Albert Einstein (1879-1955). Autograph correspondence card (‘Albert’) to Michele Besso, [Berlin], 26 September 1916.
In German, one page, 140 x 90mm. Address panel bearing Einstein’s autograph return address (‘Abs[ender]. A. Einstein’).
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Published in Pierre Speziali (ed.) Albert Einstein. Michele Besso. Correspondance 1903-1955. Paris: Hermann, 1972. No. 26
'I haven't completed much work recently, but I'm living a quiet and contented life'.
Einstein is leaving the next day to visit Paul Ehrenfest in Leiden: 'I am much looking forward to seeing my colleagues there, and to the discussions. Nordström is also in Leiden. I haven't completed much work recently, but I'm living a quiet and contented life, so that's already something'. After some enquiries about Besso's own situation, Einstein expresses hopes that they will see each other the next spring: 'And yet I hesitate to imagine that I will travel back to Zurich. My last trip had the consequence that Albert [Hans Albert, Einstein's elder son] no longer replies to my letters'.
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