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I have two objections to the draft contract by
Gauthier-Villars:[3]
(1) The paragraph labeled by me as b has to be struck, because I only want to
give him the publisher’s rights to the French translation, of course. (2) The para-
graph labeled a is incomprehensible to me.
We can perhaps settle this affair during my presence in Paris. I’m very much
looking forward to our being together, if only my beak were better polished in
French.
Kind regards from your
A. Einstein.
86. From Michael Polányi
Dahlem, Berlin, 4–6 Faraday Way, 14 March 1922
Dear Professor,
On an earlier occasion you most kindly agreed that you would intervene on
behalf of Dr. E.
Bródy.[1]
He writes me now that he has some prospect of becoming
an assistant in Pasadena (California) in Millikan’s new
institute,[2]
the theoretical
heads of which will be Epstein &
Tolman.[3]
A pertinent suggestion by Professor
Born has already gone out to Epstein. Please allow me to request you kindly write
to one of the mentioned gentlemen in America. The staff of this institute is being
assembled right now and a timely intervention could surely accommodate another
man there.
For your kind help I thank you also in my own name and send my humble
regards in great respect, yours,
M. Polanyi.
87. To Paul Ehrenfest
[Berlin,] 15 March
[1922][1]
Dear Ehrenfest,
If O[rnstein] is doing such terrible things, someone should first appeal to his
conscience and, if that bears no fruit, confront
him.[2]
I’m at your disposal to do
anything within my capacity. For inst., I am willing to write him and tell him off.
So now I’m coming to see all of you at the end of April. I really am a poor devil:
on 27 March until around 5 April I have to speak in Paris at the Collège de France
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