Thursday Morning [July 8, 1847]
My dear Andersen,
I have this morning received a note from Lockhart in reply to mine. He will be happy to see you and myself to breakfast etc. on Saturday or Sunday next. Let me know which day you decide on, and send me a note by the post as soon as you get this, in order that I may let Lockhart know when we come.
I breakfasted with Jerdan to day; he, as well as myself, is anxiuos you should see things which are essentially English during your stay in England: the administration of justice, for example, at one of the criminal courts. He will let me know what day would be best to you (at about 2 or 3 o'clock and I will accompany you to explain what you may not well understand. Next Saturday, perhaps.
He wishes to arrange a small party for you, himself, Dickens, Bulwer, Talfourd, Macready, Ainsworth and myself, some early day next week. I hope to see you soon and talk with you about it.
Did you write to Lady Duff Gordon? Do not forget it.
How are you to day? Had you a good sight? Do not fatigue yourself by doing too much. Yours very faithfully,
Send your note to 54 Charlotte Street, Portland Place.