D O C U M E N T 2 9 8 J U L Y 1 9 2 2 2 3 1 298. From Hermann Anschütz-Kaempfe Kiel, 19 July 1922 Dear, esteemed Professor Einstein, I find very sensible your suggestion of a small retreat near the factory, if possible in the romantic corner of the garden [1] the more I think about it, the more it appeals to me we saw in Hamburg, in the villa quarter where my wife’s parents live,[2] a very quaint little cottage it is nicknamed Diogenes’s Tub and is full of flower boxes and has a low-slung roof that looks very homey. It would, of course, be nice of you if you came here a little before our departure there are still so many things I would like to show you in the laboratory. And if you happened to bring your boys along, you would be doing my wife a real favor as well. Nothing needs to be done inside the house itself until August 8th and we will be shirking all the effort of the move off onto the packers [3] in any case, my wife is energetically protesting the idea that she has to rest beforehand already: And the currants and gooseberries are just ripe for your boys and there will surely be fine weather at last for sailing as well. And tipsy Lisa[4] can then be made properly ship-shape again during your stay here and will still be waiting when you return to the hut. And please, dispel your wife’s doubts about your being able to come yet again it is, I believe, the first time that no more-or-less amusing job is waiting for you the finer and freer the time here will be, just occasionally spiced with a couple of finicky technical problems that luckily entertain you. I have to keep the last page for my wife, otherwise she’ll scold.[5] So, for now, hoping to see you very soon, warmest regards to you and your wife, yours, Anschütz-Kaempfe 299. From Gustave Le Bon Paris, le 19 July 1922 [Not selected for translation.]
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