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Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939
Havelock Ellis Correspondence
Manuscripts Division
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1 box and 0.2 linear feet
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Firestone Library (mss): Box 1


Consists of 12 letters by Havelock Ellis, the British pioneering sexologist, to author Mrs. William B. D. Field, and three drafts of Mrs. Field's letters to Ellis.

Collection Description & Creator Information


The collection consists of 12 letters by Ellis, the pioneering sexologist and prolific author, to Mrs. William B. D. Field, and three drafts of Mrs. Field's letters to Ellis. The letters discuss Mrs. Field's trip to Russia and her proposed book on its social, sexual, and political conditions and birth control, and offer advice on writing.

Also included is a photograph of Ellis in his Sussex garden, and a carbon typescript of Mrs. Field's article "The New Father," written by her in response to a chapter entitled "The New Mother" in Ellis' book More Essays of Love and Virtue.

Collection Creator Biography:

Ellis, Havelock, 1859-1939

Havelock Ellis was a British medical doctor, pioneering sexologist, and prolific author.

Collection History


This collection was purchased from David J. Holmes, Autographs, in 1999.


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Folder inventory added by Nicholas Williams '2015 in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Havelock Ellis Correspondence; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

Permanent URL:
Firestone Library
One Washington Road
Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
(609) 258-3184
Storage Note:
Firestone Library (mss): Box 1