DOCUMENT
3
1903
7
ALS
(Sz,
Archiv der
Einstein-Gesellschaft).
[71
632].
[1]Dated
by
the references
to
Einstein's
landlady
and
to
Hermann Einstein's last illness.
[2]Wohlwend
(1878-1962)
was a
friend from the
Aargau
Kantonsschule
and
from the
period
when Einstein
taught in
Winterthur
(see
Einstein
to
Mileva
Marie,
9
May 1901
[Vol.
1,
Doc.
106]).
[3]Bertha
Hausmann-Louis
(1854-1933),
a
widowed
language
teacher
(see
Adressbuch
Bern
1902).
Einstein
was
registered
at
her
house,
Archivstrasse
8,
from
14
August 1902
until
shortly
after his
marriage
in
January
1903 (see
Schriften-Kontrolle für Kantonsfremde
Aufenthalter
1899-1902,
SzBe-Ar
E
2.21.1.113, "E,"
no. 101).
Wohlwend also
played
the vi-
olin
(see Inspector's Report,
ca.
31
March
1896
[Vol. 1,
Doc.
17]).
[4]Hermann
Einstein died
of
a
cardiac disorder
on
10
October after
a
brief illness
(see
Vol.
1,
"Albert
Einstein-Beitrag
für sein
Lebensbild,"
p. lv).
[5]The
Swiss Patent
Office.
[6]The
friend
is
probably
either
Maurice
Solovine
or
Conrad Habicht
(1876-1958),
a
stu-
dent
at
the
University
of Bern
(see
Vol.
1,
Biography, p.
382)
and brother of Paul
Habicht.
Habicht
joined
Einstein's and
Solovine's
informal discussion
group,
the
Olympia Academy,
some
weeks after Easter
1902 (see
Solovine
1956,
p.
vii).
There
is
a
pencil
notation
in
an un-
known hand
on
the
verso
of this letter:
"Populäre Vorlesungen
von
E.
Mach,"
which refers
to
Mach 1896. Cf. the
statement in
Solovine 1956
(p.
viii)
that Mach 1886 and Mach 1897
were
read about this time
in
the
discussion
group.
[7]This
view
may
be contrasted with his wife's
statement
about
a
half
year
later that Einstein
"has
8
hours
a day
of
very boring
work.
We
have
secretly
decided
to
look around
for
another
position-whether
that
be
a
teaching position
or one
with
more
relevance
to
his field of
exper-
tise-,
one
which
gives
him
more
satisfaction and
in
which he
is
more
interested"
("hat täglich
8
Stunden sehr
langweilige
Arbeit. Wir haben
nun
ganz
im
Geheimen beschlossen
uns
nach
einer andern Stelle
umzusehen,
sei
es
nach einer Lehrstelle oder
sonst
einer
Stelle
wo
er
Arbeit
hätte,
die mehr
in
sein Fach
einschlüge
und
er
mehr Freude und Interesse daran
hätte").
See
Mileva Einstein-Marid
to
Helene
Savic,
ca.
20
March
1903,
Milan
Popovid, Belgrade.
[8]Einstein
was
earning
3500 Swiss francs
(see
Swiss
Department
of Justice
to
Einstein,
19
June
1902
[Vol.
1,
Doc.
141]).
[9]The mother,
Lina
Wohlwend-Rupp
(1855-1910),
and "N
2,"
Wohlwend's sister Clara
(1880-1958),
both had earlier
accompanied
Einstein
on
the
piano.
For his musical
meetings
with the Wohlwend
family,
see
Einstein
to
Mileva
Marid, 7
July
1901
(Vol.
1,
Doc.
114).
The
little brother
was
Max
(1888-1944),
the other
brother,
Karl
(1881-1944).
3. Dedication,
Einstein
as
Member
of
the
Olympia Academy
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