One letter penned by legendary physicist Albert Einstein recently was auctioned in Jerusalem for $103,700. It was not published who is the buyer of the letter.
Einstein wrote a letter about the theory of gravity in German in 1928 in Berlin, and sent it to his colleague, a mathematician.
The auction also sold other letters, autographs and photographs of Einstein, the Nobel Prize winner for physics in 1921, the total value of several thousand dollars.
“These letters reveal the complex personality of a great scientist,” said Winner’s auction house boss Gal Wiener.
Einstein’s manuscript message of “secret of happiness” was sold in Jerusalem in October 2017 for $1.56 million, while a letter was estimated between $5,000 and $8,000 before the auction.
In 1952, Einstein rejected the offer to be the first president of Israel. He was a member of the first board of the Hebrew University, and in that position he remained until his death in 1955.
The physicist had left his archive at that university, and there is the largest collection of his documents there, including the manuscript of the theory of relativity.