DOCUMENT 500 JANUARY 1914 589
gen
nicht
zugänglich,
Planck auch
nicht,
eher
Sommerfeld.[13]
Der
freie,
un-
befangene
Blick ist dem
(erwachsenen)
Deutschen
überhaupt
nicht
eigen
(Scheuleder!).[14]
Ich lerne
englisch
(bei Wohlwend),
langsam
aber
gründ-
lich.[15]
Herzliche
Grüsse,
auch
an
Vero
und Anna
von
Deinem
Albert.
[.
.
.][16]
ALS (SzGB).
Einstein/Besso
1972, 9
(E. 7). [7
261].
[1]Dated
by
the reference
to
Abraham's
paper,
which
was
published
1
January.
[2]Probably the sheaf of calculations
on
which Besso and Einstein had worked the
previous
summer
(Vol. 4,
Doc.
14).
See also
Vol.
4,
the editorial
note,
"The Einstein-Besso
Manuscript
on
the Motion of the Perihelion of
Mercury."
[3]The
proof
was
published
in Einstein 1914c
(Vol. 4,
Doc.
24)
and Einstein 1914e
(Vol. 4,
Doc.
25).
[4]Einstein's election
to
the Prussian
Academy
of Sciences in Berlin had been confirmed
in
mid-November
(see
Doc.
485)
and
accepted
on
7
December
(see
Doc.
493).
An
announcement
of
his
election
and
the
royal
confirmation
appeared
in the
first
days
of
1914 (see Vossische
Zei-
tung
[2
January 1914],
no.
2,
2. Beilage,
p. [2]).
[5]Rosa Bandi-Winteler;
see
the
following
document where
plans
for
opening
a
boarding-
house
are
mentioned.
[6]See
Doc. 491.
[7]See
Stark
1913
for the first
publication
of
the
Stark effect.
[8]Görz,
Austria
(now Gorizia, Italy)
where Besso
was
working
for textile and insurance
firms (see Vol.
1,
Biography,
p.
379).
[9]Max
Abraham.
[10]Abraham
1914a.
[11]H.
A. Lorentz,
whom Einstein intended
to
visit
en
route to
Berlin
(see
Docs.
512 and
513).
[12]paul
Langevin
had
published
a
review of
special relativity
two
years
earlier in the
jour-
nal Scientia
(see Langevin, P.
1911).
[13]Max
von
Laue;
Max
Planck;
Arnold Sommerfeld. See Doc.
407, note
3,
for
more on
Laue's
objections;
Planck's
disapproval
is
also mentioned in Doc. 495.
[14]Swiss German for
"Scheuklappe."
[15]Hans
Wohlwend resided
at
Bahnhofstrasse
56 in
Zurich
(see
Einwohnerkontrolle,
SzZ-Ar).
Later Wohlwend recalled that "we tried
to
pronounce
such wonderful
sentences
as:
'there
is
a
mill
on
the hill' with
a
finely
rounded 'I'
at
the end"
(see
Hans Wohlwend
to
Ein-
stein, 19
May 1946).
[16]A postscript
by
Mileva Einstein-Marid
is
omitted.
500.
To Rosa Bandi-Winteler
[Zurich,
7 January 1914]
Liebe Rosa!
Ich schrieb soeben
an
Freund
Ehrat,[1]
er
solle Sie
gleich
besuchen. Sie be-
kommen
von
ihm eine Karte. Er solle in Winterthur bei Ihnen
Wohnung
neh-
men;
dann würden Sie
versuchen,
dort eine kleine Pension
anzufangen.
Ich
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