3 Halkin Street, Grosvenor place. London S.W.
Saturday 20 June.
My dear Mr. Andersen
I am much obliged by your kind Brev paa Dansk, which of course, I could understand perfectly, but you write English so well that you need never hesitate about doing so.
My servant thought that you were enquiring for my son, whom you saw lately in Copenhagen; it is he who has gone away fcr 2 months, and you will be surprised to hear that he has gone to Iceland. He has taken an introduction to Count Trampe, the governor of the colony. I envy him seeing Mount Hecla, and the hot springs, and picking up all the interesting old Sagnhistorier which he will hear there.
You wrote me that you would probably be again in town the end of next week. I hope you will there remain long enough to do us the great favor of spending an evening with us? I shall be quite disappointed and mortified if you will not come. Could you give us the pleasure of your company on Monday evening the 29th June?
If you could persuade Mr. Dickens to accompany you to our house, I need not say how happy we should be to see him. I take the liberty of enclosing an invitation for him. If you are engaged on the 29th June, perhaps you will kindly fix another evening after that, to come to us. Any one will suit me, except the 1st and 3nd July, on which evenings I am engaged. May I beg for an early answer.
With kindest regards, - Believe me dear Mr. Andersen, - always yours most sincerely,
A. S. Bushby.