Education: Wesleyan's Treasure

At Wesleyan University, for safekeeping, photographing and occasional exhibiting, arrived last week eight pages of cramped and cryptic handwriting. The bushywooled savant whose pen had scratched, squiggled, crossed out and corrected was no less a personage than Germany's Albert Einstein. These pages were the original manuscript of his Zur Ein-heitlichen Feld-Theorie (TIME, Feb. 18).

Donors of the manuscript were Trustees George Willets Davison (Central Union Trust Co., Manhattan) and Albert W. Johnston. To procure it Trustee Davison had sent his bank's Berlin representatives to Frau Einstein with an offer to buy....

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