The June Atlantic begins with another installment of the letters of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, edited by George Birbeck Hill. This installment contains the letters for 1855. Striking features in this issue are an article upon The Politician and the Public School, by Mr. G. L. Jones, Superintendent of Schools, Cleveland, Ohio; Restriction of Immigration, by President Francis A. Walker; and Lord Howe's Commission to Pacify the Colonies, an important historical contribution, by Paul Leicester Ford, embodying a hitherto unpublished manuscript.
Fiction is represented by a further installment of Henry James' absorbing serial, The Old Things; a short story of Alabama life, The Price of a Cow, by Mrs. Elizabeth W. Bellamy, and The Whirligig of Fortune, an incident of the French Commune, by T. Russell Sullivan.
The book reviews include a review of John T. Morse's Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes and reviews of recent publications on history and art.