Series P02-C - Personal and family materials
Level of description: Series
Language of materials: English, German, French


Date Range1883 - 2006
Quantity 19 items
ProvenanceRiviere, Joan Hodgson (1883-1962) née Verrall, psychoanalyst
Description

Material concerning the lives of Joan Riviere and her family, including personal letters and diaries and information about the Verrall family history.

ArrangedChronologically, then genealogical material placed last

Inventory Listing

P02-C-01 Diaries of Anna Verrall, Joan Riviere's mother

Level of description: File
Language of materials: English

The documents diary written retrospectively in 1886 to cover 1881 to 1893 (at the end is a list of wedding presents and a more detailed account of the first few months of her daughter Joan's life) (loose inserts include an accounts of the decline in health and of death of Hugh Verrall in 1909, and other diary pages); diary, 1894-1909; diary, 1909-1917 (loose inserts include later diary notes, 1920, 1931; travel diary, 1903-1908 (loose inserts include a list of art viewed in Florence, photograph of Nannie [?] in St Moritz, 1890, diary notes for 1917, 1919, 1922); pocket diary with brief entries, 1939.

Theses documents provide a real insight into the life of a Victorian/Edwardian lady, as well as providing information on society in Hove and Brighton during that time. Specific matters covered include the marriage of Hugh John Verrall and Anna Hodgson in 1881; balls and 'At Homes'; visitors; births of children; illnesses; holidays; pastimes.

Creator Riviere, Joan Hodgson (1883-1962) née Verrall, psychoanalyst
Date range 1886 - 1939    Quantity 2 folders; 5 items
Inventory Identifier P02-C-01 Box Number 20 Series P02-C
P02-C-02 Personal letters

Level of description: File
Language of materials: English, German

One draft and one copy of personal letters from Riviere to Herr Bode (c1902); a letter to Riviere from her mother agreeing the sale of possessions (1909); an incomplete letter from Riviere to her mother and sister (1922); a postcard sent from Madrid by Riviere to Mrs P S Florence of Lord's Wood, Marlow Common (possibly 1957).

Creator Riviere, Joan Hodgson (1883-1962) née Verrall, psychoanalyst
Control CRB/F07/041, CRC/F02/008-011,
Date range c. 1902 - 1957?, one item undated; one item with date unclear    Quantity 5 items
Inventory Identifier P02-C-02 Box Number 20 Series P02-C
P02-C-03 Written chronology of Joan Riviere's life, 1905 to 1919

Level of description: Item
Language of materials: English

A list written by Riviere recording significant events in her life, covering her marriage, the birth of her child Diana, her breakdown and times spent in a sanatorium, the start of her analysis with Ernest Jones, the dates she began to work with patients and her activities before, during and after First World War.

Creator Riviere, Joan Hodgson (1883-1962) née Verrall, psychoanalyst
Control CRC/F01/001-015
Date range nd    Quantity 1 item
Inventory Identifier P02-C-03 Box Number 20 Series P02-C
P02-C-04 Photocopy of probate copy of the will of Joan Riviere

Level of description: Item
Language of materials: English
Creator Riviere, Joan Hodgson (1883-1962) née Verrall, psychoanalyst
Date range 1962, date of probate; date of copy unknown    Quantity 1 item
Inventory Identifier P02-C-04 Box Number 20 Series P02-C
P02-C-05 Notes on the life of Diana Riviere by Athol Hughes

Level of description: Item
Language of materials: English

Notes written by Dr Hughes based on interviews with Diana Riviere. This item was received in the archives by email and printed onto archival quality paper.

Creator Riviere, Joan Hodgson (1883-1962) née Verrall, psychoanalyst
Date range 2006    Quantity 1 item
Inventory Identifier P02-C-05 Box Number 20 Series P02-C
P02-C-06 Information on the Verrall family history

Level of description: File
Language of materials: English, French

Two letters to Joan Riviere regarding the Verrall coat of arms and a photocopy of a history of the Verrall family published by the Sussex Archaelogical Society. Also included are photocopies from biographical dictionaries of entries for the artists Briton Riviere and Hugh Goldwin Riviere (father- and brother-in-law of Joan Riviere) and Reginald Eves, who painted Joan Riviere's portrait.

Creator Riviere, Joan Hodgson (1883-1962) née Verrall, psychoanalyst
Control CRC/F02/016, CRC/F02/017, CRC/F04/001
Date range 1954 - 1989, some material undated    Quantity 6 items
Inventory Identifier P02-C-06 Box Number 20 Series P02-C

Published by the Archives of the British Psychoanalytical Society,
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Listed by Allie Dillon and Joanne Halford
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