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


3rd - 27th July

At Bregentved Estate, where HCA had only planned to stay 8 days.

27th July - 18th September

Staying at Rolighed. Here he reads Main Currents of European Literature by Georg Brandes. HCA takes exception to the contents;

"...he does not say anything detrimental himself, but by quoting he lays a seed of poison in the works of others"
(the diary, 1st August).

In America, children take up a collection in benefit of HCA, who they believe to be poor. He receives 200 rdl. which he on one hand feels is a poor result for such a collection, but on the other hand does not care to receive.

26 August

Visits the queen mother at Sorgenfri Castle and then the royal family at Bernstorff Castle.

18 September

Moves in at Nyhavn 18. Is still suffering from illness. Often needs to take morphine at night.

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