07-07-1914 Jones to Freud

7 July 1914

69 Portland Court, London

Dear Professor Freud,

I was very sorry to hear of your illness sister, and I hope the next news I receive will be much better.

Attached is a letter asse2 flickering Putnam. Its «Gutmu[ü]activity » [good-natured] is actually a disease. Anyway, I will try to prevent spawn with Adler, and hope to succeed. I will speak to Rank Article corrected (1).

Cut, attached, of British Medical Journal me rapping elle votre remarque "It's the fewest people possible, in scientific dispute mannerly, ges-chweige because to remain objective2. "Still, the comments of the editor are so obviously displaced and controversies that the reader will derive an overall impression mostly favorable attitude to my, and altogether I hold that it is a chance to have provoked a reaction from him as stupid.

I also excellent news to report on the part of psychologists English, This confirms my hope that they will prove to be more accessible than neurologists. Durham meeting was an unqualified success. I will give details in the Magazine. All speakers were on our side, and we can say that the ideas of repression and the unconscious have been well received by the English psychologists and philosophers3. The rest of infantile sexuality, Luckily that has not been addressed in the first. I know that the acceptance of these two concepts in the abstract is a small step in the direction of their practical application, but it is still a good start. In some, there was the usual tendency to explain oblivion by the ordinary principles, and reserve the explanation ψα few cases, but I put the laugh on my side saying that before we give our explanation was first necessary to create a need (as for infantile amnesia), as Army Hi can not save souls before they instilled a sense of sin.

After the meeting, We had two days of relaxation in a delightful. The participants all knew intimately, and it made a nice meet-ing family, in which I was cordially welcomed. The ψα has all along been the focus of discussion, and in circumstances as naturally friendly and informal it was possible to explain difficult points satisfactorily. McDougall, d’Oxford, I was asked to analyze a dream, and we spent a whole morning. It emerged amount of material which made a strong impression as to the accuracy of our methods and our findings. They asked me to participate in their next conference in November on the "relationship emotion / impulse" in January and give a lecture on the Discharge4 (I had talked for 1 ½ h. the meeting, explaining that I could not deal with a small portion of the subject). Now, I therefore good reasons to be relaxed and I hope that others will put. A smart young psychologist, Pear of Man-chester (5), has done and confirms the findings for adult life, though not yet for Children.

You are right to say that Jung probably try the tactic of compromise if we autorisions to speak to our society, this is why I opposed my veto, especially since we have little solid members.

Can you tell me a word of Internat. Congress for Sexology, to be held in Berlin in October? I do not see your name on the list of sponsors ? Y was he a reason for this ? The Royal Society of Medicine asked me to represent them in Congress, and I tentatively accepted, even if, as I told them, it is unlikely that I go (6).

What you said Loe did not surprise ; we can only hope the best. I guess I'll see in a month.

Again my best wishes for your holidays, hoping that nothing vien delay the dra-.

Affectionately to you


1. Putnam (1914 b).

2. "Only very few people are able to remain polite, a fortiori objectives, when they take part in scientific controversies. »

3. See letter 194, note 2. The report of Jones should not appear in the Magazine.

4. Jones (1915 a).

5. T. H. Pear, M.A., B.Sc., after the war became a psychology professor, University of Man­chester.

6. International Congress of Sex Research, 31 October-2 November 1914; see Magazine, 2 (1914), p. 293, 400-401. Jones should not participate.

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