Einstein suggests Ross contact Zangger directly “especially as I will be soon travelling to America (Princeton)".
Professor Julius Stenzel, a classical philologist and philosopher, was a member of a disciplinary committee that had expelled some Nazi students from the university in 1930. In 1933, he was transferred to the University of Halle where he died two years later. The letter is estimated at £4,000-6,000.
Two typed letters signed by Winston Churchill are estimated at £800-1200 each. The first, dated Whitehall Place, May 1918, references Churchill’s recommendation that Ross be given an OBE. The second, dated Downing Street, December 1942, offers thanks for a copy of America: The Story of a Free People “which has been so kindly dedicated to me as well as to President Roosevelt” by the two authors [Allan Nevins and Henry Steele Commager].“
Offered as one lot are six wartime typed letters from Charles de Gaulle. Variously dated between August 1940 - September 1944 and written from Carlton Gardens, London and Paris, in the earliest letter the leader of the Free French invites Ross to sit on the Patronage Committee of recently established Association of Friends of French Volunteers. In the last he thanks Ross for his kind words saying: "Testimonials from friends like you are particularly valuable to me. That they come from England adds even more value". The group is expected to bring £1,000-1,200.
Among the most valuable of the documents is one carrying the autograph of the Chinese Republic politician Chiang Kai-shek. Written in Chinese script, with a contemporary translation, it offers his thanks for the hospitality shown by the university to the Chinese Mission to Oxford university and hoped the visit will help strengthen Sino-British cultural relationship (estimate: £3,000-4,000).