Series List and Summary Descriptions


P04-A Writings, lectures and broadcasts
Level of description: Series Language of materials: English, German, French

Psychoanalytic and neurological papers by Jones and drafts and other material concerning some of his books, including his three-volume biography of Sigmund Freud and his own autobiography. Further material includes lecture notes, reviews, obituaries and scripts of BBC radio broadcasts.

For many items in the series, dates are taken from annotations, from footnotes indicating where a paper was presented or published, or from the publication dates shown in two bibliographies published in the International Journal of Psychoanalysis (1929, Vol. 10, p. 363-382 and 1939, Vol. 20, p. 493-496).

Date Range: c. 1900 - c. 1958   Quantity: 21 boxes
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst
Access: Partially closed until 1 January 2020

 

P04-A-A Papers: neurological papers
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Three handwritten papers.

Date Range: c. 1900 - c. 1911 (undated)   Quantity: 1 folder
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-A-B Papers: psychoanalytic papers
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German

Papers on various psychoanalytic themes, including clinical topics, the history of psychoanalysis and the life and work of Sigmund Freud. Included are lectures written as complete papers; see P04-A-H for lecture notes. Unless otherwise stated, papers are typescript versions.

Date Range: c. 1907 - c. 1957 (some items undated)   Quantity: 6 folders
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-A-C Books: psychoanalytic works
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German

Papers used in the preparation of some of Jones' books; only one item (P04-A-C-02) is a complete text.

Date Range: 1906 - 1951   Quantity: 1 box
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-A-D Books: The Elements of Figure Skating
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

First edition copy.

Date Range: 1931   Quantity: 1 item
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-A-E Books: biography of Sigmund Freud
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Drafts and research material for Jones' three-volume biography of Freud. For each volume, there is a series of drafts of chapters with associated research notes and amendments, followed by general research notes and amendments. It should also be noted that Jones sometimes used the reverse side of letters as notepaper and so various items of correspondence, including letters from his publishers, can be found amongst these papers (although most have been removed from the drafts for Volume I - see P04-A-E-01).

Also included are other research materials gathered by Jones from various colleagues and relatives of Sigmund Freud; these are placed last.

See also P04-C, which includes a large amount of correspondence concerning Jones' work on the biography.

Date Range: 1872 - 1957   Quantity: 14 boxes
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst
Access: Partially closed until 1 January 2020

 

P04-A-F Books: autobiography
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Draft of Free Associations, which Jones wrote in 1944. He postponed this project in order to produce his biography of Sigmund Freud (see P04-A-E) and resumed work on it in 1957. Four of the 11 chapters had not been revised at the time of his death in 1958 and this work was completed by his son, Mervyn Jones.

It should also be noted that Jones sometimes used the reverse side of letters as notepaper and so various items of correspondence, including letters from his publishers, can be found amongst these papers.

A small amount of research material is also included.

Date Range: c. 1944 - c. 1958   Quantity: 1 box
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-A-G Sigmund Freud Centenary Lectures
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German

Papers related to four lectures delivered by Ernest Jones to mark the centenary of the birth of Sigmund Freud, including texts of the speeches and some proof versions for the publication of the lectures as the book Sigmund Freud: Four Centenary Addresses.

It should also be noted that Jones sometimes used the reverse side of letters as notepaper and so various items of correspondence, including letters from his publishers, can be found amongst these papers.

Date Range: 1955 - 1956   Quantity: 5 folders
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-A-H Notes for discussions, addresses and lectures
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, French

Notes and transcripts related to Jones' contribution to professional discussions; notes and scripts for addresses given to French audiences; and notes for various lectures.

See also P04-A-B for lectures written as complete papers.

Date Range: c. 1911 - 1957   Quantity: 3 folders
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-A-J Prefaces and reviews
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Prefaces, typescript reviews and copies of published reviews.

Date Range: 1909 - c. 1958   Quantity: 2 folders
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-A-K Encyclopaedia articles
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Encyclopaedia entries on Sigmund Freud and various psychoanalytical and psychological subjects.

Date Range: 1922 - c. 1958   Quantity: 2 folders
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-A-L Obituaries
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Obituaries of Sigmund Freud and other colleagues and friends.

Date Range: 1939 - 1956   Quantity: 2 folders
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-A-M Offprints
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Offprints of three articles published by Ernest Jones.

Date Range: 1907 - 1930 (1907; 1909; 1930)   Quantity: 1 folder
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-A-N BBC radio broadcasts
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Sound recordings and scripts/transcripts for broadcasts by Ernest Jones.

Date Range: 1953 - 1956? (one item undated)   Quantity: 1 folder
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-B Professional papers and notebooks
Level of description: Series Language of materials: English, German

Notebooks containing bibliographic indexes; correspondence and other papers regarding the IPA and IPA Congresses; and miscellaneous papers concerning psychological education, Edith Jacobson, Sigmund Freud Copyrights Ltd and the Sigmund Freud Archives, Inc.

Date Range: 1907 - 1951   Quantity: 2 boxes
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-B-A Bibliographic notebooks
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German

Two index books, containing references to papers on neurological and psychasthenic topics.

Date Range: 1907 - ? (start dates)   Quantity: 1 box
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-B-B IPA papers
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: German, English

Early publications, correspondence and other papers concerning the IPA, plus programmes and other material related to the IPA Congresses.

Date Range: c. 1910 - 1951 (c1910-1938; 1951)   Quantity: 6 folders
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-B-C Miscellaneous papers
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German

Papers concerning psychological education, the internment of Edith Jacobson, Sigmund Freud Copyrights Ltd and the Sigmund Freud Archives, Inc.

Date Range: 1933 - 1951   Quantity: 1 folder
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-C Correspondence
Level of description: Series Language of materials: English, German, French and other languages

Wide-ranging correspondence concerning personal, professional and political matters relating to Jones' role in the field of psychoanalysis. The collection contains correspondence with almost 700 individuals and institutions, many of whom were significant in the development of early psychoanalytic theory and the international psychoanalytic movement.

There is considerable correspondence regarding psychoanalytic theory, particulary with reference to patients analysed by Jones, Sigmund Freud and their colleagues. Also included are frequent references to the translation, publication and review of psychoanalytic journals and texts. There are discussions concerning the establishment, membership and organisation of the International Psychoanalytical Association, including arrangements for congresses and the workings of national and local psychoanalytical societies. Throughout the correspondence, there are also references to personal matters including relationships, family and health.

There are several peaks of letter-writing activity which broadly correspond to four major themes:

1909-1914: The early development of the psychoanalytic movement including the London Society and Freud's inner circle of colleagues (see also P04-B-B).
1920-1923: The development of the British Psychoanalytical Society, the IPA and the International Journal of Psychoanalysis (see also P04-B-B).
1933-1936: Arrangements for emigration of analysts from Europe during the rise of Nazism (see also P04-B-C-03).
1951-1957: Jones' research for his biography of Freud (see also P04-A-E).

The correspondence is arranged as follows; P04-C-A are Rundbriefe (circular letters) between the central executive of the IPA, discussing administrative issues and psychoanalytic theory. Following this is correspondence between Jones and a wide range of professional colleagues, friends, relations and other individuals and institutions. P04-C-B to P04-C-E contain files for named correspondents where the material is substantial or significant. The remaining correspondence is arranged alphabetically in P04-C-F to P04-C-H.

It should also be noted that Jones sometimes used the reverse side of letters as notepaper and so further items of correspondence can be found in P04-A-E, P04-A-F and P04-A-G.

Date Range: 1872 - 1972 (esp. 1909-1914, 1920-1923, 1933-1936, 1951-1957)   Quantity: 20 boxes
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-C-A Rundbriefe
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: German, English

Circular letters between the central executive of the International Psychoanalytical Association - Ernest Jones (London), Karl Abraham, Max Eitingon and Hans Sachs (Berlin), Otto Rank and Sigmund Freud (Vienna) and Sandor Ferenczi (Budapest) - discussing the business of the IPA and psychoanalytic matters.

See chapter six of The Secret Ring by Phyllis Grosskurth for further background on how this system of circular letters worked.

See also P04-B-A for further correspondence and papers related to the early history of the IPA.

Date Range: 1920 - 1936 (majority 1920-1925)   Quantity: 3 boxes
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-C-B Named correspondence: Abraham - Eitingon
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German, French

See the description at P04-C for further details about this material.

Date Range: 1911 - 1958   Quantity: 24 files
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-C-C Named correspondence: Federn - Jung
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German

See the description at P04-C for further details about this material.

Date Range: 1901 - 1972   Quantity: 50 files
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-C-D Named correspondence: Klein - Putnam
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German

See the description at P04-C for further details about this material.

Date Range: 1909 - 1957   Quantity: 14 files
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-C-E Named correspondence: Rado - Winterstein
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German

See the description at P04-C for further details about this material.

Date Range: 1910 - 1968   Quantity: 22 files
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-C-F A-Z correspondence: A - F
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German and other languages

See the description at P04-C for further details about this material.

Date Range: 1899 - 1967 (majority 1901-1958)   Quantity: 13 files
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-C-G A-Z correspondence: G - N
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German and other languages

See the description at P04-C for further details about this material.

Date Range: 1899 - 1967 (majority 1901-1958)   Quantity: 15 files
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-C-H A-Z correspondence: O - Z and unidentified
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German and other languages

See the description at P04-C for further details about this material.

Date Range: 1899 - 1967 (majority 1901-1958)   Quantity: 19 files
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-D Papers by other authors
Level of description: Series Language of materials: English, German

A set of manuscripts sent to Jones by Girindrasekhar Bose, plus various papers received from other authors.

Date Range: 1925? - c. 1956   Quantity: 1 box
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-E Press cutting albums
Level of description: Series Language of materials: English

Newspaper cuttings and other articles collected by Ernest Jones, including items sent by cuttings agencies and his many correspondents. With the exception of the first volume, which appears to have been collated at a later date, the cuttings were pasted into ringbinder volumes which were specially inscribed with the titles shown.

The cuttings demonstrate Jones' wide range of professional interests and reflect early medical, scientific, legal, religious and popular attitudes to psychoanalysis during this period.

The majority of items are from UK publications, including national and local newspapers and academic, medical, professional, political, religious, literary and cultural periodicals, particularly the British Medical Journal, The Lancet, The Times Literary Supplement, The Spectator and New Statesman. A small number of articles are from overseas publications.

All items in these volumes are available to researchers on microfilm.

See also file P04-G-C-04, which includes newspaper profiles of Jones' career, and the archives' press cuttings collection (ref. PC) which contains further material, dated 1907-1992.

Date Range: 1903 - 1931   Quantity: 2 boxes + 2 m/films
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-F Photographs
Level of description: Series Language of materials: English

Photographs of Ernest Jones and Sigmund Freud.

Date Range: c. 1862 - c. 1958   Quantity: 2 boxes
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-G Personal and posthumous papers
Level of description: Series Language of materials: English, German, Italian, Danish, French

Personal and family papers and correspondence, including correspondence between Jones and his wife Katherine, plus material concerning his education and career. Also obituaries and other posthumous material.

Date Range: 1877 - 1976   Quantity: 6 boxes + 1 o/s folder
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-G-A Personal and family papers and diaries
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Birth and marriage certificates, diaries, passports and other personal papers

Date Range: 1877 - c. 1975   Quantity: 2 boxes
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-G-B Family correspondence
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German

Letters from members of Jones' family and correspondence between Jones and his wife, Katherine.

Date Range: 1901 - 1957 (1901-1910; 1919-1947; 1957)   Quantity: 2 boxes
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-G-C Education and career material
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Papers concerning Jones' education, career and membership of professional organisations.

Date Range: 1889 - 1958   Quantity: 1 box + 1 o/s folder
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 

P04-G-D Posthumous material
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German, Italian, Danish, French

Letters of condolence, obituaries, eulogies and miscellaneous papers concerning Jones' affairs.

Date Range: 1958 - 1976 (1958-c1959; 1972-1976)   Quantity: 1 box
Provenance: Jones, Alfred Ernest (1879-1958) neurologist and psychoanalyst

 


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