D O C S . 1 3 5 , 1 3 6 O C T O B E R 1 9 1 9 1 1 5 I naturally would very much have liked to see Eddington.[3] But who knows what would become of this trip if I postponed it one more time. It would be risky too, because of the cold in unheated trains. Sender’s note on verso: “Express delivery.” 135. To Mileva Einstein-Maric [Berlin,] 15 October 1919 Dear Mileva, The exchange-rate conditions have become so difficult now (5 marks = 1 franc),[1] that it’s becoming impossible for me to provide for you in Zurich. I cannot raise the 8000 francs that I contractually guaranteed you[2] anymore. It is therefore necessary that you move into German territory, and this as soon as possible. But you really don’t have to be alarmed by this at all. In Constance, for ex., it is at least as nice as in Zurich.[3] I shall help you find an apartment, so that no problems arise for you there. The schools in Baden are superior and their atmosphere is excellent. I will give you enough that you all can live just as well as in Zurich, if not better. [4] I have waited as long as I could. But now the decision just has to be taken and implemented. Even my deathly ill mother must move here[5] because conditions make it necessary. I won’t make any specific proposal about the amount that I will be giving you quarterly because nowadays one doesn’t know what x marks means tomorrow. But I will make sure that you can live comfortably and properly. Write me very soon so that I can take steps to prepare for the move. With best regards to you and the children, yours, Albert. 136. From Paul Epstein Zurich, Phys. Inst. at the University, 15 October 1919 Highly esteemed Professor, Thank you very much for your friendly lines and the words of acknowledgment, with which you give my modest abilities far too much credit.[1] In the communal postcard from the Zurich Physics Colloquium I already had occasion to congratu- late you on the confirmation of the bending of light rays[2] and permit myself now
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