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Extent 1 file (33 letters)
Title Jung, Carl Gustav (1875-1961), letters to Baynes, Helton Godwin (1882-1943)
Date 1936-1967
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Name Carl Gustav Jung
Helton Godwin Baynes
Emma Jung
Gerhard Adler
Anne Baynes

This collection consists of 25 letters (17 ts signed, 2 ts with ms addenda, 6 autograph), 1936-1943, from C G Jung to H G 'Peter' Baynes, a British Jungian analyst who translated some of his works, 2 letters (26, 27) from Emma Jung to Baynes, 1940, telegram from Jung to Anne Baynes at the time of H G Baynes's death (28) and letters from Gerhard Adler to Anne Baynes, 1963-1967, about the publication of some of these letters in his edition of Jung's correspondence (29-33).

The letters include numerous topics of interest besides their general discussions of theory, practice, alchemy, etc: Jung's concern for and recommendations for treating Baynes's ulcer (1, 8), discussion of definitions and diagnosis of schizophrenia (2, 13), question of enabling German Jewish refugees to attend Congress of the International Society in 1938 ('any German refugee has a perfect right to attend our conference and to read a paper') ( 4), Jung's relations with Freud (5), observations on the contemporary political situation (9, Jan 1939), possibility of arranging for a 'half-Aryan' German Egyptologist to emigrate (17), Jung's perceptions of Swiss reactions to the European war and his own feelings on the subject (20-25).

According to the Sotheby's Sale Catalogue, these letters are all that survive of much more correspondence, which was destroyed in the fire at Baynes's home in 1938, mentioned in letter no. 3.

Arrangement The letters from Jung to H G Baynes are arranged chronologically, followed by Emma Jung's 2 letters to Baynes, the telegram to Anne Baynes, and the small group of letters to her from Adler, arranged chronologically
Acquisition Details Purchased in Sotheby's 'Continental Books and Manuscripts' sale, 18 June 2003
Accession Number 1164
Access Status Open
Access Conditions The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material.
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Language English
Copies Letters to Helton Godwin Baynes photographed by Wellcome Images: Image numbers L0051739-41
Related Material

In the Wellcome Library:

Papers of EF Griffith (PP/EFG ) include material relating to his Jungian analysis and subsequent own career as an analyst; GC/159 'Fundamental Psychological Conceptions: a report of five lectures by CG Jung' given in London in Oct 1935; MS 7042 includes Jung's response to Josef Strasser's questionnaire sent by him to leading scientists and psychoanalysts in 1930-1931 asking them to identify key decisions in their careers and to analyse the factors that affected those decisions. PP/FOR includes correspondence between Jung and Michael Fordham, British editor of his Collected Papers.

Relevant Publications 5 of the letters were published in the collection of Jung's letters edited by Gerhard Adler, Briefe, Olten; Freiburg im Breisgau: Walter Verlag, 1972-1973 (3 vols) / Letters, London, Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1973 (2 vols) - no. 10 20 Jan 1939, no. 21, 12 Aug 1940, no. 22, 9 Dec 1940, no. 23 27 May 1941, no. 24 22 Jan 1942
Subject Psychoanalysis
Subject Psychology
Subject Psychotherapy
Subject Psychotic Disorders
Subject Psychiatry
Subject World War II
Subject Refugees
Subject Stomach Ulcer
MaterialType Archives - Non-digital
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