From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:
Returns from Basnæs Estate to Copenhagen.
Reads aloud for the Students' Association for "a particularly large auditorium".
2 March 1858
Release of Nye Eventyr og Historier (New Tales and Stories) , including "Suppe paa en Pølsepind" (Soup on a Sausage Stick), "Flaskehalsen" (The Bottle Neck), "Pebersvendens Nathue" (The Nightcap of the Peversvend), "Noget" (Something), "Det gamle Egetræes sidste Drøm" (The Old Oak Tree's last Dream) and "Abc-bogen" (The A-B-C Book). This book already sold out on 12th March. 4 editions had been released by 1865.
Is summoned to dine at court with King Frederik VII for the first time.
Is bestowed with the honorary Silver Cross from the order; Men of the Dannebrog.