D O C U M E N T S 1 3 2 , 1 3 4 A P R I L 1 9 2 2 1 3 1 system. As good as Mach was as a mechanician, he was a deplorable philosopher. His shortsightedness about science led him to reject the existence of atoms. It is probable that if Mach were still living today, he would have changed his mind. I do, however, insist on saying that I am in complete agreement with Mach regarding one point—that concepts can change. 132. From Oswald Veblen [Princeton,] 6 April 1922 Dear Professor Einstein, Thanks very much for your letter about Mr. Thomas.[1] He expects to leave for Germany early in June and to stay until September when he will return to this coun- try for a few months and then come back once more to Germany. I hope that you will find him a satisfactory student. He will at least be thoroughly familiar with your work on Relativity. Your manuscript arrived considerably later than your letter, but I finally received it and turned it over to Professor Adams.[2] The Princeton University Press is taking the steps necessary for its publication. With best greetings to yourself and Mrs. Einstein, I am, sincerely yours, Oswald Veblen. Translator’s note: Original written in English. 133. From Paul Winteler Florence, Sanat. via Montughi 5, 6 April 1922 [Not selected for translation.] 134. To Elsa Einstein [Paris,] 9 [8][1] April 1922 Dear Else, All went brilliantly well. Yesterday was the last discussion session and yesterday evening, a festive dinner with all my fellow colleagues.[2] You can hardly imagine
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