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Einstein, Albert
TYPED LETTER SIGNED TO HUGO GERNSBACK, PUBLISHER OF THE FIRST SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE, JANUARY 20, 1943
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Einstein, Albert
TYPED LETTER SIGNED TO HUGO GERNSBACK, PUBLISHER OF THE FIRST SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE, JANUARY 20, 1943
Estimate
10,00015,000
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Einstein, Albert
TYPED LETTER SIGNED TO HUGO GERNSBACK, PUBLISHER OF THE FIRST SCIENCE FICTION MAGAZINE, JANUARY 20, 1943
1 page (10 3/4 x 8 3/8 in.) signed "A. Einstein in English, on personal stationary blind-stamped with Einstein's home address on Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ; creasing where previously folded, some toning to edges, ink mark in upper margin, not affecting text.
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Catalogue Note

EINSTEIN REPLYING TO A REQUEST OF GERNSBACK'S REGARDING NIKOLA TESLA. Gernsback wrote a series of articles related to Tesla and his inventions.  The present letter, dated January 21, 1943, was written less than two weeks after Tesla's death on January 7, 1943, in response to a request of Gernsback's.  The letter reads in full: 

"Dear Sir:

I thank you very much for the photograph of Nikola Tesla's death mask. I would be glad to comply with your wish But I feel that I am not sufficiently acquainted with the life work of Tesla to write an appreciation."

Tesla's autobiography, My Inventions (1919), first appeared as a six-part series in the Electrical Experimenter, a magazine published by Hugo Gernsback. The publisher contributed an introduction to the autobiography, and it would seem that his interest in the inventor persisted over the decades.   

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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