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Einstein Mss on Relativity Auctioned for War Ponds, Will Go to Library of Congress

The historic manuscript of Dr. Albert Einstein’s world-shaking theory of relativity and the manuscript of a new, as yet unpublished paper on the famed physicist’s explorations into the cosmos were auctioned off here tonight as part of a monster Fourth War Loan rally sponsored by the Women’s City Club of Kansas city.

The manuscripts, which were obtained by the Book and Author Committee of the Fourth War Loan Drive through the National Refugee Service, will be presented to the Library of Congress under the provisions of the bidding. The auction was conducted by Clifton Fadiman, literary critic, who is on a bond selling tour of the nation together with novelists Fannie Hurst and Louis Bromfield, and Col. Carles Romulo who came cut of the Philippines with General MacArthur. Even before the auction opened bidding for the Einstein manuscripts had reached $6,500,000.

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