Albert Einstein letter to John Galambos

Albert Einstein letter to John Galambos

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
Title: Albert Einstein letter to John Galambos
Dates: 1946 February 5
Quantity: 1.0 folder (1 letter)
Coll. Number: ms2953

Biographical/Historical Note

In an effort to be admitted to medical school in 1948, Dr. John Galambos wrote to Albert Einstein, who had been helpful to Jewish students in America. Dr. Einstein's reply left Galambos with little hope, indicating it was unlikely a Jewish boy would be admitted to a medical school in the South. However, Dr. Galambos proved Einstein wrong by graduating from Emory University Medical School and later becoming a renowned gastroenterologist.


Scope and Content Note

A letter (typed, in German, signed) written by Albert Einstein dated February 5, 1946 with accompanying mailing envelope. In the letter, Einstein is conferring with John Galambos about prospects for obtaining a scholarship to medical school. The letter and enevelope are in very good condition.


Index Terms

Correspondence
Galambos, John
Jews--Georgia--History.
Medicine--Scholarships, fellowships, etc.
Physicians--Correspondence.

Existence and Location of Originals note

Original letter located in vault; reference copy available.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Albert Einstein letter to John Galambos, ms 2953. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

A reference copy is available. Permission is required to view the original letter.


Related Material

Related materials in this repository: MS 2891 Albert Einstein letter, 1947 February 15.


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
BoxFolder
11Letter (photocopy), 1946 February 5