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graphs that he met you personally and informed you of our desire to present you a
brief address of welcome on Tuesday, April 26, at about 12:30 o’clock, just prior
to the adjournment of the morning session. Learning that you do not speak English
fluently, I venture to send you the text of what I shall say on behalf of the Academy,
so that you may the more readily respond. Not over five or ten minutes need be
devoted to this ceremony.
I am very glad to know that Mr. Dunn also asked and obtained your consent to
address the Academy briefly at the dinner on Tuesday evening. We shall look for-
ward to this.
I take the pleasure in extending an invitation to your interpreter to accompany
you at all the occasions named in my letter of invitation.
Very truly yours,
Charles D. Walcott,
Dr. Einstein!
It is a happy privilege to greet you on behalf of the National Academy of Sci-
ences. The Academy rejoices to bring its tribute of homage to the brilliant and
penetrating mind which has so greatly enriched the philosophy of ultimate truth.
We congratulate you on the universal appreciation of your investigations which has
outrun and overleaped the limitations and barriers associated with nationalities and
with the times. To men everywhere your name, in association with the abstruse sub-
ject of your investigations, has become a household word. We welcome you to our
scientific meetings and especially to the social hours which intervene, during
which the members of the Academy hope to have the pleasure of meeting and
learning to know you as a friend.
Translator’s note: Original written in English.
124. From Judah L. Magnes[1]
New York, 19 April 1921
My dear Professor,
I appreciate fully the fact that you are pressed for time and that you are desirous
of using the little time at your disposal for the purpose of raising funds for the
Unfortunately, I did not have in mind a fund-raising meeting when I
wrote you. Under the circumstances, it is probably better to forego the meeting I
had proposed.
With best wishes, I am very truly yours,
Translator’s note: Original written in English.
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