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I personally delivered to Mr.
Finaly[3]
the letter you had instructed me to relay
to him. I added my own thanks for the delicate manner in which he had proceeded.
My work on mechanics is appearing imminently. I shall send you a copy of the
manuscript as soon as it is
finished.[4]
My children and their
mother[5]
have not yet returned from their vacation. While
I wait, I take my meals with
Malfitano,[6]
who sends his best regards, just as does
Selma.[7]
I am completely upset about the bad work that my representatives are doing in
Genoa and would nonetheless hope that nothing too serious comes of
it.[8]
All of
this is truly tiresome.
In anticipation of better days, we have our interest in our work to console us and
also the precious support of friendships that allow us to mutually support each
other.
Your very affectionately devoted
P. Langevin.
168. From Maurice Solovine
Paris, 27 April 1922
Dear Einstein,
I was extremely pleased to learn from your letter that you arrived safely in
Berlin.[1]
Your efforts in Paris were, in fact, extraordinary. But if one takes into con-
sideration the great result you achieved, you will admit that it was worth the effort
to come here. The standing of your theories here is entirely different now from
before; and regarding personal impressions, people consider themselves very lucky
to have made your personal acquaintance. Painlevé told me last week, when I was
speaking with him about you, “I do hope that we are now friends, Einstein and
I.”[2]
Everyone wishes to see you here again.–
Now that the papers in Germany also acted decently, you can really be glad to
have been an assuaging and beneficial influence, particularly at a time when hatred
is working so disastrously and
destructively.[3]
It is also very nice of you to give me
the prospect of our spending wonderful hours together again one day.–
I mailed the letter to Rothschild from the post
office.[4]
His address is:
Baron Edmond de Rothschild
41, Faubourg Saint Honoré
Paris (8).
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