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Einstein's personal letters auctioned for more than $420,000

The 27 Einstein letters were in both English and German and written longhand and on a typewriter

A selection of rare and intimate letters from Albert Einstein on everything from God to his son's geometry studies and a little toy steam engine were auctioned Thursday for more than $420,000, far exceeding pre-sale estimates.

The 27 Einstein letters were in both English and German and written longhand and on a typewriter.

Amassed over decades by a private collector, the letters represented one of the largest caches of Einstein's personal writings ever offered for sale.

At the Profiles in History auction, they brought in a total of $420,625, including $62,500 paid for Einstein's letter to his son discussing the connection between his theory of relativity and the atomic bomb.

Source: Fox News

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