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   Havelock Ellis Correspondence 1894-1950.

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

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Summary Information

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Call No.:MS#0386
Bib ID:4078732 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939.
Title:Havelock Ellis Correspondence 1894-1950.
Physical description:1 box (111 items)
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located on-site.  More information »


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Scope and Content

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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Using the Collection


Access Restrictions

This collection is located on-site.

Restrictions on Use

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 Correspondence; Box and Folder (if known); Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Processed JIW/KL, 1976

Cataloged 06/--/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-07-17 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Authors, English.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Barbusse, Henri, 1873-1935.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Birth control.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Breton, André, 1896-1966.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English literature--19th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
English literature--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Faure, Elie, 1873-1937.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gibbings, Robert J.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lafitte-Cyon, Françoise.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
MacCarthy, Desmond, 1877-1952.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Malinowski, Bronislaw, 1884-1942.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Mitchison, Naomi, 1897-1999.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Murry, John Middleton, 1889-1957.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Salt, Henry Stephens, 1851-1939.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Stopes, Marie Carmichael, 1880-1958.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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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.

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