SUPPLEMENT TO THE
EDITORIAL METHOD IN
PREVIOUS VOLUMES
SELECTION
One
published writing (Doc. 414)
is included in this volume of
correspon-
dence. It
is
a
statement
made
by
Einstein in
a
newspaper
interview
on
his
rea-
sons
for
leaving
the German
University
of
Prague
and
is
best
understood
in
the immediate
context
of
contemporary correspondence.
Routine administrative
notes
and circular letters with
a
general
bureaucrat-
ic content
initiated
or
received
by Einstein,
as
well
as
his
postscripts
to
letters
by
others that
serve
merely
to
extend
greetings
and have
no
independent
char-
acter,
are
calendared and
not
presented
as
texts.
ESTABLISHMENT OF TEXTS
Most of the
original
texts
for
Volume
1
were
located
in
Switzerland and
Israel,
making
it
possible
for the
editors
to implement
a
policy
of
perfecting
all
transcriptions against
the
originals.
In
this and in future
volumes,
while
we
still aim
to meet
this
high
standard,
we
are
on
occasion forced
to
resort to
the
use
of
good copies.
PRESENTATION
Documents that have
come
to
the attention of
the
editors after
the
publication
of the
Correspondence
volume in which
they
should
have
appeared
are
pre-
sented
at
the front of
a
subsequent
Correspondence
volume.
An
Alphabetical
List of
Texts is
presented
in the back
matter.
References
to texts
in the
Writings
series
are
placed chronologically
in
the
Calendar/Chronology
in the back
matter
of the
Correspondence
series rather
than
interspersed
in the
chronological
flow
of
texts.
Where it has
not proved possible to
redraw
adequately an
original
drawing
accompanying
a
text,
it has been scanned
in.
In this
case we
have used
foot-
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