Albert Einstein collection


Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. Albert Einstein collection, 1896-1952.

Albert Einstein collection


The materials in this collection were created from 1896 through 1952. The majority is personal and professional correspondence to or from Albert Einstein, including a large number from Einstein to American Jewish leader Stephen Wise. There are also several correspondence from prominent scientists such as Fritz Haber, Paul Habicht, Hendrik Lorentz, Max Planck and Wilhelm Conrad Rötgen, and two items from German playwright Gerhart Hauptmann. In most cases, the correspondence are original signed copies. In addition to correspondence, there are a small number of other items such as cancelled checks signed by Einstein, photographs, autograph books, translated quotations, a handwritten and signed speech, and text from a possible manuscript.

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