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Translator’s note: Original written in English.
119. From Paul M. Warburg
New York, 12 April 1921
Dear Professor,
I received a letter from Professor Hibben of Princeton[1] in which he asks
whether it would be all right with you that your lectures be stenographically
recorded and then published in a volume of Princeton University Press. Mr. Hibben
believes that one may expect important sales of this book and would reserve for you
a royalty of 15% for all volumes sold.
May I ask you to let me know whether the above proposal agrees with you?
With cordial regards and in pleasant anticipation of seeing you again soon, I
remain ever yours,
Paul Warburg.
120. To Carl Beck
New York City, 15 April 1921
Dear Dr. Beck,
Thank you very much for your letter of the 11th inst.[1] I will be in Chicago from
May the 2nd until May the 6th. I believe that arrangements are being made for a
series of lectures to be delivered by me at the University of Chicago.[2] Quite inde-
pendently thereof, of course, I will work there in connection with my mission,
according to the program which is being drawn up by the Hebrew University
Committee[3] of which I am very glad to learn that you are a member. I will be very
glad also to meet my fellow scientists of Chicago, and will feel very grateful if
something is arranged in that direction in accordance with your kind suggestion;[4]
provided, of course, that these arrangements do not interfere with those made with
regard to my lectures at the university, or with the program of my activities in Chi-
cago in the interests of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, which is, as you know,
the main reason of my coming to this country at this time.
With regard to the language, I am afraid that I could not speak any English, either
American or not. I will have to speak in German just as I do in my lectures in New
York and in Princeton.[5]
Thanking you sincerely for your kind attention, I am yours very truly,
Albert Einstein.
Translator’s note: Original written in English.
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