1 6 V O L U M E 8 , D O C U M E N T 1 1 3 g , 1 1 6 a send me a daily note I beg you. Countless questions I have to ask you. Yet a post- card like this is something “official,” and a letter, under the circumstances, likewise. Heartfelt gr. & kiss also from the children. Elsa. Vol. 8, 113g. From Elsa Einstein [Berlin, 7 September 1915] Dear Albert, Still no message today and I’m in such suspense about your report about the children. Until now I’ve had to content myself with those sparsely written post- cards. I imagine that some of my letters got lost because you never made any men- tion of them and yet I’ve been writing quite long letters so frequently already. Tomorrow I’m traveling to Heilbronn and the Hechingen trip weighs down on me like a ton. If only I had that fatal mission behind me, I’d breathe freely again. It’s embarrassing for me there for other reasons as well the family regards me with great distrust. I’ll not write more today, I’m too jittery and you do only want to get cheerful letters. Most affectionately! Elsa. Vol. 8, 116a. From Elsa Einstein [Konstanz, 12 September 1915] Dear Albert, I’m on my way to Constance. My plan is to stay at the Waldhaus Jakob for about 5 days. What a pity that we can’t see each other! 2 hours distance from Zurich! Stuck in Singen right now  I’ll have to pass by here again on the way back. Now it’s been two weeks already you didn’t want to stay longer! I’m looking for- ward to this magnificent autumnal stay by Lake Constance. Yours, Elsa.