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Jones, E. (1914). Letter from Ernest Jones to Sigmund Freud, December 15, 1914. The Complete Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Ernest Jones 1908-1939, 307-308.

Jones, E. (1914). Letter from Ernest Jones to Sigmund Freud, December 15, 1914. The Complete Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Ernest Jones 1908-1939, 307-308

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Ernest Jones

15 December 1914
69 Portland Court, London

Dear Professor,

I was glad to hear from Van Emden that my letter to you got through, and am patiently hoping for an answer if it is possible. Since then there is not much fresh news. I have had a long and characteristic letter from Putnam,1 who seems to be as active as ever in lecturing, writing, etc.. He is of course particularly horrified about the war, and his sympathies are strongly on the side of the Allies (i.e. Entente). Brill, on the contrary, favours the land of his birth, which I suppose is natural. Loe and Herbert were here to tea yesterday. She is very well, and they expect to be in their new home (about ten minutes away from here) at the end of January. My operation is at the end of this week. Work is going forwards with writing, society meetings, etc.; last week I read the report of a case of ereutophobia at a private Psychiatric Club.2 In January my analysis hours go up from eight to ten or eleven daily, which will be an interesting experience for me. By choice I should never like to do more than seven, but in these uncertain times, when fees are also lower, one must [do]3 take what comes. I intend to have a good holiday in April after a hard winter's work.

There seems to be a little confusion about the matter of the translation of your Geschichte essay. This is the state of affairs. When it appeared I was writing to Jelliffe and told him that you had written an article which would, I hope, neutralise the effects of

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