HomeThe Journal of Historyvol. 9 no. 2 & 3 (1961)

Discovery of Rizal's Improvised Chapel Cell at Fort Santiago

Carlos E. Da Silva

Discipline: History



This study, mentioned in the editor's note in the Journal of History, Vol. VII, No. 3, September 1959, in connection with the author's paper, "The Golden Century of Filipino Colonial Painting, 1800-1900" was originally presented in fulfillment of a requirement for his knighthood in the Order of the Knights of Rizal on December 19, 1953, with the title, "Location of Dr. Jose Rizal's Chapel-cell in Fort Santiago when He was Placed En Capilla". It was subsequently expanded as a contribution to the discussion between the late Jose Lopez del Castillo y Kabangis and Professor Nicolas Zafra on the subject as to where and when Rizal wrote his last farewell. Mr. Da Silva sent the ·expanded paper, "Discovery of Rizal's Improvised Chapel-Cell in Fort Santiago in 1953" to the This Week Magazine, which published only excerpts on January 5, 1958, the editor supplying the title, subtitles and captions to pictures, etc.