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Havelock Ellis Correspondence


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Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939

Havelock Ellis was a British medical doctor, pioneering sexologist, and prolific author.

The collection consists of 12 letters by Ellis, the pioneering sexologist and prolific author, to Mrs. William B. D. Field, and three drafts of Mrs. Field's letters to Ellis. The letters discuss Mrs. Field's trip to Russia and her proposed book on its social, sexual, and political conditions and birth control, and offer advice on writing.

Also included is a photograph of Ellis in his Sussex garden, and a carbon typescript of Mrs. Field's article "The New Father," written by her in response to a chapter entitled "The New Mother" in Ellis' book More Essays of Love and Virtue.

This collection was purchased from David J. Holmes, Autographs, in 1999.

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Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

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Collection Inventory

Letters to Mrs. William B. D. Field I, 1931. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters to Mrs. William B. D. Field II, 1932. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Letters from Mrs. William B. D. Field, 1931. 1 folder.
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1 folder

"The New Father" by Mrs. William B. D. Field Transcript, 1931. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Photograph of Ellis Havelock, undated. 1 folder.
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1 folder

Miscellaneous Material, 1931-1939. 1 folder.
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1 folder

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