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    Sale 2446 | Lot 187
    Price Realized: $1,625With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2446 Lot 187

      (SCIENTISTS.) EINSTEIN, ALBERT. Typed Letter Signed, "A. Einstein," to President of the Mark Twain Society Cyril Clemens, declining his invitation to attend a meeting. 1/2 page, 4to, personal embossed stationery; double-sided cello tape at lower edge recto, faint toning at edges, horizontal folds. Princeton, 16 July 1947

      Estimate $1,000 - 2,000

      "Thank you very much for your invitation to address your meeting in November. Unfortunately, poor health does not permit me anymore to accept to accept [sic] such invitations."
      Cyril C. Clemens (1902-1999) founded the International Mark Twain Society in 1923; he was also Twain's third cousin twice removed.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,625

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