Peter Ross finds it hard to believe that Einstein and Noether didn't meet. I do, too, hence our shared interest in a note that the two hadn't met. Peter suggested that I may have more information on this matter.
I contacted the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin, and that office forwarded my inquiry to the College archivist, who kindly responded this morning. Some of the files of the office of the Bryn Mawr Alumnae Bulletin at the time of my correspondence (between 1968 and 1972) have since been moved to the Bryn Mawr Archives. The files now in the Archives were checked. Neither a copy of the letter sent to me about the note, nor the note itself, were located.
My Noether files are stored off-campus during a building-renovation. I'm pretty sure I could find the letter in question and will delighted to try if someone asks. Arrangements would have to be made, as the storage building is kept locked, and the "Noether boxes" are among hundreds of boxes belonging to other faculty.
As the quotation in Peter's message suggests, the note that "Mr. Einstein had never met Miss Noether," was written by someone who may have been upset about the New York Times's response to an obituary note received from Weyl. Weyl's oft quoted memorial address at Bryn Mawr and gratefully received there, had just been delivered on April 26, 1935, and the Times's article, written by Einstein, appeared on May 4, 1935. As reported in Brewer and Smith, page 52:
(According to one source, Weyl sent an obituary note to the Times, and the Times reacted, "Who is Weyl - have Einstein write something, as he is the mathematician recognized by the world." There was, at the time, some indignation about the Times' attitude regarding Weyl.)
Also in Brewer and Smith, page 48, is a translation (preceded by the German original of Einstein's letter dated January 8, 1935:
Frl. Dr. Emmy Noether undoubtedly possesses great creative talent, to an extent which cannot be justifiably said about many mathematicians of a generation. To enable her to continue her scientific work means, in my opinion, the fulfilling of a duty of honor and a genuine advancement of scientific research.
This was a letter addressed to Jacob Billikopf in support of continued financial support for Noether.
Einstein's letter calls to mind the repeated efforts by Weyl and others to ensure Noether's well-being, first at Goettingen, and then in America. A trace of Weyl's role is his sponsoring of Noether's membership in the American Mathematical Society. A copy of the AMS membership application, showing Noether's and Weyl's signatures, can be seen at