3 1 8 D O C U M E N T 1 7 8 J A N U A R Y 1 9 2 6 Ihrer Arbeit ist es glatt und richtig gegangen. Sie erhalten mit dieser Karte die Druckbogen.[2] Ich hätte längst geschrieben, bin aber immer in einer schauderhaf- ten Hetz. Herzlich grüsst Sie Ihr A. Einstein. AKSX. [73 454]. The card is addressed “Herrn Prof. Dr. E. Schrödinger Huttenstr. 9 Zürich VI,” and postmarked “Berlin 35 23. 1. 26. 4–5 N[achmittags].” There are perforations for a loose-leaf binder at the foot of the document. [1]Doc. 174. [2]The proofs of Schrödinger 1926a. Einstein had presented the manuscript to the Prussian Acad- emy on 7 January (see Doc. 153). 178. From Arthur S. Eddington [Cambridge,] 1926 Jan 22 My dear Colleague First let me say that it was a great pleasure to me that the Royal Astronomical Society decided to confer its Gold Medal on you.[1] You have no doubt received a letter from the President, Jeans.[2] I had not much to do with this decision because the real decision was taken at a Council meeting during my absence in Leiden dur- ing December, but I was hoping that they would do this. I gathered in Leiden that you would find it too much of a strain to come to Eng- land so I have not written earlier to press you to come. But if you should be feeling more inclined to undertake a visit and could take the opportunity to come to stay with me in Cambridge my sister and I would be mos[t] delighted to welcome you. But I do not want to urge you against your better judgment if the strain is too much in your present state of health. I have been trying to grapple with the Born-Jordan model of the atom lately.[3] I suppose that in some points it must be right but at present I cannot raise any great enthusiasm for it it will be a horrible creature to fit in to the rest of the world. Yours most sincerely A. S. Eddington ALS. [9 287]. There are perforations for a loose-leaf binder at the left margin of the document. Writ- ten on letterhead “Observatory, Cambridge.” [1]In November 1919, the Council of the Royal Astronomical Society had nominated Einstein for its gold medal, but the society refused to confirm the nomination in its vote of 9 January 1920 (see Arthur S. Eddington to Einstein, 21 January 1921 [Vol. 9, Doc. 271], and Vol. 9, Introduction, p. li). [2]James Jeans. [3]See Born and Jordan 1925b.
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