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    Albert Einstein Typed Letter Signed "A. Einstein". One page, 8.5" x 10.5", plain paper, Nassau Point, Peconic L. I., N.Y., August 28, 1938, in German, to Herrn Fr. Navara at the New York Listy (a Czech language publisher in New York). It reads "Dear Mr. Navara. Enclosed you will find a reference to a letter from Mr. Morgenthau to the Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Swanson. It might be advisable to kindly thank the old gentleman. With high regards..." It is thought that Einstein's correspondent had developed the concept of a new type of acoustical directional guidance system that he believed could be adapted to torpedoes. The online Einstein archives show that Einstein exchanged several letters in the summer of 1938 with F. Navara and that Einstein had written to Morganthau just eight days before the date of this letter. Certainly worthy of further research. Light even toning and original folds, else fine.

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