German-born theoretical physicist; enunciated Theory of Relativity.
“THE THOUGHT OPPRESSES ME; HOW SMALL MUST BE THE SELECTION, IF IN THE PURSUIT OF YOUR HUMANITARIAN WORK YOU BECOME AWARE OF [ME]….”
Typewritten Letter Signed, A. Einstein, one page, quarto, Huntington, Long Island, June 21, 1937. In English, to members of the Rho Pi Phi Fraternity, Boston. “I heartily thank the Rho Pi Phi Fraternity for the kind feelings shown me and the recognition which is very much undeserved. The thought oppresses me; how small must be the selection, if in the pursuit of your humanitarian work you become aware of a man who is so little active in this area. Unfortunately it will not be possible for me to come to Boston for your meeting. But I will be glad to receive the announced writing in my summer home….”
Fine condition. Framed in rose linen, gilt and teak with a portrait photograph. Framed dimensions: 19 1/2 inches wide by 15 1/2 inches high.
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