HERMAN MULLER, MABEL MULLER, NORMAN STIENHARDT MULLER
Title: 1916 - 1924 SUPER, ORIGINAL ARCHIVE OF GERMAN AND ENGLISH LETTERS BETWEEN BERLIN AND NEW YORK RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF ALBERT EINSTEIN
Book Condition: Good
Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall
Publisher: BERLIN GERMANY BROOKLYN NEW YORK  1916
Seller ID: 0002148
On offer is a simply fascinating archive of 1916 -1924 manuscript letters, journals and related ephemera of a German-Jewish family with extended family in America. The family included Herman Muller, the father, Mabel the mother and their son Norman plus others that are mentioned include are Uncle Sammy and Grossmama. The family was split between Berlin Germany and Brooklyn New York and Switzerland laater. The group has approximately 90 separate letters equally divided between English and German. There are also letters from a Julius Nickelsburg a family friend. There are another largish group of separate items from school journals to identity papers from Germany included. With the backdrop of World War I and the inherent knowledge of current day readers that World War II is over a not too distant horizon makes for some gripping reading. Add to this that the family is connected to Professor Albert Einstein [anecdotally we have learned that Mabel Muller was an administrative assistant to Einstein but we cannot confirm this] and he is mentioned at least 3 times that a casual read has noted. The references also seem quite intimate [Einstein sent them a letter of condolence regarding the death of Herman we believe in 1927 is mentioned in a letter] leading credence to the aforementioned association. We suspect that the German side of the correspondence may hold some more Einstein mentions. Here are some snippets from the three letters mentioning Einstein: Feb .17th 1927; From Mabel Muller on the death of her husband Herman, she mentions going to Temple and receiving 150 letters of condolence many from Doctors in Germany in this 3 page letter there is an entry on the second page "Prof. Einstein Letter". For Einstein to have sent a letter of condolence he must have known the family. Yet another letter from Norman's Grandmother mentions Einstein's visit to New York. Writing to Norman Muller in Germany; April 8th 1921 'We are surprised it will take so long for your examination we were in hopes that it would be sooner, Prof Einstein and wife are here now, I cannot explain to you, what a big fuss and lots of attentions the Americans are giving him, big big honors, big receptions by the city and big dinners by the rich people over here. Many times Sammy and Alice are invited also, and he does look so peculiar, but the people do not care for that because he is so highly educated. We are in hopes now soon to have peace with Germany, which I think will be soon.' Then: Berlin Wed Sept 27th 1922 'It is very nice of Mrs. Wallach to send those papers, some time you must write a letter of thanks also should note yesterday I met Prof Einstein, he was glad to see me, I was wishing you were here.' There are seven journals from a University or college in Germany one titled Physik another titled "No Stem- Mu" in differential calculus; others journals are from a French course, and yet others have more advanced calculus and Math problems one has the name of Norman Stienhardt Muller on the front the cover. Also Included are many intriguing calling cards written in German, They belonged to different German Doctors for example: Dr. Paul Herzberg , Dr, Otto Ollendorff, Dr Oscar Salomom, Dr, Leimforfer. Interestingly one of the calling cards mentions in pencil that the individuals were murdered in Auschwitz during the holocaust (Herr und Frau Alexander Contizer). Overall G+.
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