19-04-1914 Freud to Jones

19 April 1914

Vienna, IX. Berggasse 19

Dear Jones,

Thank you for your letter. I know you're very eager to hear from Loe. His condition is improving rapidly and reduces morphine. What you interpret as his "hatred" against you is true, but this is not the whole truth. I will share most of the cases when the treatment is complete. I hope you realize that, Despite this "hatred", you have no more faithful friend she, it always leads with great panache in real problems. The most I could betray, is that the reason for his aversion is identical to that of its commitment. The Jones family behaves in a manner very unfriendly and rude to her. But it was too much talk of accidents intimate your life together, it will be better to show less openness towards foreigners now.

I agree with your proposal for a meeting before the Congress1, but I would prefer that the dates are closer. It will be difficult to get away in May. You can learn more about this.

I'm pretty tired and ailing in recent weeks, and I think I'll try – doing nothing for some time. Brioni was a great moment of relaxation, but too short for a recovery; it will have served to highlight fatigue and weariness latent2.

I was surprised that you are provided you also my etching. I've heard the most contradictory judgments it has inspired. Ferenczi had great praise, Abraham took the same position that you. I find masterful, although it makes me look older than life.

Two letters (Pfister et Brill), I have circulated in the C[ommittee] you parvien-dront. This is what I learned about what is happening in Zurich.

I know you are very busy, but I do not think you slack to the Magazine in the coming month.

I still consider you as a friend Morton Prince donkey. I visited a certain Dr Garvin the NY, who knows you and is reasonable (3).

Very affectionately yours


1. The Vand Congress was scheduled for September 1914, but the war thwarted projects.

2. Stay on Freud, in the company of Rank and Ferenczi, A Brioni (on the coast of the Adriatic), see Jones (1955 a, p. 105 ; 1955 b, p. 118).

3. William C. A. Garvin, MD. 1903, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; founding member of the New York Psychoanalytic Society (12 February 1911).

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