D O C U M E N T S 3 8 , 3 9 A U G U S T 1 9 2 5 5 7 barely spare the time for sailing. I am very unpleasantly surprised that the verdict by the supreme court[5] is favoring that swine and his machinations.[6] I already heard from friends in Berlin that the supreme court’s present composition does not possess the necessary insight into technical matters. One does have to understand quite a lot in order to be able to distinguish between what is essential and what is inessential. Mr. Otto told me the particulars about the proceedings in that suit.[7] I personally regret, but not for the company, that you recommended Mr. Glitscher to leave.[8] He should have become a schoolmaster, given his predilection for min- utiae. It is splendidly cool here without having rained much. I hope it is likewise in Lautrach, so that all those men of science can relax.[9] They actually need it more than the likes of us, who only work when they feel like it or when hit by a frenzy. Best regards to you, your wife,[10] Sommerfeld,[11] and the others I know over there from your A. Einstein 38. To Michele Besso Kiel, 4 August 1925 Dear Michele, I am very sorry that I couldn’t visit you.[1] But there was so little time and I had to visit Mileva and Grossmann, who is ill (symptoms of lameness, also serious speech defects).[2] You may talk about the scientific matter with everyone I would just like to examine the electron issue myself, if only for the sake of my collaborator.[3] Warm regards, your Albert 39. To Elsa Einstein Kiel, 4 July [August 1925][1] Dear Else, Your letter, which unfortunately brought very unpleasant news, just arrived. Now the poor dear has stomach ulcers as well![2] I’m glad the trip was canceled it would doubtless have been dangerous. Be considerate with Alexander,[3] who has gone to so much trouble over Ilse—but don’t follow blindly. I have had a lot to do
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