2 7 4 D O C . 3 2 8 F E B R U A R Y 1 9 2 0 of longing to our eyes.[4] The thought of being recommended by you would, in any event, make me particularly happy my gratitude toward you obviously could not, I think, be greater than it already is. I do not know Medicus personally, just Edgar Meyer among the Zurich gentlemen. I intend to write him as well in the next few days, to drop him a hint my wife, at least, thinks I ought not, under any condition, neglect to do so. Scholarly life in Zurich certainly could appear enticing to some- one in sleepy Rostock. At the University of Zurich there even is a philosopher, Freytag, who, judging from his writings, must be a very intelligent and discerning man.[5] In the newspaper we have read more than once, of late, about your struggles at the University of Berlin. The Student Council there seems not to be any maturer than ours here—clearly but a cold comfort to us![6] My family is feeling quite well, thanks to the mildness of this February. Both children love Uncle Einstein very much and often speak of you.[7] For the past while I have been almost incessantly absent from Rostock, because currently I am not lecturing during intersession but, for it, am giving adult education courses in several Mecklenburg towns.[8] The auditors seem to be very thankful, and so this occupation would be very gratifying as well if only it did not devour so much of my time. I am burning with impatience to finish off a series of papers that I have planned, but in station waiting rooms and country-inn parlors I make only very, very slow progress. My family sends you their kindest regards, and I too send you my regards with the request that you relay my best compliments to your esteemed wife, and with most cordial wishes for your health and your work, sincerely yours in gratitude and admiration, M. Schlick. 328. From Erwin Freundlich Neubabelsberg, Town Hall, 24 February 1920 Dear Mr. Einstein, Would you please be so good as to have my budget for the months of October through March remitted to me, hence 250 marks in total.[1] I have an invoice of 81.20 marks for photographic plates to pay 19 marks for Wollaston wires, which I needed for my electrometer and the remainder I would like to use to pay another installment for the electrometer to the Edelman firm in Munich. As this firm ex- ceeded its earlier cost estimate for the electrometer by 500 marks, I did not have the funds to pay in full right away for the electrometer.[2]
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