24 December 1888
Rizal arrived at London from his twelve days visit to
24 December 1888
In a letter, he reminded Prof. Blumentritt of the two busts
he sent the latter before leaving for Madrid. The Augustus, which
took him 10 days modeling, was given as a Christmas gift to Prof.
Blumentritt and the Julius, to Dr. Carlos Czepelack. (Jesus Christ
was born during the time of Octavio Cesar called Augosto by the
Roman Emperors, hence, as his affection for Prof. Blumentritt, Rizal
gave him the Augustus).
28 December 1888
In a letter, he requested Fernando Canon to be the
interpreter of his (Rizalís) sentiments on the December 31st
gathering among the Filipino in Madrid.
- In a letter, Rizal requested Ponce to
publish the manuscript of the "La Vision de Fr.
Rodriguez", about 3,000 to 4,000 copies, and for its expenses,
to utilize the money earned for selling copies of the Noli.
31 December 1888
Rizal sent a letter to be read before the reunited
Filipinos in Madrid, animating them to do something worthy for the
country. He reaffirmed his loyalty to the association and his desire
to think and feel with the members, to dream, to want, and to plan
something good for the country.
in a letter, Rizal told Jose Ma. Basa in Hongkong not to
send the rest of the copies of the Noli to the Philippines to
prevent them from being burned or destroyed by the timid Filipinos.
"If the present generation does not like to read my book
because of fear. I will keep it for the next generation to
comeÖ," said Rizal.
6 January 1889
in a letter, he requested Mariano Ponce to change the word
sabio to como libre pensador in his (Rizalís) article "La
Vision de Fr. Rodriguez" which was sent to Barcelona for
14 January 1889
He sent to Prof. Blumentritt a copy of his plan of forming
an International Association of Filipinologists, asking the latter
for his opinion about this plan. He thought of holding a conference
among the members during the Paris exposition in August, 1889.
4 February 1889
Rizal rejoiced because of the coming out on the 15th of the
month of the publication La Solidaridad in Barcelona. This was
communicated to Marcelo H. del Pilar. He urged that one of the
Filipinos staying in Barcelona should study the Italian language to
be able to read and study the manuscript written in Italian and
which treated about the Philippine situation in 1520. The
manuscripts, according to Rizal, were written by one of the
companions of Magellan.
6 February 1889
In a letter, he requested Prof. Blumentritt to talk with
Dr. A. B. Meyer concerning the Association of Filipinologists. The
latter was elected member of the organization.
14 February 1889
In a letter, he requested Dr. A. B. Meyer to nominate one
Dutch member to the International Association of Filipinologists.
22 February 1889
he wrote the famous letter to the women of Malolos, as per
request by Marcelo H. del Pilar.
27 February 1889
in a letter, he informed Dr. A. B. Meyer that Dr. Niuman
from Holland, did not accept the position of adviser-member of the
Association due to the latterís many occupations.
5 March 1889
In a letter, Rizal congratulated Graciano Lopez-Jaena for
the excellent speech, which the latter delivered.
15 march 1889
Rizalís article "El Solfeo de La Defensa" was
published in the La Solidaridad.
-His "Los agriculores
Filipinos" was published in the La Solidaridad.