Contents and Arrangement

Photograph: Sailing, Einstein and Friend, undated

1 folder

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of Fantova's collection of Albert Einstein material, as well as some of her own personal papers. Included are 28 letters and 15 poems (all in German) from the late 1940s by Einstein to her; Fantova's "Gespräche mit Einstein" ("Conversations with Einstein") manuscript; and 57 undated (mostly black-and-white) photographs of Einstein, and a few other unidentified people and places, most of which were taken later in life. Also present are photostatic copies of several Einstein manuscripts in German, "Zur Einheitlichen Feldtheorie" (incomplete), "Die Struktur des Continuum," and miscellaneous fragments and letters; a poem, "Tiger an Hanne" (1945), by Margot Einstein; and correspondence (1957-1958) between Hanna Fantova and Leo Perlman about Einstein's estate.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Photograph: Sailing, Einstein and Friend; Hanna Fantova Collection of Albert Einstein, C0703, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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