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9. To Hermann Anschütz-Kaempfe[1]
[Berlin,] 9 January 1922
Dear Mr. Anschütz,
So you really meant seriously to what you alluded, as I see from a message by
my
children.[2]
I regard this more as a gift, not as anything merited by me and feel
obliged to tell you explicitly that I view that statement by you as the expression of
a fleeting emotion but not as an agreement, especially considering that the times
are boding even more ill economically. I welcome the conversion to water filling,
as no significant solid residue accumulates from the electrolysis. If only we suc-
ceed in making the electrodes sufficiently
resistant.[3]
Wouldn’t an isolating layer
with large capacity come into consideration for them?
I am curious about Mr. Schuler’s results. Even if nothing is likely to come of it,
a positive result would be hugely interesting; so an attempt very certainly does
seem justified. About the how, I and Dr. Schuler are in
agreement.[4]
The light
experiment is finished now, with a securely negative result. The undulatory theory
is therefore certainly refuted in the very area of
optics.[5]
Do tell Mr. Sommerfeld
about it, who had been expecting the opposite result full of
conviction.[6]
It is a noble deed of yours to create the vacation
asylum.[7]
We shall see that we
visit you there during the summer, if only for a short while. Albert has to cram for
his finals during the summer
vacation.[8]
With best wishes to both of you for the year 1922 from me and my wife and with
cordial greetings, I am yours,
A. Einstein.
10. To Friedrich Vieweg & Sohn
[Berlin,] 9 January 1922
Dear Sir,
By the same post, registered, I send you the manuscript of my Princeton lectures
with the request that it be printed as soon as
possible.[1]
Because no individual
headings could be attached so as not to interfere with the style of a lecture, I have
a few additions to make in the form of marginalia to facilitate orientation. For this
reason I ask you please to leave room for these marginalia not only on the correc-
tion proofs but also in the booklet itself. Furthermore, please send me a number of
copies of the correction proofs so that I can give them to the
translators.[2]
Publi-
cation of this booklet in Germany can only take place after the issuance in America,
of course. Consequently, I request that you await my instructions in this regard.
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