Brilliant American physicist (1904-1967) who directed the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and who spearheaded the Manhattan Project, leading to the development of the first atomic bomb. TLS, one page, 5.5 x 6.5, The Institute for Advanced Study letterhead, May 9, 1962. Letter to Newsweek editor Edwin Diamond, in part: "Thank you for your good note, and thank you for sending me your really excellent analysis in Newsweek. It is not clear to me that I know anything at all that will be helpful to you, but if you are willing to try, so am I." In fine condition. Accompanied by TLSs by John Glenn and George McGovern, also addressed to Diamond.
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