TLS signed “A. Einstein,” one page, 7.5 x 9.5, Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists letterhead, April 24, 1947. Letter to F. J. Koster. In full: “I send you my sincere thanks and those of my colleagues on the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists for the generous check in support of our work recently received from you through the Crocker Bank. I am grateful for the encouragement given our campaign by the meetings held recently in San Francisco. The resulting financial support should make possible a considerable extension of our work in California.” Attractively double-matted and framed with a portrait of Einstein to an overall size of 22.5 x 18.5. In fine condition, with intersecting folds. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.
Einstein personally established the Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists to warn the public of the dangers associated with the development of nuclear weapons, promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and ultimately work towards world peace. The committee consisted of eight prominent figures, all of whom had been directly or indirectly involved in the creation of the atomic bomb; four had worked directly on the Manhattan Project. Most members gave lecture tours throughout the country to promote their message of peace, one of which seems to have inspired a San Franciscan audience member to donate to their cause. A wonderful letter demonstrative of Einstein’s political voice in the wake of a chaos caused by science. RR Auction COA.