2 3 8 D O C S . 2 8 5 , 2 8 6 J A N U A R Y 1 9 2 0 For you, Mrs. Born, I have an unusual idea. As soon as your children are well again, start to learn to perform experiments at the laboratory. That is such a won- derful job when one has time to devote oneself to it. I mean it quite seriously. Even though one or more years of apprenticeship would have to be reckoned with, it would be well worth it. And once you are in it, it would be a splendid collaboration. You need something to challenge your mind. What do you think? Affectionate greetings to all of you from your Einstein. 285. To Cambridge University Press Berlin, 27 January 1920 Dear Sir, My friend, Dr. Freundlich, told me some days ago, very proudly, of his success that his and Mr. Schlicks pamphlets on the theory of relativity will be issued in an English translation under your kind auspices.[1] I have been told that a contract has been made between you and my friends according to which a sum is to be paid to them[2] which—allow me to say—appears to me to be out of proportion to the amount of their work and trouble, and on account of the davaluation of German money.[3] I therefore take the liberty of asking you to pay the agreed sum of £15 peace value,[4] or, if you cannot see your way to comply with this proposal to let them have a certain percentage—say 5 % of the selling-price.[5] I trust you will not misunderstand my interference, which is solely prompted by my wish to help scientific work to a remuneration in accordance with its real value. I am, dear sir, yours faithfully A. Einstein. 286. From Alexander Eliasberg[1] Munich, 27 January 1920 Highly esteemed Professor, In the name of the Editorial Advisory Board of a new monthly Das Odeon, which is in the process of being established here, and at its behest I turn to you with the humble invitation to join this select Editorial Advisory Board. For your infor- mation I mention the following. The new monthly magazine is supposed to look
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