3 Halkin Street, Grosvenor PIaee. London. 4 May, 1860.
My dear Mr. Andersen,
You will think that I have been a very long time of writing to you again, but I have been waiting to hear Mr. Bentley's decision relative to your new tales. I wrote to him more than once, but received no answer, and being in the country for some weeks, I could not go to see him about them. On my return to London, I called on him, and I am happy to say he has, at last, promised to publish your work, and to bring it out immediately. He agrees to name it, as yau wish, "a Story from the Jutland Sandhills, and other tales." I hope these charming Tales may be as popular in Britain as they deserve to be. They are very beautiful - so full of Imagination, Feeling, and Poetry. I like best "En Historie fra Klitterne - Flaskehalsen - Dynd-Kongens Datter, and Det gamle Egetræes sidste Drøm". But they are all very remarkable tales and it is quite certain that there is but one Hans Christian Andersen in the world.
I have done my best in their translation into English. I hope you may have had a letter from Mr. Bentley himself, for I begged him to write to you.
My son, whom you knew in Copenhagen, wishes me to enc1ose a note to you, and he will be very much obliged if you would have the kindness to send a very few lines of your poetry for the lady.
Mr. Bushby and all my family unite with me in kind remembrance to you. And believe me, dear Mr. Andersen,
Yours most sincerely,
Anne S. Bushby