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Jones, E. (1912). Letter from Ernest Jones to Sigmund Freud, May 7, 1912. The Complete Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Ernest Jones 1908-1939, 139-140.

Jones, E. (1912). Letter from Ernest Jones to Sigmund Freud, May 7, 1912. The Complete Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Ernest Jones 1908-1939, 139-140

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Ernest Jones

7 May 1912
407 Brunswick Avenue

Dear Professor Freud,

I have not had any answer to my last letter, and am surmising that perhaps it went down with the Titanic.1 If so the sorrow of that disaster will be even more far-reaching that [than] was at first thought.

Many thanks for the reprint of the Inzest-Scheu article. My number of Imago has mysteriously not arrived, so that the reprint was all the more welcome, and was eagerly devoured. I noted with interest that you had found the writings of English workers of some use in your application of psycho-analysis. Let me hope that in the future they will also be of further service, in spite of their tardy beginning. Are you sending reprints of the present series to Frazer in Liverpool? I should greatly like to get some of these anthropologists and mythologists interested.

I am exceedingly sorry to hear from Riklin that the Congress may be postponed, but you will know what is best under the circumstances. I am afraid that a Spring meeting would cut off all possibility of any Americans or Canadians attending. I had meant to bring with me this time two professors of the Toronto university, who are greatly interested in the work; one, a Canadian, teaches Romance languages,2 the other, an Englishman, teaches English literature. The latter is proposing to make with me a study of Blake, the great mystic and thinker.

I am of course exceeingly busy at present arranging things for my departure next week. Practice has been very active to the last, and I shall have at least two patients when I am in Europe. The Australian I think I mentioned to you changed his mind as he did not care to lose the month when I shouldn't be able to see him, and is taking treatment instead with Brill, whose name I gave to him; Brill tells me he is going on very well and will get better. My monograph on the treatment of the neuroses is finished and sent off to the publishers.3 I have also had accepted the book I want to publish this summer consisting of revised reprints of various articles.4 The Psycho-Analytic meeting in Boston5 promises to be a success, and I expect the membership will go up from 8 to 23. Stanley Hall has promised to be present, as well as Adolf Meyer and August Hoch.

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