Riverside, Cambridge, Mass. 10 November 1869
My very kind friend,
I found your letter on my return from the country and was delighted with what you told me of your bright festival. It must indeed have been a most happy occasion, and I wish I had been there to speak for America! I read also the papers you kindly sent and have prepared a sketch for one of our city dailies which I will send you.
I would have written long ago, but I have been waiting and waiting in hope of announcing the departure of the copies of your books to Copenhagen, but the publishers now think it best to wait until the third volume appears when they will send you the ten copies of 1. Improvisatore. 2. The Two Baronesses. 3. Wonder Stories. I trust you will receive all of these before Christmas.
I sent the copies desired to Mr. Spring and also to Mr. Longfellow. Mr. Longfellow begs me to send you his very grateful acknowledgment of your kindness, and he will himself write yon as soon as he has a moment' s leisure. Since his return from Europe he has necessarily been very busy. I have given him your address and thus he can write direct to you.
I look now every day for a letter from you. I trust yon received my letter enclosing a draft on London, and I hope we may very soon receive another story from yon. You know, we have nothing now since "Chicken Grethe's Family:&
I write in great haste as I am just going on a journey to New York for a week. I hope you are enjoying your travels, as I know your friends are enjoying your companionship.
Ever, my dear friend,
yours most sincerely
HORACE E. SCUDDER