Albert Einstein Tells Cyril Clemens He Consents to Having a Street Named After Him - But That's All

March 25, 1939

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Albert Einstein Tells Cyril Clemens He Consents to Having a Street Named After Him - But That's All
Typed Letter Signed
1 page | SMC 1781

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      Here Einstein responds to Mark Twain’s third cousin once removed, concerning an honorary street, and a proposed speech. Yes, Einstein tells Cyril Clemens, the indefatigable promoter of his famous relative, he is willing to have a street “in your city” named after him, but no, he is unwilling to appear at “your dedication” or deliver the proposed address. His health, Einstein explains, no longer permits his participation in such occasions.



      Typed Letter Signed (“A. Einstein”), in German, 1 page, quarto, on his personal letterhead, 112 Mercer Street, Princeton, New Jersey, March 25, 1939. To Cyril Clemens.
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