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January 6, 1954

Dear Professor Einstein:

I have carefully put into writing my lecture before the Forum of the Graduate Students here (October 14, 1953). Doing so I was guided by the desire to place it before you for reading.

In the written form I have considerably shortened the archaeological and geological parts of my address; but I have elaborated on the astronomical part of it to a greater length than I did orally. Before submitting this paper to you I have asked Professor Lloyd Motz of the Astronomy Department of Columbia University to check its factual statements.

I am aware of the great demand on your time made by various authors; therefore have my sincerest thanks for agreeing to read this paper.

Cordially yours,

Immanuel Velikovsky