1 7 6 D O C U M E N T S 2 0 8 , 2 0 9 M A Y 1 9 2 2 then depends on whether we go about the business properly. It would sincerely please me if you likewise have submitted your consent, especially since I know that agreement exists between us on all such questions. With warm regards to you and our dear friends, yours. 208. To Eric Drummond Berlin, 30 May 1922 Highly esteemed Sir, I acknowledge receipt of your letter of the 17th of this mo.[1] and state that I gladly accept the nomination to the “Committee for Intellectual Cooperation” [Commission pour la Coopération Intellectuelle]. Although I must confess that I have no clear picture of the character of the work to be conducted by the committee, I do feel it a duty to answer this call, because no one in these times should refuse to collaborate in endeavors to attain international union. In great respect. 209. From Hermann Weyl Zurich, 52 Bolley St., 31 May 1922 Dear Colleague, After the students had such success with their invitation to Langevin (Langevin conquered all hearts here his talks about the founding of dynamics on the princi- ples of energy and relativity, and his kind personality, his inspirational liveliness were enchanting),[1] after this success, the students’ courage swelled and they want to have you come and see us again and give a few lectures for your old fellow coun- trymen. They took the university convention as an excuse to apply to you with this request. Maybe you are tired of travel and will categorically decline. Then I don’t want to pressure you further. But all of us would naturally be very happy to have you among us again sometime so do consider sometime whether you couldn’t do us this favor! You won’t need to fuss with the authorities because you aren’t going to have to deal with them at all.[2] I am writing in the hubbub of a move. Cordial regards, also from my wife, yours, Herm. Weyl.
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