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scientific nations far closer. Thereby Einstein has done an inestimable service to
mankind, leaving quite aside the high scientific value of his ingenious theory.
Dear Mr. Einstein,
The above lines originate from a letter just recently arrived from Dr. Robert W.
Lawson, who in the last 5 years, i.e., the war years, was at the Radium Institute in
Vienna and since about a year ago has settled again in his home country in Shef-
field, in the physics laboratory at the
I think this information will
please you and so I make haste to forward it to you.
With best regards and in warm admiration, yours sincerely,
183. From Richard von Mises
Dresden, 22 Liebig St., 29 November 1919
Highly esteemed Colleague,
Please do not construe it as overly immodest of me if I forward to you in the at-
tached the manuscript of a short paper. You will immediately gather its intent from
the title or from the introduction comprising a few lines; the most important novel-
ties are contained on pages
I do not know if you will deem this notice worthy of presentation before the
Academy. However, I heard that you have taken on editorship of the physical divi-
sion of the reorganized Math.
and think that you may perhaps be able to
use the ms. for it. Should it not have come far enough along yet for this, that is, if
publication of the first issue is still not a near prospect, I would then earnestly ask
you to return the ms. to me sometime so that I can dispose of it elsewhere, such as
in the Physik. Zeitschr.
Allow me to assure you of my deepest respect, yours very truly,
184. To Moritz Schlick
[Berlin,] 1 December 1919
Dear Mr. Schlick,
I think back with pleasure on the touching solicitude with which you and your
saintly Barbara fostered and nursed me during those