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Jones, E. (1920). Letter from Ernest Jones to Sigmund Freud, January 25, 1920. The Complete Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Ernest Jones 1908-1939, 364-365.

Jones, E. (1920). Letter from Ernest Jones to Sigmund Freud, January 25, 1920. The Complete Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Ernest Jones 1908-1939, 364-365

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Ernest Jones

25 January 1920
The Plat, Elsted

Dear Professor,

I got your reply in 36 hours after sending off my telegram1—quite pre-war communication. The patient, Captain Daly,2 ca. 30, in the regular Indian Army, is making all arrangements to go next week, provided he gets permission from the India office, and will write to you. I analysed him for a few months four years ago. It is chiefly a question of foolish charactertraits, conceit and inferiority, slightly hysterical, rather an ass but easy to manage. I told him you would charge him two guineas. He has a year's leave from the Army, and will find it cheaper to live in Vienna than in London.

A clever man, a doctor, friend of Rivers of Cambridge,3 has decided to give several years studying psychopathology in different countries,4 is extremely interested in ψα of which he already knows something, and begs me to ask you if you can take him for analysis in the first week of April. I think he would also pay two guineas. He seems a very solid, promising fellow, to judge from a single short interview.

Last week I read a long paper before the British Psychological Society on “Recent Advances in ψα”—a Referat, almost entirely of your works.5 Can you think of your five essays on meta psychology being condensed to a dozen pages? It was, as you will imagine, an extraordinarily difficult task, but I am not ashamed of the way I accomplished it. The title was so

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