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121. Resolution Granting the Freedom of the City of
New York
[New York, 16 April 1921]
[See the documentary edition for the original English.]
122. To Judah L. Magnes[1]
New York, 18 April 1921
My dear Sir,
Please excuse the delay in answering your letter of the tenth inst. Thank you very
much for your kind offer to organize a gathering of intellectuals interested in the
This would have been a pleasure for me in any case, but my time is
now so much taken that I must be exceedingly sparing with my time in making
If, however, you think that such a gathering as you suggest will not only be an
exchange of views, but will also contribute to the success of my mission to secure
the support for the Jerusalem University—then I shall be glad to come to such a
gathering. It is essential, of course, from the above point of view that the gathering
shall include as many influential people as possible. If any of your friends, outside
the intellectual circle, but of possible use for the university, are interested, I will be
glad if those too are invited.
With regard to the date I wonder if Saturday Sunday next would do? Please
communicate with my secretary, Mr.
(the best would be to call him on
the telephone between 9 and 10 in the morning, room 765, Hotel Commodore),
who will be able to make with you the necessary arrangement.
Thanking you again for your kind attention, I am, dear Sir, very truly yours,
Albert Einstein.
Translator’s note: Original written in English.
123. From Charles D. Walcott[1]
Washington, D.C., 18 April 1921
Dear Dr. Einstein,
I was glad to receive your letter of April 15, making a favorable response to my
invitation to attend the meetings of the National Academy. Mr. Gano
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