Brev till Numelin 03.05.1918

Julkaistu: 03.05.1918
Julkaistu filosofia.fi sivustolla: 04.05.2011
Letter from Edvard Westermarck to Ragnar Numelin May 3 1918.

Inskanning/original: Åbo Akademis bibliotek
Skannerointi/alkuperäiskappale: Åbo Akademin kirjasto
Scan/original copy: Åbo Akademi University Library
http://web.abo.fi/library/hands/

Transkribering/Litterointi/Transcription: Fanny Malmberg/Filosofia.fi 2011.

The Edvard Westermarck Online Collection
, Filosofia.fi (Eurooppalaisen filosofian seura ry) <http://filosofia.fi/Westermarck> ed./red./toim. Juhani Ihanus, Tommy Lahtinen & Yrsa Neuman 2011.

Liitteet

Brev till Numelin 3.5.1918: Numelin2.pdf


Woodman's Cottage, Boxhill,

Dorkin, England.

3rd May 1918.


My dear Numelin,


Many thanks for your article, which gave me much

pleasure. It is full of exaggerations so far as I am concerned,

but even if I deserve a little of the praise I am glad to think

that my work as a teacher has not been quite in vain. I have

devoted all my time during this and the last year to rewriting

my old book on Marriage, and I have really enjoyed it. Hardly a

line of the old editions has been left, and the new work will be

at least twice as long as the old one. I have not altered my

views in the fundamental points, but on the contrary found them

confirmed, in spite of much criticism, but I have dealt with many

new questions and found many new points of view, as regards the

old ones some of which I think will considerably improve the

book. The work, however, is not finished yet, and now that my

lectures at the University of London have commenced the progress

will be slower. From two cards which I received earlier in the

year I understand that you also have been thinking of marriage.

Please accept my heartiest congratulations. I should have sent

them when I received the cards if it had been possible to expect

a letter to reach you. I was wondering where you were and how you

were, and was so pleased to find that you were at Stockholm.

    With many kind regards, Always yours sincerely,

                                                               Edvard Westermarck