Most Honourable Professor!
First of all, until I can do this in person, I hasten in this way to thank you most cordially for the gracious name-day wishes you sent me. They were even nicer and more valuable this year, since I’d been afraid that you might be holding the matter I raised concerning the telephone against me. I’m very glad you acknowledged that reasons of a practical nature were my sole motivation in this case. For my part, I wish to emphasise once again that my desire, from the very beginning, was to settle this practical matter of the telephone so that you wouldn’t be inconvenienced by one decision or another. For this reason, and at this moment, in spite of your last statement, I’m refraining from an ultimate settlement of this matter. Indeed, I’d spoken earlier with Dr Kraus[O1] , who promised me that he’d look for a solution of the matter such that the telephone would remain in your room for your exclusive use. Today I spoke to Dr Kraus a second time, and certain possibilities emerged for settling the matter, connected with the fact that I was elected, at the last meeting of the Department Council, one of the vice-presidents of the Examination Committee. However, I still have to discuss this with Dean Modelski[O2] . Therefore I’m asking you politely for another delay in this matter until all potential routes to its favourable settlement have been exhausted.
I thank you cordially once again for the gracious wishes you sent me, and enclose expressions of my profound respect and genuine esteem
[O1]Nie udało mi się jednoznacznie zidentyfikować go
[O2]Teofil Modelski (1881‒1967)