Prof. Roman Ingarden
Cracow, Biskupia 14 c c c Cracow, 31 May 1967
c Most Honoured Professor,
c recently I received a formal invitation from Professor E. F. Halvorsen, the dean of the Department of History and Philosophy of the University of Oslo, to give lectures at this Department in the autumn semester of the current year in the amount of four hours per week (for three months). I’d already been spoken to regarding this matter during my lectures in Oslo in September 1966; however, now it has just been formally arranged. I intend to accept this invitation, as I met with a very warm welcome in Oslo from both my students and their colleagues there. However, before I send a formal application to the First Department of the Polish Academy of Sciences for permission and issuance of a passport for me, I’m turning to you with a request for an expression of your opinion and gracious support for my application, and I’d be grateful if you wouldn’t mind informing me in a few words of your position and recommending the appropriate form to fill in and send.
c Along with the letter concerning the issuance of a passport, I’m enclosing an offprint of the article, which appeared in one Norwegian journal in connection with my lectures in Oslo last year. However, the article is in Norwegian; it’s supposed to appear in French in Denmark at some point, though.
c I enclose expressions of genuine esteem and cordial greetings
(Roman Ingarden, senior)