The Hans Christian Andersen Center

Dato: 24. juli 1871
Fra: H.C. Andersen   Til: Henry W. Longfellow

Copenhagen Juli 1871

My dear Sir!

A talented young Dane, the editor of "Dagens Nyheder", Mr. Robert Watt, is going to visit America for the first time; I send you through him my kindest regards.

He will be happy by making your acquaintance and I shall be so by hearing news from You when he returns. I hope that you have got a copy of my "Collected works" from Hurd & Houghton, at least I have expressed a wish that you should have them sent and you will have a spare moment to glance at them.

My latest story "Lykke Peer" you will not find there, but it is in Scribners "Illustrated Magazine".

If not great rolling Ocean was between us and I was not 67 years old, then I should arrive in your mighty country some pleasant summerday. As it is, I can only send a letter and the kind regards of your friend and admirer

Hans Christian Andersen

to Longfellow Esq

Tekst fra: Solveig Brunholm (Longfellow Institute, Harvard)

Til Longfellow [juli 1871]

Kjre hithdrede Ven og Digter.

En talentfuld yngere Dansk, Udgiver af "Dagens Nyheder", Hr. Robert Watt besger for en kort Tid Amerika, jeg benytter Leiligheden til ved ham at oversende min hjerteligste Hilsen. Han vil vre lykkelig ved at gjre Deres Bekjendtskab, og jeg ved hans Hjemkomst at hre om Dem og fra dem. Mine samlede Skrifter, paa Hurd & Houghtons Forlag, haaber jeg, efter mit nske er blevet sendt dem og at De ved / Tid og Leilighed lser een og anden af disse Bger. Min seneste Bog: Lykke-Peer findes ikke i Samlingen, men i det af Scribners udgivne "Illustrated Magazine" Laae ikke det store rullende Hav imellem os og jeg ikke var i mit 67 Aar, da kom jeg en smuk Sommerdag til Deres mgtige Land, nu bliver det kun Brev og Hilsen fra

Deres Ven og Beundrer

H. C. A.

Tekst fra: Solveig Brunholm (microfilmscan 14, 720-21)

[skrevet p samme papir som Brev med samme hndskrift, formentlig Robert Watts - og kan derfor sttes til samme dato!]

to Longfellow

My dear and highly esteemed friend and poet!

A talented young Dane, the editor of "Dagens Nyheder", Mr. Robert Watt, is going to visit America for the first time; I send you through him my kindest regards.

[overstr: He will happy by making your acquaintance and]

He will be happy by making your acquaintance and I shall be so by [overstr: learning] hearing news from you when he returns. I hope that you have got a copy of my "Collected works" from Hurd & Houghton; at least I have expressed a wish that you should have them send [!] and I hope that you will have a spare moment to glance at them.

My latest story "Lykke Peer" you will not find there, but it is in Scribners "Illustrated Magazine". /

If not great [overstr: wawing] rolling Ocean was between us and I was not 67 years old, then I should arrive in your mighty country some pleasant summerday. As it is, I can only send a letter and the kind regards

of

your friend and admirer

Hans Christian Andersen

Tekst fra: Solveig Brunholm (LP 360, billed 7002-03)