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Vol. 9, 145a. To Elsa Einstein
Stendal, [19 October 1919]
Dear Else,
We’re already stuck here in
because the locomotive has taken sick.
How will things continue? As I opened the tin box, I thought gratefully of the two
industrious ladies, who have provided for me so
All went
About half past 10 o’clock I will arrive in Utrecht, where
I (unfortunately!) have to spend the night. Tomorrow morning it’s onwards to
Warm greetings, yours,
Vol. 9, 145b. To Elsa Einstein
[Leyden,] Monday. [20 October 1919]
Dear Else,
This morning attended Lorentz’s
Then he was here and ate with us; a
great, fine fellow! I’ve become very friendly with Ehrenfest’s
Sweet lit-
tle company. In the evening, went on a walk with Ehrenfest in the dark over open
fields along a large canal, starry skies. Wonderful companionship! Otherwise few
people. Your letter is being taken to heart.
Fond greetings, yours,
Greetings to the children, parents, and Mrs.
Vol. 9, 145c. To Elsa Einstein
[Leyden,] Tuesday. [21 October 1919]
Dear Else,
Today was a quiet day. I chatted and played music with
nothing important. The weather is splendid and the area here is still in magnificent
autumnal dress. My condition is excellent, considering that both Ehrenfests keep a
strict watch over
This evening, with some trouble, I got some forbidden—
and thus that much more wonderful—tea in a
What are all of you up to
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