Lot 225: ANS in German, signed "Albert," penned at the conclusion of a longer letter in French by his cousin Alice, written from Princeton to their cousins Alfred and Robert Koch in Geneva, one page on an airmail sheet, 7.25 x 12, March 10, 1948. Alice's letter reads, in part (translated): "Received your [March] 5 letters at your house, good health, it is the main thing—Certainly hope that Yasha recovers…Am at the Einstein's house for a few days, and as always feel as in a 'castle.' Every one is very kind to me. Albert is fine, fortunately; celebrating his 69th birthday Sunday."Einstein's note penned at the conclusion reads (translated): "Cordial Greetings from your Albert." Addressed on the reverse to their cousins in Alice's hand. Intersecting folds, water spots affecting a couple words at the top of Alice's letter, and show-through from airmail markings on the reverse, otherwise fine condition. Einstein grew up alongside his cousins in Munich until he was fifteen years old when his family moved to Italy. He often recalled fond memories of their childhood days and enjoyed visiting with them throughout the rest of his life.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 462
Wednesday, 14th October 2015
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