A one page typed letter signed at the conclusion in thin black pen by Albert Einstein.

The one page typed 7″ x 9.5″ letter, dated July 13, 1938, with typed letterhead from Nassau Point, Peconic, Long Island New York. Addressed to Frau Alice Kohn, Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society, Pleasantville, NY.

Einstein informs Ms. Kohn that he will help her fiance, the former editor of Berlin’s “Das Judishe Magazin”, to enter America by obtaining affidavits from a friend, whom he refers to as “an old Miser”.

The letter reads in part: “I have in favor your fiance respective to his affidavits on an attempt undertaken on an old miser… I cannot get involved with an interview…”.

The letter is written in German.

Overall in fine condition with horizontal folds, discoloration & handling wear.

Einstein is writing from his summer vacation at the beach, where he loved to sail his clunky 15-foot sailboat named “Tinef” (Yiddish for “junk”) in Little Peconic Bay.

Sold with Certificates of Authenticity from both The Autograph Source (Lifetime Guarantee) and independent third-party authenticator Beckett Authentication Services (BAS).


The Hebrew Sheltering Guardian Society was founded in 1879 with a female president and an all-female board to care for destitute children, orphaned or not.