From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:



Due to the concerts with Alexander Dreyschock, HCA spends some time, also socially, with the violinists Marie and Wilhelmine Neruda (whose brother Franz Neruda is a cellist at the Royal Orchestra) and Anton Rubenstein.

29 April

In an unpublished letter to Mrs Scavenius, HCA mentions what he recently has learned about the circulation of his writing:

"My fairy-tales and stories are a constant source of joy for me; the other day I received from New York the well-known periodical the National Quarterly Review, in which my writing is highly praised and said to be very well received by the American people. Even more significant, however, is the fact that my fairy-tales have also struck a chord in India. Young Hindus have translated some of the best known European writing and I am honoured to be amongst the translated. And, wonderfully, my fairy-tales please the most, especially The Story of a Mother".

30 April

Reads aloud again for the Artists' Association.

15 May

Sits for Elisabeth Jerichau-Baumann, who "paints me with a sick child and group of children besides" (the diary). These sittings continued in the following days. She finished the painting in June and took it with her to London to the World Exhibition there. The painting was not sold there however. The price of course was 200 pounds (1,800 rdl.).

2 June

Travels to Basnæs Estate. Stays here until 16th June. Works on new lines which are to be added to Ravnen (The Raven).

16th - 22nd June

At Holsteinborg. Continues to work on the lines for The Raven.

22nd June - 6th July

At Basnæs.

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