D O C S . 8 5 , 8 6 A U G U S T 1 9 1 9 7 1 proposals without refusing them. The government will soon be paying you 3000 marks again for the time being, and the remainder will manifest itself after my return. So give me a sound scolding, but don’t annoy me, because I am supposed to be relaxing & must have my way. Cordially yours, Haber Greetings to your dear wife. 85. From Otto Lummer 4 August 1919 [Not selected for translation.] 86. To Pauline Einstein [Zurich,] Thursday. [7 August 1919] Dear Mother, Just before taking my leave of Zurich, this letter. Tonight I am going to be with my friend Habicht in Schaffhausen, tomorrow it’s onwards via Sigmaringen to Mr. Brandhuber, with whom I’m staying only briefly in order to make good on an old promise. I spent three more fine days here with Albert, in which we played much music, worked on the flying machine, and yesterday went sailing in a stiff wind. Yesterday evening from 6–7, I had a taste of Uncle, Ogden, Alice, the old Mrs. Steinhardt, Robert, and Alfred. Supper at home subsequently revived my optimism and strength. Those are abhorrent people, devoid of substance only Alice is really of the better sort. I am leaving here with greater reassurance because I know you are in such excellent care in a neutral setting where nothing can disturb you. The main thing is that you let yourself calmly finish the cure and stay in good spirits. Then hopefully it won’t be so long before you can travel to us. — Yesterday I also met Edith, who is very nice to me, although gratitude naturally does play a part, owing to the doctoral thesis. Now I quickly better get down to packing, or else I’ll miss my train. Best regards also to Maja & Pauli, yours, Albert. Friendly greetings to the nurse, also to Mrs. Dann.