D O C U M E N T 3 9 4 F E B R U A R Y 1 9 2 9 3 6 9 394. To Luther Pfahler Eisenhart[1] [Berlin,] 2 February 1929 Dear Colleague, I feel very regretful that I overlooked the fact that you and Weitzenböck, along with several others, had already treated distant parallelism mathematically.[2] I was ill over a long period of time and bedridden.[3] Weitzenböck in the meantime has written an article for the academy that closes this gap reasonably well through ex- tensive citations of the literature.[4] I ask your forgiveness, and later, when I write a more detailed account of the theory, I will attempt to make good the damage done. I have great trust in this theory, even though its formulation up to the point where it can be compared to experiments is still unfinished. Please show it to Mr. Veblen,[5] also. I have so few copies. Kind regards, your A. Einstein 395. “Old and New Ideas on Field Theory” [Berlin?, before 3 February 1929][1] [See Doc. 387 in documentary edition for published English version.] 396. Calculations [ca. 3 February 1929] [1] [Not selected for translation.]
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