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Brev fra Horace E. Scudder til H.C. Andersen 19. juni 1869

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Dato: 19. juni 1869
Fra: Horace E. Scudder   Til: H.C. Andersen
Sprog: engelsk.

Riverside, Cambridge, Mass. 19 June 1869

Dear Mr. Andersen,

I take great pleasure in advising you of the safe receipt here of the first half of the Ms continuation of Mit Livs Eventyr. It has come in good order and we shall at once provide for its translation. We shall take care that no portion of it get out from our hands to cause you any inconvenience in Denmark, and we will keep you informed from time to time of the progress of the work here.

Your favour of 27 May arrived by the same mail. I was disappointed at not receiving another story, but I can well understand how engrossed you must have been with your larger writing. I appreciate also the difficulty you must have been under in writing of events that lie so dose at hand. The corrections and addition which you have made in the Ms are very plain and I cannot think that there will be any difficulty in preserving your meaning in every case.

The July number of the magazine containing "What one can invent" has just been sent to you. The August number will not contain anything of yours; but I trust we shall receive something in season for the September number, now near at hand.

The past week here has been a very bright one, owing to our great Peace Jubilee in Boston. A chorus of 10,000 voices and an orchestra of 1100 musicians have feasted us with music. Glorious Ole Bull led the violins and this morning, when a new choir of ten thousand children' s voices was heard, he was there to play.

I wished to grasp his hand and mention your name, and I hope yet to do so.

Messrs. Hurd and Houghton unite with me in high regards, and I am as ever

Most faithfully yours,

HORACE E. SCUDDER

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