At the End of His Life, Albert Einstein Writes Check to His Beloved Hebrew University

January 13, 1955

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At the End of His Life, Albert Einstein Writes Check to His Beloved Hebrew University
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      Nothing in his life, Einstein said, gave him such pleasure as helping found The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. It was a cause that from the very beginning had his full support. Although he began his work for the university by asking others for money, here, at the end of his life, he gives it his own money, with this check written three months before his death.

      Einstein did more than raise and give money to build Hebrew University, however – valuable though that was. He served on its Board, spoke at its inauguration, and bequeathed all of his papers to it.


      Check Signed, partially-printed and accomplished in manuscript, drawn on the Princeton Bank and Trust Company in the amount of ten dollars, payable to The American Friends of the Hebrew University; 1 page, Princeton, New Jersey, January 13, 1955.
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      SINCE 1834

      PRINCETON BANK AND TRUST COMPANY

      55-303
      312

      PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY  January 13th 1955      NO. 135

      PAY TO THE
      ORDER OF The American Friends of the Hebrew University    1000/00

      Ten------ 00/00  DOLLARS

      MEMBER FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

      Insured against fraudulent alteration
      PAT'D TODD BANKERS SUPPLY 


      ALBERT EINSTEIN

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      [...] TO THE ORDER OF ANY
      BANK, BANKER  OR TRUST COMPANY
      OR THROUGH THE 
      NEW YORK CLEARING HOUSE
      PRIOR ENDORSEMENTS GUARANTEED

      JAN 24  55  4434

      CHEMICAL BANK & TRUST COMPANY
      CORN EXCHANGE BANK TRUST CO.
      CHEMICAL CORN EXCHANGE BANK
      1-12      NEW YORK      1-12


      PAY TO THE ORDER OF
      CORN EXCHANGE BANK TRUST CO.
      AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY, INC. 
      GENERAL ACCOUNT

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