D O C S . 2 6 6 2 6 8 J A N U A R Y 1 9 2 0 2 2 1 266. From Hugo Bergmann 19 January 1920. [Not selected for translation.] 267. From Anton Lampa Hadersdorf, Weidlingau near Vienna, [19 January 1920] Dear Mr. Einstein, Soon a chair in physics will become available here.[1] In my judgment the most qualified among domestic candidates is Ehrenhaft,[2] and not even abroad is anyone more qualified to be found. I am not on the committee.[3] For like-minded gentle- men it would be of great importance to be able to acquire the assessments of lead- ing physicists and be able to throw them into the balance. That is why I ask you cordially to send, registered, as soon as possible an opinion on Ehrenhaft[4] to Pro- fessor of Theoretical Chemistry, Dr. Rudolf Wegscheider, Vienna, 10 Waehringer- strasse. Wegscheider requested my intercession because he does not know you per- sonally. Please phrase the letter such that it is clearly addressed to Wegscheider.[5] Wegscheider will also turn to Planck,[6] whom he knows personally. Please convey to Planck the importance of directing the request to him. I request acknowledgment of receipt by cable and letter. Regards, Anton Lampa. 268. From Friedrich Paschen Tübingen, 19 January 1920 Highly esteemed Colleague, Many thanks for your kindly prompt information.[1] I mentioned Frank[2] at the first meeting as being the most promising one among younger physicists. Your evaluation of him agrees almost verbatim with what I said about him there. Never- theless, my colleagues are not going to want to approach him. He is still too young for them. Here one is still too inclined, according to the old method, to take into consideration older scholars who are known for their many papers. Among others,
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