackett assert this, & you deny it – of course – I say no more. – Still, whatever may be your legal rights, to re-sell my book without telling me, & without offering me the re-purchase of the copy-right – was a breach of the courtesy & friendship which has always existed between us: & it has caused me something more than regret. Whether or not my story has been “a success” – or has “made more enemies than friends” – is quite beside the question. Your Editor read it, & approved & accepted it – After that it took its chance.

I return the signed receipt: & remain Very truly yours DMCraik –