Albert Einstein (1879-1955).

Autograph correspondence card signed ('Albert') to his brother-in-law, Paul Winteler, Berlin, 23 December [1919].

In German, one page, 140 x 89mm.

Paul Winteler (1882-1952) – Besso family.
Unpublished: not in The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein (Princeton University Press).
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Caring for his terminally-ill mother in Berlin, and money-troubles in Switzerland.

The struggle to find proper accommodation for Pauline Einstein has concluded successfully: 'We have the room for Mama for sure, so that I do not have to evacuate my study. It was a hard slog. We hope we have now overcome all the difficulties'. He sends greetings to Maja, and wonders if they plan to visit in Berlin. The principal subject of the card is to ask his brother-in-law to send some funds [from an investment in the Schweizerische Auer-Aktien Gesellschaft, which Paul managed] to the Zurich Kantonalbank as soon as possible, as he urgently needs it for his family [his first wife, Mileva, and their children Hans Albert and Eduard]. He is worried that Paul did not receive his previous letter on this subject (of 10 November, see preceding lot).

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