53, rue des Chénaux,
c Sceaux (Seine)
January 6, 1947
Honorable and dear Professor!
c Thank you very much for your kind letter. I send you my best wishes for the New Year; may you find satisfaction and happiness in it – forgive me for being a little late, but I was waiting for a message from Krakow before writing you.
c I surely do not need to assure Professor me that your visit in Paris brought me a lot of joy and it is a great pleasure to recall our conversations, so cordial, interesting, and instructive for me. – I was also sad after the Professor’s departure – and we were worried about your son’s health, too – have you gotten any better news since?
c I attach some library information to the letter. In the evening I will drop by the Polish Bookstore and let you know in the post scriptum what I found out. In case you have any difficulty getting Revue Philos. and de Métaphysique et Morale, I would be happy to communicate the contents of current issues to you, and if something turns out to be of particular interest to you, I would send it to you. As for Dieu Vivant (I provide the address at XXX), this journal is not very philosophical.
c Thank you for the information on Ganszyniec. I wrote him and am waiting for an answer. I have already received the subject of the thése (Isocrates’ literary ideas), but I cannot confirm it without these certificates. And the local doctorate takes two years from the moment the thesis is officially entered into the register.
c In the matter of the translation of Professor’s book, my French is more reliable every day, and maybe I could manage to help a bit. However, it poses a few considerable difficulties: one technical and the other psychological. The technical one lies in the absence of a typewriter. I am trying to borrow one, but for now no success or even chance. Maybe prof. Wędkiewicz (who is currently in the country) could help, or the Polish Library – but I am not sure. The mental difficulty lies in the unstable situation at the university that takes away from my peace. Anyway, you surely know about this as philosophers – with the exception of consistent psychologists – basically know everything. – If I manage to successfully overcome both difficulties, me and my pen are at Professor’s service.
c After Professor’s departure, we had a wave of severe frosts. Then it warmed up, until yesterday the frost returned, and I caught a cold. I resent Paris for such a harsh winter neither the people nor the houses are prepared for.
c When do you expect your book to come out, Professor? I would like to read it – and I expect metaphysics in it as well, and this is what interests me above all. Please do not forget about me when sending out the first copies. I would also write a review for one of the French magazines.
Once again, thank you for the delightful time in Paris
I am awaiting any news
My deepest respect
and cordial greetings
Best New Year wishes and beautiful bows from my husband
I just I talked to Mr. Lam – he claims that he has already subscribed Professor to Revue Philos. d Rev. de Mét Morale – and that you will receive these notebooks soon. – Please let me know if they really did come, if not, then I will ask again at the Polish Library.