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Wittgenstein writes to Moritz Schlick in Berkeley  

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Envelope hand-addressed by Ludwig Wittgenstein, to Moritz Schlick

Wittgenstein, Ludwig

Cambridge, England




Autograph envelope, with both British and United States postage stamps. 9.5x12 cm (3¾x4¾").

Envelope addressed by one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century, sent during his tenure at Cambridge University to fellow Austrian philosopher Moritz Schlick, then serving as a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley. The envelope is addressed: "Professor M. Schlick/ Department of Philosophy/ University of California/ Berkeley, Cal./ U.S.A." It has a three halfpence canceled stamp, but that was evidently insufficient, and two 2-cent U.S. stamps are added as postage due, affecting the word "Professor." On the back of the envelope is the penciled date, "20 XI 31" (November 20, 1931).

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