DOCUMENT 14 OCTOBER 1903 23
ziemlich sicher
zu
sein,
daß der mir
günstig gesinnte
Oberlin
Adjunkt wird.[7]
Luigi
ist
in
nächster Zeit
in
Hechingen.[8]
Will
sehen, ob
er
noch nach Bern
kommt.
Komme bald und
sei
gebusselt
vom
Jonzl.[9]
Herzliche Grüße
an
alle.
ALS
(CLE).
[76
360].
[1]Dated
by
the reference
to
the duration of Einstein-Marie's absence
(see
the
preceding
document).
[2]Marid's
and
Einstein's
daughter
had been
born
ca.
January
1902, a
year
before their
mar-
riage (see
Einstein
to
Mileva
Marie,
4
February 1902
[Vol.
1,
Doc.
134]).
[3]A
son,
Hans Albert,
was
born
14
May 1904.
[4]Registering
the child
may
indicate the
parents'
intention of
giving
it
up.
Perhaps they
considered Lieserl's
illegitimacy
a
threat
to
Einstein's
provisional
appointment
at
the Swiss
Patent Office
(see
Swiss
Department
of
Justice
to Einstein,
19
June
1902
[Vol.
1,
Doc.
141]).
Half
a
year
earlier Einstein-Maric had
inquired
about
teaching positions
for her husband
and herself
in
Belgrade, perhaps
with the
thought
of
raising
the child themselves
(see
Mileva
Einstein-Maric
to
Helene
Savid,
ca.
20
March
1903,
Milan
Popovic, Belgrade).
[5]Friedrich
Haller
(1844-1936)
was
Director
of the Swiss Patent
Office
(see
Vol.
1,
Biog-
raphy, pp. 382-383).
[6]Einstein
was
probably providing
financial
support to
Pauline Einstein
in
order
to
enable
her
to liquidate
debts inherited from her late
husband's business failures
(see
Einstein
to
Mi-
leva
Marid,
23
March
1901
[Vol. 1,
Doc.
93], note
15).
[7]Hermann
Oberlin
(1857-1928),
Technical
Expert
first
class,
was
appointed deputy
ad-
ministrator for technical affairs
("Technischer Adjunkt")
in
the Swiss Patent
Office
on
2 Oc-
tober
1903
(see
Schweizerisches
Bundesblatt
55,
no.
40
[7
October
1903], p.
218).
[8]Luigi
Ansbacher
(1878-1956)
was a son
of close friends of
the
Einstein
family
in
Milan.
He left
Hechingen
on
19 September (see
Pauline Einstein
to
Paul
Winteler, 20
September 1903,
MBU,
Special
Collections).
[9]A
variant of
an
Einstein nickname
(see
the
preceding
document).
14. To
Conrad Habicht
[Bern,
3
October
1903]
Lieber
C.
Kommen Sie doch nächstens
an
einem
Sonntag
nach
Bern,
damit wir alles
Nötige fertig
machen und
besprechen.[1]
Es
geht
nicht
gut
schriftlich.
Freundliche Grüße
an
den
Erfinderischen.[2]
Ihr
A. E.
AKS
(Walter Habicht, Rodersdorf, Switzerland).
[12
432].
The
verso
is
addressed "Herrn
Dr.
Conr.
Habicht Mathematiker
Schaffhausen.," and
postmarked
"Bern Fil. Kornhaus 3.X.03.-3."
[1]After
receiving
his doctorate
from the
University
of
Bern
on
23 July 1903 (see
Diplom-
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