21-02-1914 Freud to Jones



21 February 1914 Vienna

Dear Jones,

I had no particular reason to send you this famous warning at the time of my last letter. By giving you the back of my mind, This con-cern has arisen among others, and I have expressed. I am happy to answer your.

From, Loe you wrote, I know, so I do not have to give you fresh news, but I will soon, soon as it can be examined by a urologist. The young couple behaves well. As far as I can guess, future arrangements depend in large part on the state of the kidney, of which will be determined next week.

Enclosed clippings of British Medical Journal that interested me at the highest point, and passing Wells, about which you can without difficulty make a note for your review Varia, the Magazine. A mon sens, two exhaust pent-Wells : the father's murder and the origin of taboos, but as a piece of scientific divination, it can pass (1).

I have now completed the two Beiträge historical sense(3). They are quite incisive, and, I hope, not too boring. Sheets (70 pages !) tion are kept in Ferenczi, then they will go to Abraham, and from there to the printer by; you the first tests of their output. I hesitate to make the manuscript more travel land and sea. There will be time for your comments and suggestions.

You overestimate the pig, Windows, sharing his assumption on Sadger. Jung was simply no other contribution Vienna, and he would have accepted any other. If you want my advice, do not pay attention to his criticisms of your articles.

The big event of the last few days, is the Rectoralsrede [speech rec-torate] de Jelgersma (Leyde), on the analysis of dreams(3), letter addressed to me and brochure, about which, I am sure, you had to learn enough to time it is. This is the first official recognition by a university. (14 years !)

I'm ready to attack, tomorrow, Narcissism(4).

With all my affection, your


(1) In H. G. Wells, Mankind in the Making, ed. rev., London, Chapman & Hall, 1914, p. 291-296, it is considered taboo issue of a phenomenon partly instinctual, and partly related to the development. But it is difficult to say whether this is what Freud refers. Anyway, passing Wells was not reproduced in Magazine. In The Outline of History, 3and eds., New York, Macmillan, 1923, p. 92-105, Wells deeper issue and cites the work of Freud, de Young et de Frazer.

(2) Freud (1914d)

(3) G. Jelgersma, Unconscious mental life : Lecture, held for 339. Anniversary of the University of Leiden on 9. February 1914, published as a supplement to the Magazine (1914). See also Jones (1955 a, p. 105; 1955 b, p. 118).

(4) Freud (1914 c).

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