ALBERT EINSTEIN. TLS: "A.E.", 1p, 8x9½. Le Coq-sur-mer, 1933 May 4. To L.M. Ettlinger, Brussels. In German, with translation. In full: "I shall be very pleased to see you Saturday, the 6. May in the Fondation Universitaire, rue d'Egmont 11 in Brussels between four-thirty and five o'clock in the afternoon.-By the way I already initiated steps, some weeks ago, on behalf of Mr. Lasareff to get his German visa". Albert Einstein (1879-1955) developed the theories used to build models of the universe. Einstein's first major contribution, the "Special Theory of Relativity", was published in 1905. The "General Theory of Relativity" followed in 1916. He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". Written from his temporary home on the Belgian coast less than five weeks after Einstein renounced his German citizenship and resigned from the Prussian Academy of Sciences. When Hitler came to power in January 1933, Einstein's property was seized and a price put on his head. His books were among those burned publicly on May 10, 1933, six days after this letter was written. read more...
Scientists, Inventors & Medicine | Poems
JOHN BURROUGHS Handwritten first stanza of author John Burroughs' poem In Blooming Orchards, signed and dated in 1906 Autograph poem signed: "John Burroughs/May 11, 1906.". 1 page, 4½x6½. read more...
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SAMUEL G. ELBERT, SR. The famed physician and VP of the National Negro Business League signs an untitled poem Autograph Poem signed: "SamG. Elbert", 6¾x4. Howard University, 1888 March 22. In full: "Speed slowly and gently, Oh time, in thy flight. read more...
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MORRIS FISHBEIN Doctor and JAMA editor Morris Fishbein wrote a short four-line poem on this guestbook page Autograph poem signed "Morris Fishbein.". With two other unknown signatures on verso. 1 page, 7¾x2½. Dated: "Nov. 9". read more...
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WILLIAM H. RADCLIFFE The young Harvard student writes love poem to his intended, draws picture of a horse-drawn carriage, signs initials in black ink Autograph Poem signed: "W.H.R." in black ink on third page. 3 pages, 7¾x12½ lined sheets, attached at upper edges. No place, 1895 August. read more...
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EUGENE LA FORREST SWAN - AUTOGRAPH POEM SIGNED 01/26/1922 CO-SIGNED BY: BISHOP ETHELBERT TALBOT - HFSID 88054EUGENE LA FORREST SWAN and ETHELBERT TALBOT Handwritten poem by the health and fitness advocate, below a handwritten note by the Episcopal Bishop Autograph Poem signed: "Jan 26 - 1922/'He drew a read more...
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HARVEY W. WILEY Poem written by the U.S. chemist and driving force behind the Pure Food and Drugs Act, whose autograph appears once in the text and once at the end of the poem. Inscribed Autograph Poem signed twice: "Harvey Wiley" in text and "Harvey W. Wiley" at end, 1p, 10x8¾. read more...
Sale Price $198.00