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    Albert Einstein Typed Letter Signed " A. Einstein." One page, 7.5" x 10", Princeton; June 13, 1946. A letter addressed to Marjorie Bishop, regarding Mrs. Margarita Konenkova, a possible Soviet spy. The letter reads in part:

    "... I have letters from her regularly, about one a month; apparently, however, nobody else gets letters from her so that it seems to me that she has special permission to write to me. Both Konenkovs are well and treated with much respect and sympathy. Mr. Konenkov will receive from the state a studio which is now under construction and will be finished this summer. At present they are living in the Hotel Moscow..." Accompanied by the original transmittal cover.

    Marjorie Bishop was a New York artist who sometimes vacationed with the Einstein family. Einstein met the Konenkovs when Sergei Konenkov was commissioned by Princeton University to create a bronze bust of the famous scientist. Although it cannot be proven that Margarita was a spy, additional letters hint at a possible amorous connection between her and Einstein.

    Condition: Flattened mail folds, with light edge toning. Minor foxing throughout. Boldly signed. Usual wear to the transmittal cover.


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    April, 2020
    22nd Wednesday
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