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December 20 1-page TLS to KWIP board of trustees. Upon having
received the consent of the board of directors (see entry of
8 December), requests one-time support for Erwin Freund-
lich’s expenses in the amount of 2,000 M. Provenance:
GyBP, I. Abt., Rep. 1A, Nr. 1657. [77 305].
2-page TLS from Teubner publishing house. Das Relativi-
tätsprinzip (Lorentz et al. 1920) has not yet been printed.
Teubner will inform the editor Blumenthal of the good news
that Einstein 1916f can be added to it. Provenance: IsJHU.
1-page TLS to Heinrich Mousson, director of the Depart-
ment of Education, Canton of Zurich. In response to the let-
ter of the Department of 9 December, withdraws his offer to
lecture during summer semester of 1920 because he lacks
time and has already exhausted the subject. Provenance:
SzZSa, U 110 b.2 (44). [45 356].
after December 20 Once again declines Edgar Meyer’s request whether he
would accept a professorship at the University of Zurich.
December 21 1-page TLC to Teubner publishing house. Sends his only
remaining copy of Einstein 1916f with corrections on pp. 60
and 63. Provenance: IsJHU. [41 1089].
December 24 1-page TLS from Max Planck to KWIP board of trustees.
Supports Einstein’s request of 20 December. Provenance:
GyBSa, I. HA, Rep. 92, Schmidt-Ott, C. Bd. 84, Bl. 504.
Long and humorous poem from Hedwig Born on Einstein’s
sudden rise to fame, excerpts of which are the following
stanzas: “Zu dem „Einstein bild“ man betet,/ Ob gemalt es,
ob geknetet,/ Ob gehauen, ob gegossen:/ Andacht kommt
ins Herz geflossen! … Alles, was die Erde zieret,/ Ist mit
Einsteins Kopf beschmieret,/ Bis—/ er selbst den Kopf ver-
lieret!” Provenance: IsJHU. [65 846].
December 25 “Induction and Deduction in Physics” (Vol. 7, Doc. 28) is
December 26 1-page TLS to Theodor von Wasielewski. Thanks for the
certificate of honorary doctorate (see entry of 4 December)
and for the hospitality in Rostock. Provenance: GyRoU,
MD (202)/19 , Bl. 4. [30 122].