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Havelock Ellis letters, 1894-1950

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0386
Bib ID 4078732 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939
Title Havelock Ellis letters, 1894-1950
Physical Description 1 box (1 box)
Language(s) English .

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Letters written to Havelock Ellis, including several drafts of his replies, and a few letters to his executrix, Mrs. Françoise Lafitte-Cyon. Nearly all of the letters relate to to Ellis' writings and their influence, as well as the work of his correspondents in the fields of sex studies, pornography, birth control, and pacifism. Correspondents include Henri Barbusse, André Breton, Elie Faure, Robert J. Gibbings, Julian Huxley, Desmond MacCarthy, Bronislaw Malinowski, Naomi Mitchison, John Middleton Murray, Henry S. Salt, and Marie Stopes.

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This collection is located on-site.

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Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Havelock Ellis letters; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

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Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 06/--/89.

Revision Description

2012-07-17 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
Authors, English Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Barbusse, Henri, 1873-1935 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Birth control Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Breton, André, 1896-1966 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- 19th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
English literature -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Faure, Élie, 1873-1937 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Gibbings, Robert, 1889-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lafitte-Cyon, Françoise Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
MacCarthy, Desmond, 1877-1952 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Mitchison, Naomi, 1897-1999 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pacifism Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Pornography Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Salt, Henry S., 1851-1939 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Sex Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Stopes, Marie Carmichael, 1880-1958 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Havelock Ellis was a British psychologist, sexologist, and physician. His 1987 book Sexual Inversion is one of the major early works on homosexuality.