Postcard from Edmund Husserl written 30.12.1920

Freiburg, 30. XII. 1920

Dear Friend,

            I treated you badly. I only responded to your beautiful and heart-warming letters with postcards, just like I am doing today. However, meanwhile my wife has written to you. First, I would like to wish you and your family a happy New Year. I hope you have not only come to know your son, but you have already gained a lot of joy from him. I hope all of you are doing well. Unfortunately, I cannot hope to meet your wife in the near future. Please send her my kindest regards. I am still overwhelmed with work. I am currently reading “Logic”, but actually it is transcend[ental] logic, the general theory of the constitution, beginning with the theory of the orig[inal] consciousness of time, judgment theory, etc.10 We are still very busy, you wouldn’t recognize it; two highly difficult seminars and a series of excellent phenomenologists who are very zealous. Heidegger currently reads religious-phen[omenological] problems after reading the Epistle to the Galatians, etc. (Paul, Augustine). Too bad that you were here during such a quiet time. Currently, I am looking forward to the Christmas holidays and the break that will allow me to make further preparations. We are on page 28 of Yearbook IV, but unfortunately the printing company does not work as fast as I would like them to. The next two volumes will be printed subsequently. Your short paper is to be included in IV. Professor Pfänder will be proofreading the paper.11 Or did you want to correct the paper? Is the postal service reliable? Well, take care for now. I wish you much success for the habilitation. How is Mr. Rosenblum doing?12 Miss Stein lives in Wroclaw. Mr. Clauss, who has been experiencing several plights, is currently working on his doctorate with his examination paper on Germanistics and has been around little during those semesters. I am sure things will work out well for him. Please forgive me for the brevity of this letter. I have been writing letters continuously for a week.

Best regards,

Prof. E. Husserl

Freiburg Lorettostr. 40