EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955. Carbon Copy of a Letter to William Farrington ANNOTATED AND DIAGRAMMED in ink and pencil by Einstein describing in mathematical detail the action of force on the earth's crust,

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 37
EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955.
Carbon Copy of a Letter to William Farrington ANNOTATED AND DIAGRAMMED in ink and pencil by Einstein describing in mathematical detail the action of force on the earth's crust,

US$ 12,000 - 18,000
£ 9,900 - 15,000
EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955.
Carbon Copy of a Letter to William Farrington ANNOTATED AND DIAGRAMMED in ink and pencil by Einstein describing in mathematical detail the action of force on the earth's crust, 2 pp, rectos only, letter dated January 14, 1954, folds;
WITH: Typed Note Signed ("A. Einstein") to Charles Hapgood, 1 p, personal letterhead embossed with 112 Mercer St address, January, 16, 1954, centerfold.

ANNOTATED, AND HIGHLY SCIENTIFIC LETTER ON THE EARTH'S SHIFTING CRUST. Showing an application of his scientific mind outside of physics, Einstein wrote to geologist William Farrington at MIT describing in great scientific detail how the ideas put forth by Charles Hapgood about the shifting of the earth's crust are plausible. Here he forwards the Farrington letter to Hapgood, inserting in ink and pencil the scientific diagrams and equations in making his argument. In 1958, Hapgood published his Earth's Shifting Crust, which utilized as an introduction a foreword Einstein had provided for him in May of 1954, shortly after this exchange. It was not until the 1960's that the idea of continental drift took root at large in the scientific community, overriding the ideas which Hapgood put forth. A fascinating look at the breadth of Einstein's knowledge and mind, reinforcing his idea that "All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree" (Einstein, "Moral Decay," 1937).
Contacts
EINSTEIN, ALBERT. 1879-1955. Carbon Copy of a Letter to William Farrington ANNOTATED AND DIAGRAMMED in ink and pencil by Einstein describing in mathematical detail the action of force on the earth's crust,
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armour, Coins and Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Wine & Whisky

27.5% on the first $25,000 of the hammer price;
26% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $25,000 up to and including $1,000,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $1,000,000 up to and including $6,000,000;
and 14.5% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of $6,000,000.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card for returning clients only. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

If you have requested a shipping quote, we will send this to you via email within 5 business days of the auction ending.

Please note our shipping quotes are bespoke and require special care and handling from our team and shippers. Shipping will be booked after payment is received. Please allow 7-14 business days from the time of booking for packing and dispatch, depending on your chosen shipping method. If your purchase is time sensitive, or you wish to explore other options, please see our list of alternative third party shippers in New York and Los Angeles who may be able to assist you.

If you have any questions, please contact our Client Services team.

App