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(Hence, if we assume the existence of a gravitational shift, we arrive at conclu-
sions that are in contradiction to experience so
On the other hand, it seems
to be possible to explain consistently the whole available observational data con-
cerning the displacements of Fraunhofer lines, if one assumes that there is no
gravitational shift.
But I still do hope that you will find a solution to the problem that retains the
magnificent General Theory of
Most cordial regards to you, as well as to our colleague Ehrenfest and his es-
teemed wife, also in the name of my
You will, I hope, do us the great
favor of coming again, as last year on 28
to visit us and make music?
For the sake of convenience, I note down here the days of this month of which we
have not yet otherwise availed ourselves and on which you would consequently be
most welcome: 11, 15, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28 , 30, 31.
If there is any desire for discussion, I shall be glad to come to Leyden sometime
as well.
Yours sincerely,
W. H. Julius.
Recipient’s note: “Solar sp[ots] perceived [with] indiff. light.”
9. To Elsa Einstein
[Leyden,] Sunday. [9 May 1920]
Dear Else,
This time even Ehrenfest says I’m somewhat shabby, à la Berlin; for the festive
dress coat is a bit
We’re very merry here, even without the violin.
I’m curious what the further developments with it will be. You’ll carry it through,
My appointment is encountering difficulties, thanks to my ticklish polit.
renown. But it’s sure to
The peace here is wonderful, likewise the conver-
sations with Ehrenfest and the games with his
Ehrenfest plays magnif-
icent things by Bach for me. Yesterday I was with Kamerlingh-Onnes at the
institute and heard a nice talk by him; saw interesting
And the ci-
gars!! In this respect it’s good that you’re not here. It’s raining hard and is cold.
There too? The children
aren’t letting me write anymore. It’s rollicking fun.
Warm regards to all of you, yours,
How was the wedding? I was lucky.
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