Letter from Anna Teresa Tymieniecka written 18.12.1968


Dearest Professor,
Hip, Hip, Hurray! So you will be coming (but it’s a shame you changed the topic of the lecture!).
 v     I am also very glad that both Ms. Gierulanka and Półtawski will write papers. Please ask them to send them to me in English by February 1, or, at the latest, by February 15.
 v     Now in confidence: Is Półtawski good at discussions? Does he talk much? Does he speak English or any other foreign language fluently? Would he be able to get a visa if we were to arrange his trip, etc.? I would like to bring him here (Poles are the only participants whose travel arrangements I am responsible for, so I ask you for discretion in this matter in your contacts with the other participants!)
 v     (Your section will entail 2 lectures on Ingarden and Husserl. And the third lecture referring to you will be given in the phenomenology and hermeneutics section.) The congress looks very promising. Everybody is experts (mainly from Europe – this


Van Breda will be there as well.

I have already put together the program but it is still not certain, as the speakers are constantly changing their topics. [I have so thoroughly exhausted myself with the extensive, handwritten correspondence regarding these matters that it has seriously upset my health. Although I don’t know how what it is yet. For now, I am on bed rest, but from 1/5/1969 I will have to commute to Waterloo, which is quite inconvenient in this terribly cold weather.] Many best Christmas wishes for the both of you and Mr. and Mrs. Januszów – Love Teresa



348 Payson Rd.
Belmont, Mass.

Roman Ingarden, PhD
Biskupia 14 apt. 15