Family frustrations of Albert Einstein revealed in bitter letter to estranged wife

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The hand written missive to first wife Mileva Maric accuses her of not passing on his letters to his children and deals with her complaints that he was not paying enough towards his family's upkeep.

The letter, in German, is dated 12th December 1914, but the couple were not divorced until Valentine's Day 1919.

The theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize winner famed for his theory of relativity married Mileva Maric on 6th January 1903.

They had three children, a daughter, Lieserl, and two sons, Hans Albert and Eduard.

In the early years of their marriage Einstein praised Maric's strength and independence but the pair had an acrimonious split.

He speaks of his grievances in the two page letter to her accusing Maric of not passing on his letters to his children.

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