318
318
Einstein, Albert
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
318
Einstein, Albert
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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Einstein, Albert
Typed letter in German signed ("A. Einstein"), 1 page (11 x 8 1/2 in.; 280 x 215 mm) on letterhead with the embossed Mercer Street address above, Princeton, New Jersey, 9 April 1947, to Dr. Carl Frankenstein in Jerusalem; formerly folded. Cream cloth folding-case, gilt-stamped red leather title label on spine, English translation laid in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's, 17 November 1983, lot 247 (unnamed consignor)

Catalogue Note

Einstein comments on Jung.

Carl Frankenstein migrated to Palestine from Germany in 1935, and was a leading figure in the school of education at the Hebrew University, specializing in child psychology. He had evidently written to Einstein, looking for a contact sympathetic to Jungian psycho-analysis in the United States, possibly for work.

Einstein responds with encouragement, "I can well imagine that a specialty such as the one you mention, would find quite a lot of support. Personally, however, I always felt Jung to be a horror, and I never believed in his integrity, but found that he aways fished in muddy waters with a great deal of subtle aptitude. In any event, this is a good field of opportunity for Psycho-analysts, and you are the kind of man who will make friends where ever you go. However, I don't know anyone who represents Jung's point of view, and as a result, I am unable to provide you with the desired contact."

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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New York