EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Two autograph letters signed (''Papa'') to Hans Albert Einstein and Eduard Einstein, and two autograph letters signed (''Papa'') to Eduard Einstein, Berlin and n.p., 4 July 1920 - 15 July 1923 and n.d. [c. 1920-1921]. Together 4 pages, 4to.
EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Two autograph letters signed ("Papa") to Hans Albert Einstein and Eduard Einstein, and two autograph letters signed ("Papa") to Eduard Einstein, Berlin and n.p., 4 July 1920 - 15 July 1923 and n.d. [c. 1920-1921]. Together 4 pages, 4to.
26 March n.y.: Conditions in Berlin, Einstein writes, are worsening. "Here, things are again rather crazy. God knows what will come of it all. For a week we were without light or gas and sometimes without water. The University was closed. I have had a magnificent new violin made by a local violinmaker. It sounds wonderful, but I'm afraid that we won't have a piano during our vacation in the country, and Mama probably won't allow you to visit me here." He goes on to ask about the boys' schoolwork, and recalls, "I was just your age, dear Albert, when I went to Switzerland and wanted to enter the Polytechnic; however, I was only admitted a year later, after I had spent a year in school in Aarau." 4 July 1920: Einstein discusses plans to see Hans Albert and Eduard on a vacation in October. "If you don't have a holiday then, we'll just have to get you excused from school. The rector will understand that a father must see his children from time to time." 25 June 1923: Einstein complains to Eduard about Hans Albert's poor behavior last summer and says that he has now received a letter so rude and ungrateful that he does not want to see him this summer. He would gladly spend time with Eduard, "for you are the dearest to me of all I have left." He recognizes, however, that contact with his father creates conflicts for Eduard and promises to abide by his son's decision concerning a visit. 15 July 1923: Einstein has just returned from Göteborg, where he delivered his Nobel prize lecture. Hans Albert's attitude still troubles him: no father should let himself be treated with such a lack of respect as was expressed in his last letter. Eduard he invites to Kiel, and discusses plans for the visit.