22-04-1914 Jones to Freud

22 April 1914

69 Portland Court, London

Dear Professor Freud,

What a day full of surprises ! First your letter, Jung then announced his abdication (1), obviously because he understood that his position was no longer tenable. So, my prediction was confirmed : "Give enough rope to a dog, it will eventually hang ", and our policies fabienne is justified (3) ! I briefly acknowledged receipt of his letter, and now await your instructions. Will you still postpone our meeting until July, or will it be necessary to appoint a successor to earlier administrative purposes ? I would suggest everyone to find Berlin, because you can go overnight, and Sunday, whatever. Among Obmänner, the only opponent outside Zurich Seif, and less likely to see land in Berlin and Munich. The passage, Jung why he wrote our Verein, au lieu de Association ?

Thank you for the new Loe. I guess she has not projects. I was shocked to learn the attitude of the Jones Family, and I wonder who you're talking. You will definitely sign me on the spot if, at one time or another, I can be of any aid, in this respect or another. Pending, better that I do not refer to it, because it might offend or Herbert my intrusion. Here more than two months that I have not written, but I guess it is because of his indecision.

You're absolutely right about Morton Prince. This is a fun and charming companion, but it is a perfect fool. Long ago I gave up all hope of making him understand a word in psychology, but I find it useful in many ways.

I know a little Garvin. This is a very balanced, well disposed toward us, but focuses on organic psychiatry.

Everything is going well here, and we expect a visit from Sachs.

I see you've already started counting the weeks before the holiday you are. It is a tiring period, and I hope with all my heart that you will soon perked, for example new Küsnacht(3).

Very affectionately yours


1. Jung circular letter to the presidents of member companies, dated 20 April 1914, to announce his resignation from the presidency of the International Psychoanalytic Association ; see McGuire (1974, p. 551).

2. Political patience, the image of the Roman general Fabius Cunctator, which the Fabian Society in London had taken the name and, with patience and loopholes, had managed to overcome superior forces in avoiding many battles.

3. Location Jung, on the outskirts of Zurich.

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