London, South Kensington
6 December 2002
EINSTEIN, Albert. Autograph postcard signed ('Papa') to his sons Hans Albert and Eduard, n.p., n.d. [12 February 1922], in German, 1½ pages, 8vo. Provenance: Einstein family, and by descent.
A FAILED EXPERIMENT: 'The experiment, on which I had laid such value, demonstrates nothing for and nothing against the wave theory (Undulationstheorie) so all my great efforts were in vain'. Einstein is still looking for a sailing boat: it needs to be a very steady one, 'so that my precious life isn't put in danger'. He asks Hans Albert to make an enquiry at the Zurich cantonal bank.
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