Oct 22, 2015 - Sale 2394

Sale 2394 - Lot 103

Price Realized: $ 3,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
"I . . . HOPE TO PLUNGE AGAIN IN THE NUCLEAR BUZNESS ON MY ARRIVAL" (SCIENTISTS.) GAMOW, GEORGE. Autograph Letter Signed, "g. gamow," to American physicist Samuel Abraham Goudsmit, in English, thanking him for advice on dealing with American officials, suggesting that he visit Copenhagen, noting that the absence of [Niels] Bohr last month prevented him from doing much physics, and looking forward to beginning work at Ann Arbor. 1 page, 4to; minor soiling at left edge, folds. Copenhagen, 6 June 1934

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"Thank you very much for your . . . indications how to deal with american customers [customs] and passport-controllers. I will try to follow these indications . . . I am well educated by the corresponding officials on the russian fron[t]ier.
"It is so extremely pity [sic] that I will not see you in Ann-Arbor but I hope that we shall meet in some other point of the earth surface. . . .
"I have not done much physics last month (Bohr was away to Russia and we mainly spend the time on the strand [beach] and in cinema) but hope to plunge again in the nuclear buzness on my arrival to Ann-Arbor."