Lot 169: TLS in German, signed "A. Einstein," one page, 6.5 x 6.75, personal letterhead, July 4, 1935. Letter to Sarah F. Brandes of the Bralans Lecture Bureau, in full (translated): "Since I live over the summer pretty far from the Saybrook station, it would probably be more beneficial if you could explain to me your plan in writing. You can be sure of my punctual reply to your letter." Attractively matted and framed with a wonderful portrait of the theoretical physicist to an overall size of 25.5 x 17.25. In fine condition, with a few trivial spots of foxing. Accompanied by a carbon copy of the letter to which he is replying, in full: "You will perhaps be good enough to remember me in connection with my activities in regard to the present German situation both in cooperation with Professor Franz Boas and in arranging lectures for Professor Goldschmidt, Heinz Liepmann, and Prince Loewenstein. At this time I have a proposal to make to you whereby you will receive a considerable sum of money to use in any way you see fit in alleviating the conditions of the German refugees. I will greatly appreciate your permitting me to call on you to discuss this matter." After leaving Germany himself before the start of the war, Einstein became a tremendous advocate for Jews seeking to escape Hitler's reach and find asylum elsewhere—credited with saving hundreds of lives, he even joked that he ran an 'immigration office.' Oversized.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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