Havelock Ellis Correspondence
Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]
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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.
Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.
No appraisal information is available.
- Birth control -- Great Britain -- 20th century
- Sexologists -- Great Britain -- 20th century -- Correspondence
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