2 Petersborough Villas, New Finchley Road, St. John's Wood. June 24, 1857.
My dear friend,
I was delighted to receive your letter apprizing me that we may expect to see you on Friday next the 26th inst. Perhaps it will be best for you to meet me in New Burlington Street, and we will then come here together. I propose to dine at 6 o'clock, if that hour be not too early for you?
On Monday I shall have some friends to meet you who are desirous - very desirous to know you.
Ever your sincere friend,
Hans Christian Andersen.