D O C U M E N T S 7 , 8 J A N U A R Y 1 9 2 2 2 7
7. From Hedwig Born
[Göttingen,] 7 January 1922
Dear Mr. Einstein,
First of all, heartfelt thanks to you and your wife for the New Year’s greeting to
us that exuded such friendly
warmth![1]
May all your wishes be multiply fulfilled.–
I hurried over to Hilbert with your
postcard[2]
from today, who at first hardly
wanted to believe that you were really coming and then was enormously
pleased.[3]
He asks me to write you to definitely be here on his birthday, Monday the 23rd, and
to appear among the large circle of guests in the evening. The talk could then take
place on Tuesday, at a time to be determined by you. I hope you won’t just flash by
so meteorically but will be our guest for a couple of days. You should see how
“nourishing” living here is and should get all kinds of light things to eat. If your
wife feels like coming along, she is cordially invited and heartily welcome. Max is
visiting Blaschke today and tomorrow, who is unfortunately feeling very
unwell.[4]
Perhaps you will also delight him with another visit? It just should not look too
improvised. Warm regards to you and yours, from your
Hedi Born
8. From Paul Ehrenfest
On the homeward trip Christiania–Copenhagen. 8 January 1922
Dear Einstein,
I took (together with Tanichka and van
Aardenne)[1]
a magnificent trip: Christi-
ania (where the Goldschmidts had much to tell me about
you)[2]
and then into the
mountain snow—Tofte
(Gudbrandsdalen)[3]
—on my way back now, unfortunately
a little over-hastily.–
It is easily possible that in the coming months I will be needing your very strong
personal support (not in the material sense but purely in moral respects).
= : =
In connection with a circular invitation that various physicists have now received
about collaborating on a publication in honor of Lenard, I would like to ask you
please to let me know immediately at Bohr’s address whether you also have been
invited to do
so.[4]
Warm regards to you and all your family, yours,
P. Ehrenfest
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