Heritage Auctions presents a selection of historical manuscripts and documents in their upcoming sale. One highlight is a letter that Albert Einstein sent to his friend Michele Besso. The two-page letter, accompanied by a four-page reply from Besso, includes the original envelope. An engineer and colleague, Besso was a close friend of Einstein and helped him develop many of his ideas about special relativity. Einstein’s signed letter, written in German, addresses issues associated with the unified field theory, also showing a handwritten equation. Several letters written by Einstein addressed to his assistant Ernst Straus will be included as well.
Signed documents from American leaders such as John F. Kennedy, George Washington, and William Henry Harrison are also available. Kennedy’s uncensored campaign notes, which were used as a form of communication with his staff while he suffered from laryngitis, are particularly highlighted. The 98 handwritten pages by Kennedy describe his campaign plans and philosophies. A presentation copy of the Constitution of the United States and a letter typed by Helen Keller are other notable lots. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid online on Heritage Auctions.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (332)
# of Lots:332
Price Range:$400 - $35,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Albert Einstein autograph letter signed A.E.||
|ohn F. Kennedy uncensored campaign notes made while suffering from laryngitis.||
|George Washington autograph letter signed Go: Washington.||
|William Henry Harrison letter signed Willm Henry Harrison||
|Presentation copy of the Constitution of the United States||
|Abraham Lincoln four languages ship's papers signed Abraham Lincoln.||
|Charles Darwin autograph letter signed Ch. Darwin.||
|Helen Keller typed letter signed Helen Keller.||
- Books, Manuscripts & Archives
- Abraham Lincoln four languages ship's papers
- Albert Einstein
- Charles Darwin
- Ernst Straus
- George Washington
- Helen Keller
- Historical Manuscripts
- John F. Kennedy
- Michele Besso
- William Henry Harrison
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