AUTOGRAPHS, LETTERS & MANUSCRIPTS AUCTION
Jul 22, 2020
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LOT 322:

EINSTEIN ALBERT: (1879-1955) German-born Theoretical Physicist, Nobel Prize winner for Physics, 1921...

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EINSTEIN ALBERT: (1879-1955) German-born Theoretical Physicist, Nobel Prize winner for Physics, 1921...
EINSTEIN ALBERT: (1879-1955) German-born Theoretical Physicist, Nobel Prize winner for Physics, 1921. An excellent and lengthy A.L.S., `Papa´, two pages, 4to, 10th April 1936, to his son, in German. Einstein refers to Professor Pauli and to Sigmund Freud, and states `Once again, a long time has passed since I had last time written to you…I am sitting here in my study, wrapped in a blanket and still freezing cold, just because they are thinking it is Spring and therefore the furnace must be turned off…´, further referring to his day by day work and to Princeton `I keep on working with the same young man on problems which are so difficult that they keep on amazing me over my own courage. When I am losing steam, I just need to look, from my giant window, to the meadows with flowers and trees, and in the distance I can see the top of the tall tower of the University buildings, in the style of University buildings seen in England..´ further adding an amusing comment `It seems to me that only English things are held in high esteem here. If you say that you are coming from Switzerland, they consider that as being comical, because they think there is only chocolate and cheese there..´ Einstein further refers again to his work `I hardly get around reading books. Scientific work is practically eating you up, especially once the elasticity of your youth is gone.. From Germany, I am hardly hearing anything directly any longer, because anything and everybody there that I had trusted in, is either dead or scattered all over the world. Prof. Pauli from Zurich is here with me, he is a very young and clever physicist who probably sees me as some sort of fossil.´ Before concluding Einstein makes very interesting comments referring to Freud, stating ´Freud will be turning 80 soon. I finally have come to the conclusion that he actually has been correct in his main theses. From a very reliable source, I have heard accounts about ordinary case studies of his that defy any other explanation. I must admit, that in this regard, you certainly saw the light a lot sooner than I did. The reason probably was…´ A letter of excellent content and of good association. About VG Eduard Einstein (1910-1965) Second son of Albert Einstein from his first wife Mileva. Nicknamed by his father ''Tetel''. Edward was diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of twenty. It has been often reported that the drugs and ''cures'' of the time damaged rather than aided the young Einstein, his memory and cognitive abilities were deeply affected by electroconvulsive therapy treatments. Albert Einstein emigrated to the United States from Germany in 1933 after the rise of the Nazi German government and never saw his son again, although they corresponded regularly. Eduard lived most of the time at the psychiatric clinic in Zurich, where he died in 1965 of a stroke at age 55. Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958) Austrian-born Swiss & American Physicist. A pioneer of quantum physics. Nobel Prize in Physics in 1945 for his ''decisive contribution through his discovery of a new law of nature, the exclusion principle of Pauli principle'', the basis of a theory of the structure of matter. Widely recognized as one of the most brilliant Physicians of the XXth century. Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian Neurologist & Founder of Psychoanalysis. Freud formulated the Oedipus complex and developed his theory on the Analysis of Dreams. He lived and worked in Vienna until 1938 when he escaped the Nazis and went to the United Kingdom where he lived in exile the last year of his life.