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This is a signed typed letter in German, signed “A. Einstein,” 8.5 x 11, blindstamped Princeton letterhead, dated June 26, 1946. The letter is to violinist Boris Schwarz, a professor of music at Queens College in New York. In full (translated): "I know the writer of the enclosed lines, the musician Walter Kaufmann, personally and consider it possible and desirable that he should come and that suitable work be provided for him. I think there is enough interest in oriental music here. The man also has great experience in musical radio operation. What do you think about it and what do you advise me to do for him?" In fine condition, with light perimeter toning, and a short tear to the bottom edge. Kaufmann, a noted composer, conductor, and musicologist, was especially well-known for his study of Asian music. He decided to leave Europe in the 1930s because of his Jewish ancestry, and traveled throughout India studying their music. He was unable to return to his native Prague after the war, as his family's fortune had been confiscated. Instead, he emigrated to Canada; after living and teaching there for several years, he ultimately settled in the United States and became a naturalized citizen in 1964.This item is 100% Authentic, it comes slabbed and authenticated by Beckett Authentication Services. The authenticity can be verified on Beckett Authentication Services website. There is some damage to the slab, please refer to photos for condition prior to purchase. Press Pass Collectibles only offers Authentic Autographs by Albert Einstein through Signings, In-Person Signings or Private Collections to include a 100% money back Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee.
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