Letter from Nikola Tesla to George Sylvester Viereck, December 17, 1934

Summary

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) is one of the greatest figures in the history of electrical power and telecommunications. In the early 1900s, the overworked inventor suffered a breakdown due to severe mental stress while trying to develop a method of wireless transmission of electric power. Tesla recounts his state of mind during this period in a 1934 letter to his friend, George Viereck.

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) is one of the greatest figures in the history of electrical power and telecommunications. In the early 1900s, the overworked inventor suffered a breakdown due to severe mental stress while trying to develop a method of wireless transmission of electric power. Tesla recounts his state of mind during this period in a 1934 letter to his friend, George Viereck.

Artifact

Letter (Correspondence)

Date Made

17 December 1934

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

67.64.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Handwriting
Printing (Process)

Dimensions

Length: 6.75 in

Width: 5.375 in

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