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[1]Einstein was vacationing with his sons in the seaside resort of Wustrow on the Fischland, ca. 37
kilometers northeast of Rostock on the Baltic Sea.
[2]Reta Anschütz-Kaempfe-Stöve (1897–1961).
[3]Owned by Franz Niemann (see Schulz and Schwarz 1995, p. 18), possibly a relative of Friede
Niemann-Konow, with whom Einstein had resided in nearby Ahrenshoop in 1918 (see Einstein to
Max Born, 24 June 1918 [Vol. 8, Doc. 570]).
190. From Morris R. Cohen
New York, July 22/21
Dear Prof. Einstein:
Through the courtesy of Mr. Perleberg I have just received the two gifts which
you and your wife were so kind to send us. Mrs.
is away in the country
but I am sure she will be as pleased and grateful as I am to be so sweetly remem-
bered by you. Perhaps you can form a better idea of how thankful I am by reading
the enclosed letter which I wrote a few days after you left New
It came
back to me some time ago and I was wondering where to address you when good
fortune brought Mr. Perleberg.
I had been hoping to send you some portions of my book on the logic of mathe-
matical physics. But the American Association of Law Schools has put me on an
editorial committee to prepare books in Legal Philosophy (Rechtsphilosophie) and
this will keep me busy for some time. However, I am not altogether out of touch
with physical philosophy. A popular review of eleven books on relativity, which I
am sending you under separate cover, may contain some remarks of interest to
Have you read Prof. Whitehead’s two recent
There is some talk of
having him come over to America next winter to lecture. You might meet him at
Columbia if you decide to
With gratitude and heartiest best wishes to you and Mrs. Einstein, Faithfully
Morris R. Cohen
ALS. [32 447].
[1]Mary Cohen-Ryshpan.
[2]Doc. 144.
[3]Cohen 1921b is a review of the English edition of Einstein 1917a (Vol. 6, Doc. 42), as well as
of Alexander 1920, Carr 1920, Eddington 1920, Freundlich 1920, Harrow 1920, Lorentz 1920,
Schlick 1920, Slosson 1920, and Whitehead 1919 and 1920.
[4]Whitehead 1919, 1920. Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1955) was Professor of Applied Math-
ematics at Imperial College and Dean of the Faculty of Science of the University of London. Einstein
and Whitehead had met on 13 June at Lord Haldane’s house during Einstein’s visit in England (see
13 June 1921 in Calendar and Desmet 2008).
[5]For Einstein’s invitation to Columbia University, see Doc. 138.
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