5 9 8 C A L E N D A R 1 9 2 0
(“En faisant, pour la première fois après Newton, un progrès
réel dans le domaine de la gravitation, il s’est placé au pre-
mier rang des physiciens de tous les temps”). Provenance:
H. A. Lorentz et al. to Comité Nobel pour la physique, 24
January 1920, SSVA, Center for the History of Science,
1920 FYSIK, 15–17. [83 055].
January 25 2-page TLS from Robert W. Lawson. Concluded an agree-
ment with Methuen publishing house with 4 pence royalty
to Einstein and 3p for Vieweg publishing house. Asks about
terms for sales not only in Great Britain and its colonies but
also in the U.S. Hopes to finish translation during Easter
recess. Proposes that Einstein write appendixes on the
results of eclipse expeditions and on Grebe and Bachem’s
redshift experiments. Provenance: IsJHU. [44 260].
January 26 Initiates and signs public declaration in support of Georg
Nicolai (Vol. 7, Doc. 32).
Niels Bohr, Martin Knudsen, and P. O. Pedersen nominate
Einstein as foreign member of Royal Danish Academy of
Sciences and Letters. Provenance: DkKDVS Prof. Nr. 845/
1920. [75 391]. Pais 1991, p. 227.
January 28 1-page TLS to KWIP board of trustees, requesting addi-
tional 5,000 M for financial support of the Physikalische
Berichte. Provenance: GyBP, I. Abt., Rep. 1A, Nr. 1657.
[77 307].
January 29 Felix Stumpf and Einstein propose 1,500 M assistance for
printing costs of W. Köhler’s “Die physischen Gestalten in
Ruhe und im stationären Zustande” at the plenary session of
the PAW, who decline the request. Provenance: GyBAW, II-
Va, Bd. 97. Kirsten and Treder 1979b, p. 237, Nr. 184.
January 30 1-page ALS from Walter Steubing. Together with Heinz
Kirschbaum, requests transfer of 500 M for the costs of
cathode tubes, glass vessels, and study of negative N bands
in electric field. Provenance: GyBP, I. Abt., Rep. 34, Nr. 10.
[77 641].
February 3 1-page TLS to KWIP board of trustees. Approves Otto
Radtke’s request for payment of 600 M for his accounting
services to the KWIP in 1917 and 1918. Provenance: GyBP,
I. Abt., Rep. 1A, Nr. 1657. [77 308].
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