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433. To Jun Ishiwara
[Spain, after 26 February 1923, or Berlin, after 21
March][1]
[Not selected for translation.]
434. From Arthur Biram
Haifa, 1 March 1923
[Not selected for translation.]
435. From Gano Dunn
[New York,] Thursday, 1 March 1923
[See documentary edition for the original English.]
436. To Wilhelm Westphal
Madrid, 9 Lealtad Street, 2 March 1923
Dear Colleague,
I hurry to answer your kind letter of the 20th of Feb., which just reached me
today. The invitation by the Mexican government pleases me exceedingly, particu-
larly also the fact that my going along is not necessarily being
demanded.[1]
I am
not a practicing astronomer so my participation on the expedition would be worth-
less; besides, I am now, after all those strenuous travels and lectures, yearning for
a more static existence. So in your reply please thank the Mexican government cor-
dially also in my name and mention my nonparticipation in the expedition. I would
welcome it very much if Mr. Ludendorff, with his experience, led
it.[2]
As he would
be bearing the main responsibility, the choice of the other participants should also
be left mainly to him.
Regarding the tower telescope, I believe that Mr. Stumpf’s abilities and energy
for independent research in this difficult field do not
suffice,[3]
not even with Mr.
Freundlich’s
collaboration.[4]
However, I console myself with the thought that Mr.
Grotrian is a capable mind with leadership
qualities[5]
and Mr. Stumpf would be a
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