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March 27 1-page TLS from Wilhelm Hammer. Asks for financial sup-
port from KWIP for his research on measurement of capaci-
ties and dielectric constants by a new method utilizing
interference between undamped oscillations (glow cathode-
anode). Provenance: GyBP, I. Abt., Rep. 34, Nr. 4, Mappe
Hammer. [78 073].
1-page TLS from Franz Himstedt in Freiburg, recommend-
ing Wilhelm Hammer, enclosed with Hammer’s letter of
27 March. Provenance: GyBP, I. Abt., Rep. 34, Nr. 4,
Mappe Himstedt. [78 072].
2-page TLS from Franz Himstedt, Freiburg, requesting
financial support from KWIP for a meteorological station in
Alsace and its personnel. Provenance: GyBP, I. Abt., Rep.
34, Nr. 4, Mappe Himstedt. [78 080].
1-page DS from Bezirksgericht Zürich to Preussisches
Amtsgericht requesting that the attached Divorce Decree be
forwarded to Einstein. Provenance: SzZSa, B XII Zch.
6314.43. [81 373].
2-page ALS from Hauck. It would not diminish Hermann
Minkowski’s fame if it were recognized that it was Theodor
Fechner who, in 1846, under the pseudonym Mises, first
called time the fourth dimension of space. Provenance:
IsJHU. [43 864].
March 29 Walther Rathenau dedicates his book Der Kaiser. Eine
Betrachtung (Rathenau 1919) to Einstein: “Albert Einstein
[in] freundschaftlicher Verehrung 29. 3. 19. Rathenau.”
March 31 3-page ALS from Rudolf Seeliger, Greifswald, requesting
financial support from KWIP to purchase mercury for his
research on light emission of atoms. Provenance: GyBP,
I. Abt., Rep. 34, Nr. 10, Mappe Seeliger. [77 611].
3-page TLS from Friedrich Krüger. Requests 2,000 M from
KWIP for H. Bohlin’s stipend for research in crystal struc-
ture of metals and alloys. Provenance: GyBP, I. Abt.,
Rep. 34, Nr. 7, Mappe Krüger. [77 832].
April A “Davis” typewriter is purchased for his secretary, Ilse
Einstein, for 900 M. Provenance: GyBP, I. Abt., Rep. 1A,
1656. [77 274].
April 5 2-page ALS from Ernst Wagner, Munich, requesting
10,000 M from KWIP for new high-voltage batteries for his