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    Albert Einstein Autograph Letter Signed "Father" and Writing "Einstein" in the Address. A humorous ALS in German, written on the back of a postcard, 5.5" x 3.5", with a view of Mt. San Jacinto, postmarked Palm Springs, Jan. 27, 1931. Einstein has penned in blue ink: "Dear Tetel! Thank you for the note. My brain is right now being distilled in the California desert. It's very pleasant. Mama is getting cacti, but I don't have the written-down name with me here. Heartfelt greetings to you both. Your Father." Addressed in Einstein's hand to Eduard (nicknamed "Tetel"): "Herrn Eduard Einstein, Huttenstr. 62, Zurich, Switzerland." On the front of the postcard Ilsa Einstein (his wife) has added: "Heartfelt greetings from the California desert. Ilsa". Near fine condition.
    Eduard was Einstein's son from his previous marriage to Mileva Maric, the couple had two sons. In sending greetings "to you both", Einstein is likely including Mileva, as she lived with Eduard who had developed schizophrenia and required continual care.


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