Postcard to Kazimierz Twardowski written 24.08.1936

Zakopane 24/8/36.

Most Honourable Professor!

            I’ve spent almost a week in Zakopane, with generally good weather. I don’t know yet how long I’ll stay here, because it depends to a significant extent on the weather. In any case, my wife will have to return to Lviv around 1/9, when our boys are arriving from Romania. There are plenty of philosophers here, but given the immensity of Zakopane, we see each other rather infrequently. Apart from Ms Słoniewska[O1]  and Ms Jędrzejewska[O2] , I’ve seen Ms Dąmbska[O3] , and, yesterday, Ms Kokoszyńska[O4] . Tarski[O5]  and Hossiassonówna[O6]  are also here. Chwistek [O7] was here, but he’s already left for Lviv. Of Lviv professors, I’ve seen Loria[O8] , Weyberg[O9] , and Romer[O10] .

            I’ve received an invitation to a tagung [German: conference, convention] of the German Philosophical Society in Berlin; I’ve even been offered a refund of travel expenses; but I wrote back that I won’t be coming, as it’s immediately before our congress, and I feel very tired and still have a great deal of work to do in September. Liebert[O11]  also wrote to me with a request for me to undertake reports on Polish philosophical journals in his journal, or point out to him someone who could do so.

            For now I’m perfecting myself in idleness, which isn’t very difficult for me. I haven’t made any excursions; somehow they don’t tempt me at the moment. I send you both cordial greetings and expressions of profound esteem from my wife and myself

                                                                                                               Roman Ingarden



[O1]Helena Słoniewska (1897‒1982)
[O2]Brak informacji
[O3]Izydora Dąmbska (1904‒83)
[O4]Maria Kokoszyńska-Lutmanowa (1905‒81)
[O5]Alfred Tarski (1901‒83)
[O6][sic, powinna być Hosiassonówna] Janina Hosiasson-Lindenbaum (1899‒1942)
[O7]Leon Chwistek (1884‒1944)
[O8]Stanisław Loria (1883‒1958)
[O9]Zygmunt Weyberg (1872‒1945)
[O10]Eugeniusz Romer (1871‒1954)
[O11]Arthur Liebert (1878‒1946)