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back here.
is a true joy, he cheers me up after the sadness and the exer-
tions. But it really is a great relief that Mama at least has the right kind of nursing
and good care. I’m not considering taking her along
I enjoy your many
and good reports. I hope you all continue to feel well when I come back. Let’s go
on a small outing then as well, particularly since I canceled my trip with Albert. He
gets more out of me in Zurich. When he wants to go out, he prefers to do so with
his own age
Greetings & a kiss from your
Best regards to the children, parents, & Mrs.
Vol. 9, 72d. To Elsa Einstein
[Lucerne,] Thursday. [17 July 1919]
Dear Else,
Things are going quite tolerably again for Mama and she feels relatively well in
the neutral
Today I’m traveling back to Zurich, because the lecture-filled
half of the week is beginning
Camping in the lioness’s den is proving very
worthwhile. And there’s no fear of any incident
Around the 5th of
August I shall leave Switzerland to return home to you via
and com-
pletely safe and sound at that, if things continue as they have been going. The day
after tomorrow there is a Gottfried Keller festivity at the university, which I’m also
One lecture will thus be canceled, but I’ll manage to finish off, anyway.
What do you say to my letter-writing diligence? One shouldn’t praise a trip be-
fore it’s over, but I really am quite proud of myself.
Greetings & a kiss from your
I’m looking forward to Margot’s new
Vol. 9, 72e. To Elsa Einstein
[Zurich,] Saturday. [19 July 1919]
Dear Else,
Today was the Keller festivity and much bustling
But now I’m going
home to have a rest. Habicht from Schaffhausen was also
Now I have 4
Then I’ll go to
and then soon afterward home again to
you. I’m very eager to be back with you and in our quiet sanctum. Grossmann ap-
proached me again about
But that has time until the spring. Make in-
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