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Letter from Albert Einstein to Francese Turnbull


Letter from Albert Einstein to Francese Turnbull. The correspondence accompanied a copy of Selig Hecht's book "Explaining the Atom." The letter is written on Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists Incorporated letterhead. Full transcription: April 29, 1947 Dear Miss Turnbull: I am glad to have the opportunity to send you the enclosed book, Explaining the Atom, but Selig Hecht, honorary vice-chairman of the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists. Dr. Hecht has succeeded in giving, clearly and simply, an authoritative account of the scientific steps, both theoretical and experimental, that have led to our present knowledge of nuclear fission. I believe also that from this book the discerning reader can gain the information necessary to form an independent opinion on the practical problems of atomic energy confronting the world today. Remembering your concern for these problems, and your interest in the work of our Committee, I hope that you may also share my admiration and respect for this distinguished book. With kind regards, Faithfully yours, A. Einstein AE/ef




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MS 1101


8.5 x 11 inches


1 page

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