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Rome, visited
us.[3]
Unfortunately, I now have to leave town for a few
weeks;[4]
but
then please do come and see me once on a Sunday after letting me know in advance
by teleph., so that we can renew our old camaraderie.
With best regards to you and your wife, yours.
Do you still remember that wonderfully pretty little dynamo-engine you
made for me back then?
165. To Otto Soehring[1]
Berlin, 24 April 1922
Highly esteemed Legation Counselor,
I thank you very much for the information you kindly gave me on repeated occa-
sions. In October I have to travel to Japan and China and intend to return roughly
over the course of
February.[2]
If this date seems suitable to my Spanish colleagues,
I very certainly would be able to give the desired lectures somewhere around that
time.[3]
I am not going to be able to go to the Dutch Indies at the time of the solar eclipse
because, after repeated urgings, I agreed to speak before the Scientists’ Convention
in Leipzig, which I cannot cancel without exciting some
irritation.[4]
With utmost respect, sincerely yours,
A. Einstein.
166. From Paul Block
Paris, 3 de Ponthieu Street, 24 April 1922
Esteemed Professor,
Sincere thanks for your letter. Your message to our German countrymen in Paris
has been
delivered.[1]
The ambassador, a very intelligent and highminded
man,[2]
was earnestly disappointed that you did not come and see him. Tickets to your first
lecture were made available to the German embassy by Sir
Barclay,[3]
not by the
Collège de France—that was somewhat bitter and the gentlemen deemed it more
tactful not to impose
themselves.[4]
But that is past now. I already expressed words
of thanks to the Collège de France in the article “The Hidden Einstein” [Der ver-
borgene Einstein], which you may have read (B[erliner] T[ageblatt], 12 April,
morning
edition).[5]
More I cannot do without mentioning at the same time that not
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