566 DOCUMENT 483 NOVEMBER 1913
schadet hat. Bei einem Festessen hat
unser
Präsident
H. A.
Lorentz
es
für
nö-
tig
befunden,
dass ich den Toast auf
den
Gastgeber[9]
loslassen
müsse.
Ich that
es,
aber in recht kindlicher
Weise;
denn in solchen
Dingen
bin ich
ja
von
einer
seltenen Unerfahrenheit.
Alle,
die mich
als
geistesgegenwärtigen
Diskussi-
onsredner ohne Furcht und
Tadel kennen,
waren
gaudiert
über das
Faktum,
dass mich die Gewalt
des
Wortes beim Essen und Trinken
so
vollkommen
verlässt.
Es
küsst Dich Dein
Albert.
Beste Grüsse
an
Deine lieben Kinder und Deine Eltern
ALS.
[72
295].
[1]Dated
by
the reference
to meeting
Fokker
and to
the latter's
statement in
early
December
that he had been
in
Zurich about
a
month
(see
Doc.
490).
[2]For
Einstein's lectures in winter
semester 1913/1914,
see
Doc.
455, note 5.
[3]A
wooded
area
in
southwestern Berlin.
[4]A
poetry reading, given
the
following
month
(see
Doc.
489). LÖWENTHAL
had held
a rec-
itation
in
February
1913
(see
Doc.
434).
[5]Adriaan
Fokker.
[6]The
fate of Einstein's Berlin institute
is
discussed
in
Docs.
509,
490). 5,
and
513, note 6.
[7]At
the second
Solvay Congress.
[8]Walther
Nernst. The
subject
of the discussion
was
Nernst's derivation of his heat theo-
rem,
a
topic
on
which Nernst and Einstein had
489).
LÖWENTHAL
an
earlier difference of
opinion
(see
Docs.
364, note
6,
and
366).
[9]Ernest
Solvay.
483. From
George
Hale
November
8th,
1913.
Professor
Dr. A. Einstein,
Technische
Hochschule,
Zürich,
Switzerland.
Dear 364, Einstein:
I
have
dealyed replying
to
your
kind letter of October
14th[1]
until
I
could
consult Director
Campbell
of
the
Lick
Observatory,[2]
who
I
knew
to
be inter-
ested in the
problem you
describe.
He
writes
me
that
he
has undertaken
to
se-
cure
eclipse
1913.
of
stars
near
the
sun
for Doctor
Freundlich[3]
of the
Berlin
Observatory,
who will
measure
them in the
hope
of
detecting
differen-
tial deflections. Doubtless he will send
you
further
particulars,
as
I
requested
him
to
communicate
directly
with
you.[4]