3 2 6 D O C U M E N T 3 8 0 O C T O B E R 1 9 2 2
glowing colors. Little gardens with views near synagogue. Magnificent fresco by
El Greco in small church (burial of a nobleman) is among the profoundest images
I have ever
seen.[264]
Wonderful day.
7th. 12 o’clock audience with the King and Queen Mother. The latter demon-
strates her science. One notices that no one tells her what they think. The king, sim-
ple and worthy, I admire him for his manner. Afternoon, third university lecture;
devout public that could surely understand virtually nothing because the latest
problems were being discussed. In the evening, great reception at the German
envoy’s. Envoy & family magnificent, modest
people.[265]
Socializing as punishing
as always.
8th. Honorary doctorate. Truly Spanish speeches with associated Bengali fire.
Long but good in content by the envoy about Germano-Spanish relations; but in
genuine German. Nothing rhetorical. Evening Then visit with the techn. students.
Speeches and nothing but speeches, but meant well. Evening talk. Then music
making at Kuno’s. A professional (director of the conservatory) Poras played violin
exquisitely.[266]
9th. Excursion to mountains and Escorial. Glorious day. Evening reception in
the student residence with talks by Ortega and
me.[267]
10th. Prado (mainly looked at paintings by Vélasquez and El Greco). Good-bye
visits. Meal at the German envoy’s. Evening with Lina and the Ullmanns in primi-
tive little dancing
establishment.[268]
Merry evening.
11th. Prado (splendid masterpieces by Goya, Raphael, Fra
Angelico).[269]
12th. Trip to
Zaragoza.[270]
380. From Chaim Weizmann
London, W. C. 1, 77 Great Russell Street, 6 October 1922
Dear Professor Einstein,
I am sorry to trouble you again about The New Palestine, but I find the book is
now going to press. All the contributions, with the exception of two, have been
received, and I should be very grateful if you would be kind enough to give me
some idea when it would be possible for you to let me have
yours,[1]
so that I may
inform the publishers. I need hardly say how much I appreciate your kindness in
contributing.
With kind regards, yours very sincerely,
Ch. Weizmann
[p. 41]
[p. 41v]
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