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With cordial greetings (also from my wife, who was very disappointed to have
missed you here recently as a consequence of customs difficulties at the border),
325. To Anatole France
[Berlin,] 16 December
Highly esteemed Anatole France,
To my unequalled joy I hear from Mr. Stefan Zweig that you would like to give
me the chance to make your
My preference would be if you came
tomorrow, Saturday evening, at ½ past 7 to my home for dinner and brought your
esteemed wife along, if she is here with you. There is just one hitch, that our central
heating is not functioning properly. But it is not downright cold; if you are some-
what inured and bring along a little residue of heroism, it will work out very well.
But if you do dread the cold, that should not be an obstacle. In order to shake your
hand, I will come wherever you wish, most preferably on Saturday
In sincere admiration and cordial regards, yours,
326. To Hermann Weyl
[Berlin,] 16 December 1921
Dear Mr. Weyl,
Your report about [Bad] Nauheim is excellent and very
donkey that I am, forgot again to present your petition to the
But I just
telephoned Planck, who promised to remind me next Thursday. There isn’t any
doubt that the permission will be granted. I beg you a thousand times to forgive me.
If we had simply had it printed, not a single cock would have crowed about it.
The canal-ray experiment is still not done, because Geiger and the mechanic
But we hope to get it finished in the next few weeks. If it comes
out negative, then the field theory is inadmissible, on principle.
Cordial regards to you and your wife, yours,