Series List and Summary Descriptions


P17-A The Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud
Level of description: Series Language of materials: English

Materials relating to the translation, editing and publication of the Standard Edition. The works, published jointly by the Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psychoanalysis, were translated from German texts under the general editorship of James Strachey in collaboration with Anna Freud and assisted by Alix Strachey and Alan Tyson. The final volume, number XXIV, Indexes and Bibliographies, was compiled by Angela Harris (née Richards) in collaboration with Alix Strachey. Many of the draft materials and notes are undated but, in the main, the Standard Edition project was carried out between 1949 and 1966, with the exception of Volume XXIV which was published in 1974.

See also P17-F-A and P17-F-B, which contain a substantial quantity of professional and legal correspondence relating to the publication of the Standard Edition.

Date Range: c. 1949 - c. 1972   Quantity: 36.5 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-A-A Early Drafts
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Incomplete set of annotated drafts of elements of the Standard Edition volumes, primarily handwritten by James Strachey, but in some cases typed.

Date Range: c. 1949 - c. 1966   Quantity: 2 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-A-B Typescript Drafts
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Incomplete set of typescript drafts of elements of the Standard Edition volumes, which were apparently produced around the same time as each other.

Date Range: c. 1949 - c. 1966   Quantity: 3 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-A-C Proof Copies
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Incomplete set of soft-back proof volumes, annotated by both James and Alix Strachey.

Date Range: 1953 - 1972   Quantity: 7 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-A-D Published 'Working' Copies
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Complete set of published copies of Volumes I-XXIII, each marked on the inside cover with 'Working Copy B' plus the names and addresses of Alix Strachey and Angela Harris. The volumes have occasional annotations by Alix Strachey and may have been used for reference during the compilation, by Strachey and Harris, of Volume XXIV, Indexes and Bibliographies, of the Standard Edition (see P17-A-F).

Date Range: 1953 - 1966   Quantity: 13 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-A-E Corrections
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Handwritten and carbon copy lists of corrections to the Standard Edition by Alix Strachey. Also included are her notes and queries about the corrections plus the original, heavily annotated folders. Two sets of unmarked photocopies of the lists have been discarded, but the annotated envelope in which they were held is included.

See also P17-A-G 'Notes' and P17-D 'Notebooks and Loose Notes' which contain additional corrections.

Date Range: c. 1956 - c. 1969   Quantity: 1 box
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-A-F Volume XXIV, Indexes and Bibliographies
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Handwritten materials, by Alix Strachey, relating to Volume XXIV of the Standard Edition. This volume was primarily compiled by Angela Harris and Alix Strachey in the late 1960s/early 1970s after the death of James Strachey.

Related material can be found in P17-D and also in P17-F-A-03, which includes a letter regarding the compilation of this volume, dated 4 Apr 1954.

Date Range: c. 1967 - c. 1972 (majority undated)   Quantity: 12 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-A-G Notes
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Notebooks and loose notes by James and Alix Strachey relating to the translation and publication of the Standard Edition.

See also P17-D-01 'Notebooks' for other notes relating to the Standard Edition.

Date Range: c. 1949 - c. 1969 (majority undated)   Quantity: 3 files
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-A-H Newspaper Cuttings and Promotional Item
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Newspaper cuttings reviewing the Standard Edition. Also included is a single promotional pamphlet.

Date Range: 1953 - 1961   Quantity: 2 files
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-B Other Editions of the Works of Sigmund Freud
Level of description: Series Language of materials: English, German

Materials relating to the publication of editions of works by Freud translated and/or edited by James and Alix Strachey, other than the Standard Edition.

See also P17-F-A and P17-F-B, which contain professional and legal correspondence related to the Stracheys' publications.

Date Range: 1895 - c. 1973 (1895; 1935-c1973)   Quantity: 12.5 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-B-A Facsimiles of Original Works by Freud
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: German, English

Facsimiles of handwritten manuscripts of psychoanalytic works by Sigmund Freud. Also included are some English translations.

Date Range: 1895 - c. 1955 (dates of original material)   Quantity: 3 files
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-B-B Hogarth Press/Institute of Psychoanalysis: Proof Copies
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Soft-back proof volumes of Freud's individual works, annotated by James Strachey and prepared for publication in the International Psycho-Analytical Library series.

Date Range: 1935 - 1963   Quantity: 0.5 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-B-C Hogarth Press/Institute of Psychoanalysis: Published Editions
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Copies of Freud's individual works published in the International Psycho-Analytical Library series.

Date Range: 1940 - 1950   Quantity: 2 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-B-D Other Publishers: Proof Copies
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German

Proof copies of volumes and elements of works by Freud produced by publishers other than the Hogarth Press/Institute of Psychoanalysis.

Date Range: 1949 - c. 1972   Quantity: 0.5 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-B-E Imago: Published Editions
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: German

Published copies of Freud's Gesammelte Werke, plus a single volume not in this series.

Date Range: 1940 - 1952   Quantity: 9 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-B-F Notes
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

A notebook and handwritten loose notes, primarily by James Strachey, regarding editions of the works of Freud, other than the Standard Edition.

Date Range: c. 1950 - c. 1973 (majority undated)   Quantity: 3 files
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-B-G Newspaper Cuttings and Promotional Materials
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German

Newspaper cuttings reviewing works of Sigmund Freud translated and/or edited by James and Alix Strachey for publications other than the Standard Edition. Also included are a small number of publishers' promotional items for some of these works.

Date Range: c. 1940 - c. 1962 (three items undated)   Quantity: 2 files
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-C Writings by Alix Strachey and James Strachey
Level of description: Series Language of materials: English, German

Materials related to Alix and James Strachey's literary output, including published and unpublished papers, books, lecture notes and related correspondence. Also included are research notes and comments by James Strachey on the works of other authors.

See also P17-F-A and P17-F-B, which contain professional and legal correspondence related to the Stracheys' publications.

Date Range: 1924 - c. 1973 (many items undated)   Quantity: 6 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-C-A Alix Strachey - Social and Psychoanalytic Papers
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Handwritten and typed drafts of published and unpublished papers by Alix Strachey plus associated notes, correspondence and original folders. There are often several drafts and/or versions of each paper and some offprints of published versions.

Date Range: c. 1950 - c. 1973 (one file undated)   Quantity: 3 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-C-B Alix Strachey - Psychoanalytic Books
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Drafts and notes, plus related correspondence, for books of which Alix Strachey was either author, translator or advisor/editor.

Date Range: c. 1950 - c. 1973   Quantity: 1 box
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-C-C James Strachey - Lecture Notes and Papers
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Material relating to lectures and seminars on psychoanalysis given by James Strachey.

Date Range: c. 1932 - c. 1941 (some items undated)   Quantity: 2 files
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-C-D James Strachey - Writings on Other Authors' Works
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German

Handwritten notes and comments relating to writings by other authors, plus research notes on Egyptology.

Date Range: c. 1940 - c. 1967 (majority undated)   Quantity: 4 files
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-C-E James and Alix Strachey - Joint Writings
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Correspondence and research materials related to a psychoanalytic glossary produced by James and Alix Strachey.

Date Range: 1924 - 1967 (1924; 1943; 1957-1967)   Quantity: 1 file
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-D Notebooks and Loose Notes
Level of description: Series Language of materials: English, German

Untitled notebooks and loose leaf papers containing handwritten notes by both Alix and James Strachey. The notes are either mixed or of unknown subject matter. Some writings are regarding the Standard Edition, some are personal and some are not identifiable.

See also P17-A-E-01 and P17-A-G-01 for other notes relating to the Standard Edition.

Date Range: c. 1950 - c. 1973 (undated)   Quantity: 3 files
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-E Writings by Other Authors
Level of description: Series Language of materials: English, German

Papers, offprints and miscellaneous newspaper cuttings.

Date Range: 1929 - c. 1968   Quantity: 6 files
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-F Correspondence and Professional Papers
Level of description: Series Language of materials: English, German, French

Correspondence between both James and Alix Strachey and their friends, family and colleagues. The bulk of the correspondence (P17-F-A and P17-F-B) is related to the Stracheys' translations and publications and includes contracts and other legal documentation. The remaining material is correspondence concerning personal and professional matters (other than publications), plus letters and papers from professional bodies.

Date Range: 1910 - c. 1973   Quantity: 4 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators
Access: Partially closed

 

P17-F-A Publications Correspondence and Papers: Chronological
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German, French

Correspondence between the Stracheys and their publishers (primarily The Hogarth Press, Imago Publishing, George Allen & Unwin and Routledge & Kegan Paul but also others), some of their collaborators (most notably Ernst Freud, representing Sigmund Freud Copyrights) and their respective legal representatives. The correspondence concerns the translation, editing and publication of the Standard Edition and other editions of the works of Sigmund Freud, plus original works by both Alix and James Strachey. Also included are contracts, agreements and legal and financial documentation, including papers relating to copyright issues and the payment of royalties.

Correspondence with individually named collaborators on publishing projects can be found in P17-F-B.

Drafts, proofs, published editions, notes and other materials related to these publications may be found in P17-A, P17-B and P17-C

Date Range: 1939 - 1973   Quantity: 2 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-F-B Publications Correspondence and Papers: Named Files
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German

Correspondence between the Stracheys and their collaborators, primarily regarding the translation, editing and publication of the works of Sigmund Freud, but also, to a lesser extent, concerning original works by these colleagues.

Date Range: c. 1922 - 1971   Quantity: 1.5 boxes
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-F-C Personal and Professional Correspondence
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English, German, French

Correspondence between the Stracheys and their friends, relatives and colleagues, regarding personal and professional issues. Included are letters of condolence to Alix Strachey on the death of James Strachey, plus a partial card index of names and addresses.

Date Range: 1910 - c. 1973 (majority 1945-1973)   Quantity: 4 files
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators
Access: Partially closed

 

P17-F-D Letters and Papers Regarding Professional Bodies
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Letters regarding the activities of the British Psychoanalytical Society and other professional institutions, including items regarding James Strachey's membership and awards.

Date Range: 1943 - 1970 (1943; 1957-1970)   Quantity: 2 files
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-G Personal Materials
Level of description: Series Language of materials: English

Family wills and associated legal correspondence, plus letters and documents relating to Alix Strachey's finances and tax arrangements. Also included is a small quantity of personal materials.

Date Range: 1767 - 1973 (1767; 1903-1973)   Quantity: 5 files
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-G-A Legal and Financial Papers
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Legal papers, including the wills of Alix Strachey and relatives to whom she was executrix, plus associated correspondence. Also included are some financial letters and documents.

Date Range: 1953 - 1973   Quantity: 3 files
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 

P17-G-B Miscellaneous Personal Materials
Level of description: Sub-series Language of materials: English

Published (non-scientific) booklets and a small quantity of receipts and tickets.

Date Range: 1767 - 1973 (1767; 1903-1973)   Quantity: 2 files
Provenance: James Beaumont Strachey (1887-1967) and Alix Strachey (1892-1973) née Sargant-Florence, psychoanalysts and translators

 


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