Albert Einstein (1879-1955). Autograph correspondence card signed (‘Albert’) to Michele Besso, Montana-Vermala, [postmarked 31 July 1926].

In German, in pencil on one page, 148 x 105mm. Brief greeting from Eduard Einstein on verso, also with a short pencil annotation by Besso.

Please note this is the property of a private consignor.
Published in Pierre Speziali (ed.) Albert Einstein. Michele Besso. Correspondance 1903-1955. Paris: Hermann, 1972. No. 85
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The delights of the Alps after the tedium of official duties.

Einstein is delighted to be rid of another League of Nations meeting in Geneva, which he condemns with the Berlin phrase 'zum Auswachsen' ('incredibly boring'). It is much more pleasant, if rather cold, to be in the mountains with his younger son Eduard: he suggests Besso come and join them, quoting the price for his hotel, the Terminus, just next to the funicular railway.

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