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    Albert Einstein 1923 Autograph Letter Albert Einstein (1879-1955), theoretical physicist. Advanced the theory of relativity, 1905, and awarded 1921 Nobel prize for physics. Autograph letter signed, "A. Einstein" in German, one page, large 8 vol, November 30, 1923. To Mr. Shapiro. "Your letter caused me some headache. I regret that I am not able to give you the recommendation for which you have asked, since I do not know Mr. Warburg well enough to send someone to him to have social contact with him. It would be different if I were to approach him in the interest of some specific matter. I cannot get myself to impose upon the time of such a busy person without some special reason." Desirable 14 line holographic letter declining to give an introduction by gently chiding his recipient that he is unable to impose upon "the time of such a busy person without some special reason." Einstein was more comfortable when approached by members of the scientific community for recommendations, rather than for "social contact" introductions, and replies to such letters are uncommon. After Einstein left Nazi Germany and settled at Princeton, New Jersey, he continued to assist the European scientific and Jewish communities. A visually attractive example with the usual transmittal folds, barely visible. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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