14
DOCUMENT
9
OCTOBER 1895
Notes
to Doc. 8,
continued
original,
where
apparently
the
subject
head-
ings
were arranged
on
a
single
horizontal
line,
with the
grades or
comments
standing directly
beneath the
corresponding headings.
A
copy
of
these extracts
was presented
to
the
Einstein
Archive
in
1972
by
the
Erziehungsdeparte-
ment
of the Canton of
Aargau.
The
original,
then
in
either SzAK
or SzASa, is no longer
available.
[1]
As
a pupil entering
the school
in
the third
year,
Einstein
presumably
took
a
special
en-
trance
examination,
administered
on or
about
26
October,
when he enrolled in
the
school
(see
Doc.
10).
[2] The record of another
pupil
is
omitted.
[3] At this
time,
1
was
the
highest
and
6
the
lowest
grade
for
courses
and
for all
examina-
tions
except
the
secondary-school leaving
examination
(Maturitätsprüfung),
for
which
1
was
the lowest and
6
the
highest grade.
At the
beginning
of the school
year 1896-1897,
the
latter
system
of
grading
was
adopted
for all
courses
and examinations
(see printed an-
nouncement
of
May 1896, SzASa, Erziehungs-
department 1896, Mappe
Ks.
11,
between
nos.
1815
and
1816).
[4]
The abbreviations "Gs" and "Nat. Gs"
were typed
on
the
copy
of the document
in
the
Einstein
Archive to indicate the
subjects
of the last
two
grades.
[5] In the
original, two
ditto marks
are
lo-
cated under the notation
"prov.
aufg.,"
which
is
written
as a
comment
on
the
first
pupil's
candidacy
(see
note
2).
9.
Gustav
Maier
to
Jost
Winteler
Zürich
V,
den
26
October
1895.
Mittelstr.
12.
Verehrter Freund!
[...]
Wichtig
ist mir
aber,
daß
Robert Koch
unter
Ihrer
direktesten Aufsicht
sei.[1]
Besteht
hierbei der
geringste
Unterschied
gegen
das
Zimmer
bei
Ihrem
Nachbar, d.h. ist
Ihre Controlle dadurch
irgendwie geringer, so
würde
ich
freundlich
bitten,
zu
tauschen und Albert
Einstein,
der
viel reifer
ist,
als
sein
Vetter und daher der Aufsicht
weniger
bedarf,[2]
wird
gewiß
diesem zulieb
gerne
das kleine
Opfer bringen,
wenn
ich
ihn freundlich darum
ersuche.[3]
[...]
GustMaier.
ALS
(Sz,
Wint. Korr.
298).
[1] Einstein's
cousin,
Robert Koch
(1879-?),
entered the
Aargau
Kantonsschule
at
the
same
time
as
Einstein.
MAIER
attempted
to
arrange
accommodations for both
boys
with the
Winteler
family,
which
frequently
boarded
pupils.
[2]
Although
they
were
the
same age,
Ein-
stein entered
the
Gewerbeschule
as a
third-
year pupil, while
Robert Koch entered the
Gymnasium
as
a
second-year
pupil.
[3] This
sacrifice
proved unnecessary.
Ein-
stein boarded with the Wintelers
throughout
his
stay
in
Aarau.
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