Lot 392: German chemist (1879–1968) who won the 1944 Nobel Prize for the discovery of nuclear fission. ALS in German, signed "Dein Otto," one page both sides, 8.5 x 11, Hotel Posta letterhead, no date, but postmarked March 18, 1936. Final page of a longer untranslated letter to his wife Edith, informing her that a ballot for March 29 has just arrived, and that he will return on time. He also tries to arrange an appointment with the Nobel Prize winner Richard Willstätter in Munich. A note written in his brother Heinrich's hand has been added beneath the conclusion of Hahn's letter, mentioning Lise Meitner. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Hahn's hand, and signed vertically along the left edge as part of the return address.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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