Dato: 5. februar 1870
Fra: Horace E. Scudder   Til: H.C. Andersen
Sprog: engelsk.

Riverside, Cambridge, Mass.

5 Feby.1870

My very good friend,

It was a very great pleasure to me to receive a day or two since your kind letter from Nice dated 11 Jan'y, with its assurance of friendship and its evidence that you are among friends, even if your special entertainers were absent.

You must have received a letter from me, meanwhile, acknowledging a previous favor enclosing the little vignette for February which appeared in the Riverside for that month. I trust that your journey will give you abundant material for future stories and books.

The new volume of your stories in our series Wonder Stories is now ready and I hope to send it with the others immediately to you at Copenhagen. Mr. Marcus Spring desired me to give you his hearty thanks for your remembrance of him. I hope to see him in New York where I go today.

O. T. and Only a Fiddler are in press. We have used the translation published in England, but as the Danish and German mottoes at the heads of chapters were not then translated, I have put them into English, occasionally giving to the poetry a free rendering in English verse.

For myself I am studying Danish with zest, and for an exercise am reading and translating into English your bright little play "Han er ikke født." I purpose doing myself the Selections from your Dramatic and Poetical Works. Will you be so good as to indicate to me the dramas and poems which you prefer to have reprinted here?

I write in haste and will only add my hearty good wishes and the kind remembrances of our publishers, Messrs. Hurd and Houghton. I enclose their latest bulletin.

Most truly yours


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