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    Sale 12260

    Books & Manuscripts

    16 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 93

    EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter signed (“Papa”) to his son Hans Albert (“Lieber Adu”), n.p., n.d. [Princeton, ca. 1946]. In German, 1 page, 4to, folds, small repairs to upper margin.

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    EINSTEIN, Albert (1879-1955). Autograph letter signed (“Papa”) to his son Hans Albert (“Lieber Adu”), n.p., n.d. [Princeton, ca. 1946]. In German, 1 page, 4to, folds, small repairs to upper margin.

    A PERSONAL LETTER WITH REMARKS ON EINSTEIN’S HEALTH

    Einstein is writing to his eldest son regarding his planned trip to Switzerland to visit his relatives. Einstein offers him $500 for the trip, under the condition that he returned to the United States. “To lend money is not a good thing. I would be very glad if you could arrange to take Maja [Einstein’s sister] along with you.” The letter concludes: “I felt several times not very well; it is just as with an old Ford (a little tottering). But the work is getting along fine and I am also satisfied as fare as my personal life is concerned.”


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