3. Halkin Street, Grosvenor Place. London, S.W. 7 July, 1860.
Dear Mr. Andersen,
I must apologize for having been so long of writing to you, but l waited to hear if your new book had been well received, that I might be able to tell you about it; and since the favorable reviews of your Tales appeared in the "Athenæum", and the "Leader" I have been very ill, and unable to write until now. I am very glad to tell you that your work - the name of which Mr. Bentley chose - is exceedingly praised in the above-named periodicals - and admired in private society. I have cut the Reviews of your book out af the "Athenæum" and "Leader", and enclose the paragraphs to you. They will please you, I hope. Mr. Bentley sent a copy to Baron Hambro, and one to Mr. Charles Dickens, as you desired - and I forwarded a copy addressed to you, to the care af Hr Wiedemann, Leipsic, which I hope has reached you safely. I have not sent the copy to Copenhagen yet, because I hope soan to meet with a private opportunity of forwarding it - small parcels sent by the Steamers are so often lost.
I am sorry that I have not seen your "Besøg hos Ch: Dickens", for German periodicals are not common in this country.
I have taken the liberty of translating your memoir af Md.e Jerichau and her talented husband, which appeared in the Folkekalender of 1855. The translation, with your name, is published in "Bentley's Miscellany". I admire Md.e Jerichau's paintings very much, and I was anxious to draw particular attention to a very fine picture of hers which is in the Exhibition af the Royal Academy this summer.
Accept my congratulations on the success of your charming tales, and with our united kindest regards, and wishing you a pleasant tour,
dear Mr. Andersen,
Yours most sincerely,
A. S. Bushby.