Albert Einstein Letters, Antique Books, Historical Documents, and More From Turner Auctions + AppraisalsMar 05, 2022 10:30 PST
In April of 1950, Albert Einstein was president of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science at Hebrew University. In this role, Einstein sent a letter to Professor Hans Freudenthal (a Jewish German-born Dutch mathematician) to invite him to the institute’s first dinner and conference to be held in May. The event would also mark the 25th anniversary of the Hebrew University, and Einstein hoped to meet “…in good fellowship with men and women who share my heartfelt interest in these three institutions of higher learning and who wish to join me in the joint effort to advance the cause of science, technology and mankind’s knowledge in Israel.” This letter, signed on Einstein’s personal blind-embossed, Princeton, New Jersey letterhead and dated April 19, 1950, is up for bid in Part 2 of the Books and Manuscripts sale at Turner Auctions + Appraisals.
Other letters and documents in the group include a typed letter by Theodore Roosevelt on White House stationery, a legal document signed by Alexander Hamilton, Jr., and a French letter dated 1704. Books from the sale include a signed volume from the personal library of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) and a sammelband of 33 English plays. Beyond books and documents, collectors will find map plates from the Planisphaerium Ptolemaicum series, a large French postcard album from the 1700s, a French patent of nobility for Cajetau-Louis-Antoine de Carrara, and more. View any of these lots and register to bid by visiting Turner Auctions + Appraisals.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (206)
# of Lots:206
Price Range:$40 - $2,000
Interesting lots include:
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|A signed volume from the personal library of Samuel Clemens: Liveing, Henry G. D. The Records of Romsey Abbey|| Estimate: |
|A sammelband of 33 English plays|| Estimate: |
|Roosevelt, Theodore. 1919-1858. A typed letter signed on White House stationery|| Estimate: |
|1900s Large French Postcard Album with Cards|| Estimate: |
|Einstein, Albert. Typed letter signed on Einstein's personal blind-embossed Princeton, New Jersey letterhead|| Estimate: |