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Jerusalem in the first place; and as far as the other two countries are concerned, the
psychological circumstances were incomparably simpler and more auspicious than
they are in our case
Dear Langevin, it pains me that I cannot oblige, as I like you so much. I also feel
the need to thank you and your colleagues at the Collège de France warmly for this
generous gesture and the reconciliatory attitude underlying your decision.
With cordial regards and hoping to see you again very soon, yours,
A. Einstein.
64. From Thomas Barclay[1]
17. Rue Pasquier, Paris,
3 mars/22
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65. From Erich Marx
Leipzig, 4 Markgrafen St., 3 March 1922
Esteemed Colleague,
Today I return to your kind reply at the beginning of
I took a long
time thinking about what I should do, since you definitely reject writing an outline
of the general theory of relativity for the handbook. I reached the decision to omit
the general theory of relativity altogether from the work. After all, it is not abso-
lutely necessary in a handbook on radiology.
But now we still have a manuscript on the special theory of relativity
it definitely must be submitted to press now. Wouldn’t we perhaps be permitted to
send it to you beforehand for a very short addition of a few pages? Lorentz, Zee-
man, Laue, Riecke,
and others are contributing to the volume that is now
appearing. Surely it would be awkward if the date from before the war appeared
under the heading “Special Theory of Relativity,” of which I am fortunate to own a
manuscript. Please, esteemed Colleague, do us the favor and take a brief look
through the manuscript before we send it to press.
Reply envelope is enclosed in case you would like to have the same sent back to
With kind regards, yours very sincerely,
Erich Marx.
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