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Lot #242
Albert Einstein

To his longtime friend and leader of the Emergency Rescue Committee

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To his longtime friend and leader of the Emergency Rescue Committee

TLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 7 x 7, blind-stamped personal letterhead, November 22, 1945. Short letter to Dr. Frank Kingdon. In full: “I am gladly willing to receive Mr. Kingsley. But I must say that I cannot imagine in what respect I would be able to help him in his endeavour.” Double-matted and framed with a portrait of Einstein to an overall size of 19 x 13. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Kingdon, the letter’s recipient, was the president of the University of Newark and an outspoken anti-Nazi detractor since 1929, and led antiwar, anti-fascist rallies at the college. In 1940, he became the first chairman of the Emergency Rescue Committee formed to aid European refugees. Two years later, Kingdon’s Emergency Rescue Committee merged with Einstein’s International Relief Association to create the International Rescue Committee. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.

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  • Auction Title: Rare Manuscript, Document & Autograph
  • Dates: #436 - Ended September 10, 2014

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