Auction No. 100

Rare and special items

June 20, 2017
Opening $ 2,000
Estimate $ 5,000 - $ 10,000
Sold for $ 85,400
Including buyer's premium

Signed letter from Prof. Albert Einstein to Professor David Bohm, Princeton, New Jersey. 1954.

Specifications: [1] pages. Letterhead. 28x21 cm. The letter is typewritten. One word was edited in Einstein's handwriting and the letter was signed by Einstein at its conclusion. Einstein's address is embossed at the top of the leaf.

Content: Einstein notes that he is happy to hear about developments in Bohm's affairs and offers to help him however he can. He also writes that he is happy that Bohm is searching for an objective description of the phenomena and that he concludes that the issue is much more complicated than he had previously thought. He notes that one should not be depressed by the magnitude of the problem: "If God has created the world his primary worry was certainly not to make its understanding easy for us. I feel it strongly since fifty years."

Condition: Fine. Creases and aging stains.

Category
letters by Professor Albert Einstein and Colleagues