V O L U M E 8 , D O C U M E N T 5 5 7 a 1 0 1
reasonably priced private lodging is available. If you like, I can easily make some
inquiries about something from here. It is very generous of you to contemplate vis-
iting me on this occasion; thank you for the
It is out of the question, of
course. I saw far too well in the last few years, last summer as
how reluc-
tantly you do so, for me to be able to accept it.
I hope that you are feeling well and remain with kd. regards,
Vol. 8, 557a. From Mileva Einstein-Maric;
[Zurich, after 4 June
Dear Albert,
I received the report from the local Swiss Bank Association about the arrival of
the securities you
The deduction of the interest income from the sum you
are sending is a bit involved, since the coupons become due at different times;
would you agree to the following mode of action, which in my opinion is the sim-
plest: You send 2,000 francs quarterly, as you have been doing up to
bank takes charge of the collection of the coupons and enters all deposits in a sav-
ings booklet; at the end of the year it provides me with a written account of all that
has been deposited, which I send to you so that you can subtract the total interest
accumulated in the course of the year from your January remittance; thus on 1 Jan-
uary you would send me 2,000 francs less the interest of the previous year.– Do you
agree with this? I find that it would be the simplest this way; Mr.
finds this the best way. Please write me about this.
The children were very disappointed that you aren’t coming; it’s a great pity, as
well; this one time they could still have had you for themselves, and now nothing
is to come of
But one request you’ll surely not refuse me. Don’t promise them
anything before you are certain that you can fulfill it as well; why always disap-
point them, why always tantalize them with something that they then can’t have af-
ter all? If you cannot find any other way, they should become used to thinking that
they have nothing to expect from you and nothing to hope for; if they then get the
pleasure of a visit, it would be a gift to them; this way, with the many cancellations,
naturally a bitter feeling develops, from which the children really ought to be
spared. I’m enclosing a letter from
he always thinks of you with great af-
fection and asked me, yesterday even, why you don’t work in the physics building,
which is located so conveniently close to
Albert is sending his letter separate-
ly, because he can’t write
and I want to send the letter off. Tete is an ex-
tremely gifted child; his favorite subject for now is geography; he knows more in
this field than the lot of us, and his greatest joy is a fine atlas; aside from that, he is
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