Letter from Władysław Tatarkiewicz written 01.03.1948

University of Warsaw

Warsaw, 1.3.1948


            Dear esteemed colleague,

            Thank you very much for your letter of 27.II, which arrived just as I was about to write to you. I wanted to notify you that it was exactly on 27.II that the philosophical conference, announced long ago, was finally held. I’ll tell you the details when I see you. The whole thing took place in a pleasant atmosphere; it was more of a consultation, without resolutions, only the listing of our desiderata. I also raised the issue of the Congress. Unfortunately, there was an oversight on the part of the Organis. Committee:

it did not officially invite our Government, and my invitation was lost; it’s bad enough that I don’t have it, but if I don’t get one, there will be no passports either. Accordingly, I’m immediately writing to you about this matter. The Min. of Education will be favourably disposed to sending the delegation; I don’t know if there are other factors involved.

            On the 10th of this month I should be in Cracow. Immediately upon my arrival I’ll let you know and we’ll convene a meeting of the Commission. Meanwhile I attach cordial greetings and expressions of respect. I’ve seen ‘Studies’: the presentation is excellent

                                                                                                                            W Tatarkiewicz