ALS in pencil in German, signed “Albert,” one page both sides, 5.25 x 8.5, postmarked August 6, 1926. Letter to Swiss-Italian engineer and close friend Michele Besso, in full (translated): "I can well understand that, in view of these sad circumstances, you are not able to leave. I believe that this is what I must deduce from your telegram, which arrived here slightly truncated. We decided that we should go directly to Zurich now, since the weather is always uncertain. At best, we might still hike the Furka. We gave up on the Rawil. We are not yet certain about it, though. I will stay in Zurich at least until the 14th. If you like, we could meet somewhere between Zurich and Bern, maybe in Aarau or Burgdorf, if you want to do that and are not coming to Zurich anyway. In that case, write me at Huttenstr. 62. We will arrive in Zurich around Tuesday evening. At any rate, it would be nice if we could still see each other one more time. I am so terribly sorry for Rosa; she is such an admirable person, and she must suffer so much. Affectionate regards to you and Anna." In fine condition. Accompanied by the original mailing envelope addressed in Einstein's hand. Furka and Rawil are alpine passes that connect the Bemese and Valais Alps.
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