P04-C - Correspondence


Reference

P04-C

Date Range1872 - 1972 (esp. 1909-1914, 1920-1923, 1933-1936, 1951-1957)
Quantity20 boxes
ProvenanceJones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst
Description

Level of description: Series
Language of materials: English, German, French and other languages

Wide-ranging correspondence concerning personal, professional and political matters relating to Jones' role in the field of psychoanalysis. The collection contains correspondence with almost 700 individuals and institutions, many of whom were significant in the development of early psychoanalytic theory and the international psychoanalytic movement.

There is considerable correspondence regarding psychoanalytic theory, particulary with reference to patients analysed by Jones, Sigmund Freud and their colleagues. Also included are frequent references to the translation, publication and review of psychoanalytic journals and texts. There are discussions concerning the establishment, membership and organisation of the International Psychoanalytical Association, including arrangements for congresses and the workings of national and local psychoanalytical societies. Throughout the correspondence, there are also references to personal matters including relationships, family and health.

There are several peaks of letter-writing activity which broadly correspond to four major themes:

1909-1914: The early development of the psychoanalytic movement including the London Society and Freud's inner circle of colleagues (see also P04-B-B).
1920-1923: The development of the British Psychoanalytical Society, the IPA and the International Journal of Psychoanalysis (see also P04-B-B).
1933-1936: Arrangements for emigration of analysts from Europe during the rise of Nazism (see also P04-B-C-03).
1951-1957: Jones' research for his biography of Freud (see also P04-A-E).

The correspondence is arranged as follows; P04-C-A are Rundbriefe (circular letters) between the central executive of the IPA, discussing administrative issues and psychoanalytic theory. Following this is correspondence between Jones and a wide range of professional colleagues, friends, relations and other individuals and institutions. P04-C-B to P04-C-E contain files for named correspondents where the material is substantial or significant. The remaining correspondence is arranged alphabetically in P04-C-F to P04-C-H.

It should also be noted that Jones sometimes used the reverse side of letters as notepaper and so further items of correspondence can be found in P04-A-E, P04-A-F and P04-A-G.

Previous codes

CAA, CAB, CBA,-CBD, CCA, CDA, CEA-CEC, CFA-CFH, CGA, CHA, CHB, CHI, CJA, CJD, CKA, CKB, CLA, CMA-CMC, CNA, COA, CPA, CQA, CRA, CRB, CRR, CSA, CSB, CSD, CTA, CVA, CWA, CYA, CZA, G07/BB-BD, G07/BF, G07/BJ, G07/BK, G09/BA

ArrangedRundbriefe, then named correspondents, then A-Z files
Related Series
Sub Series

P04-C-A  Rundbriefe 1920 - 1936

P04-C-B  Named correspondence: Abraham - Eitingon 1911 - 1958

P04-C-C  Named correspondence: Federn - Jung 1901 - 1972

P04-C-D  Named correspondence: Klein - Putnam 1909 - 1957

P04-C-E  Named correspondence: Rado - Winterstein 1910 - 1968

P04-C-F  A-Z correspondence: A - F 1899 - 1967

P04-C-G  A-Z correspondence: G - N 1899 - 1967

P04-C-H  A-Z correspondence: O - Z and unidentified 1899 - 1967


Published by the Archives of the British Psychoanalytical Society,
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