19 September 1888
Rizal finished copying the whole book of Morga.
30 September 1888
In a letter, he requested Mariano Ponce to forward
to Hongkong the box of Noli so that Jose Maria Basa could send them
to the Philippines where the Filipinos needed them.
12 October 1888
He was admitted to study in the Department of Greek
and Roman Antiquities in the British Museum of London.
- In a letter, he told Mariano Ponce that
he was working hard day and night in the British Museum in London in
order to be able to fight and defeat the enemies. He contemplated of
going to Belgium, Sweden, Norway, and passing thru Holland, Germany
13 October 1888
At seven thirty at the evening, he received a
telegram from Hongkong with the information that Manuel Hidalgo,
husband of his sister Saturnina, was deported to Bohol without being
informed of the cause.
He was busy reading all the old sources of
Philippine history. He wanted to read them all before leaving
London. He had already copied all parts of pigafetta, likewise a
summary of Chirino.
1 November 1888
In a letter, he was invited by the Filipinos in
Madrid to direct the newspaper, which they planned to put up,
telling him that the newspaper would not prosper without him.
8 November 1888
He was very happy to know that an old Filipino
priest whom he didnít know personally, a Doctor in Theology and
who occupied a high position in the Manila Cathedral depended him
against Fr. P. Rodriguez, declaring that the Noli is very Christian.
14-18 November 1888
He was busy reading the book of Gaspar de San
Agustin about the Philippines. He found the book full of pessimism
especially that part which refers to the Indios. The book would have
been one of the best references on Philippines literature if not for
this defect, according to Rizal.
6 December 1888
Rizal received the news that in spite his
opposition, he was elected director of the new newspaper. He was the
only candidate who met less adversaries. With this outcome, he
planned to go to Madrid to see the members of the Filipino Colony.
6 December 1888
he wrote an extensive article on the meaning and
determination of the island Ma-Yi described by Chao JuKua, the
Chinese chronicler, in his old Chinese codex.
8 December 1888
Rizal sent to Dr. Carlos Czepelack his sculptural
work Revancha in exchange for the beautiful landscape he received
from the latter. During the previous days he read the book of
Multatuli, a Dutch author. He found the book similar to his Noli
with difference, however, on the strength of attack. Rizalís
attacks are more violent than those of Multatuliís.
11 December 1888
He left London for Barcelona and Madrid.