Papers of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn mostly concerning the psychoanalytical assessment of his private patients. Edit

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MS.50167
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Language
English

Dates

  • 1926-1958. (Creation)

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  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    160 folios.

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  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    1926.

    Index card, [1926], in the hand of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn, headed: ‘Word Association Test’. Folio 1.

    Blank, printed word association test, [circa 1926]. Folio 2.

    1938.

    Typescript questionnaire, [1938], on psychoanalytical methodology. The questionnaire has been completed by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folios 3-7.

    Manuscript notes of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn concerning the psychoalytical treatment of his patients.

    Circa 1929.

    Handwriting samples ‘A’, [circa 1929], of two of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn’s private patients. The samples were used for graphological interpretation by Dr Robert Saudek. Folios 8-11.

    Handwriting sample ‘B’, 1929. The sample is a letter of Susan Tocher to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folio 12.

    Manuscript notes, [?1929], of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn listing the observations of Dr Robert Saudek on the handwriting samples ‘A’ and ‘B’ (folios 8-12, above). Folio 13.

    1932.

    Manuscript notes, [1932 or after], of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn recording topics discussed with his patients, aggression in particular, and the dates on which the appointments took place. The notes cover the period 1928-1932.The patients are not named specifically but by initials or part name only. The details would appear to have been collated by Fairbairn from his other sources. Folios 14-21.

    1933.

    Typescript, 1933, ‘Associations on 7:12:33’; with an accompanying note of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The typescript is an account of someone’s complex feelings and emotions. Folios 22-28.

    1934.

    Manuscript notes, 1934, of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The notes list briefly by date the dreams of nine of Fairbairn’s private patients. The initials of each patient are included. Folios 29-53.

    1937.

    Manuscript note, 1937, probably of one of the private patients of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The note records a dream. Folio 54.

    1938-[1941].

    Papers concerning the psycho-analytical aspects of the threat of war, relating in particular to a group investigation, conducted by the British Psychoanalytical Society, into the impact of the threat of war in Europe.

    Typescript letter, 1938, of Edward Glover to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn requesting Fairbairn’s participation in a group investigation, conducted by the British Psychoanalytical Society, into the impact of the threat of war in Europe on psychoanalytical patients. Folio 55.

    Typescript questionnaire, 1938, issued by the British Psychoanalytical Society for the purpose of collating information into the impact of the threat of war in Europe on psychoanalytical patients. The questionnaire was forwarded as an enclosure to the letter of Edward Glover to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn of the 14 October 1938 (folio 55). Folios 56-57.

    Typescript letter, [1938], of Edward Glover to members of the British Psychoanalytical Society concerning additions to the questionnaire (folios 56-57) investigating the impact of the threat of war in Europe on psychoanalytical patients. Folio 58.

    Typescript letter, 1938, of Edward Glover to members of the British Psychoanalytical Society concerning submissions in response to the questionnaire (folios 56-57, 58) investigating the impact of the threat of war in Europe on psychoanalytical patients. Folio 59.

    Carbon copy of a typescript letter, and its enclosure, 1938, of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn to Edward Glover in response to the questionnaire (folio 56-57, 58), issued by the British Psychoanalytical Society, into the impact of the threat of war in Europe on psychoanalytical patients. Folios 60-102.

    Folios 61-102. Typescript enclosure to the letter of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn to Edward Glover of the 9 November 1938 (folio 60). The enclosure is arranged in the following order.

    Folio 61, ‘Psycho-Analytical Observations on the Recent War Crisis. Preliminary Notes’, comprising:

    folios 62-85, ‘Case No 1.’;

    folios 86-90, ‘Case No. 2.’;

    folios 91-93, ‘Case No. 3.’;

    folios 94-99, ‘Negative Evidence – Cases which did not react to the Crisis’;

    folio 100, ‘Reactions of Friends’;

    folio 101, ‘Observations on Strangers’;

    folio 102, ‘Corrections for Error’.

    Carbon copy of a typescript, [?1941], ‘Influence of War Conditions on the State of Patients in Analysis’, by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folios 103-104.

    Circa 1940.

    Typescript questionnaire, [circa 1940], exploring the frequency of suicidal inclination. The questionnaire has been completed. Folio 105.

    1941.

    Manuscript notes, 1941, of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The notes would appear to record examples of the symptoms of psychological conditions, particularly schizophrenia but also exhibitionism, exhibited by Fairbairn’s private patients. Folios 106-122.

    1945.

    Manuscript notes, 1945, of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn, ‘The “Adventurer” at Muir’s Restaurant on 7 August 1945’. The notes would appear to record an experience of one of Fairbairn’s private patients. Folio 123.

    1949-1958.

    Manuscripts of assorted case notes, 1949-1958 and undated, of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn concerning the symptoms and diagnoses of his private patients. Folios 124-143.

    Various psychoanalytical case studies.

    Circa 1940.

    Typescript, [circa 1940], of notes on the psychoanalytical treatment of a child. Folios 144-145.

    Incomplete carbon copy of a typescript, [circa 1940], of notes on the treatment of a patient exhibiting dissociation tendencies. Folio 146.

    Circa 1945.

    Carbon copy of a transcript, [circa 1945], of secret letters passed between a brother and a sister. Folio 147.

    1949.

    Typescript, 1949, of a confidential document, ‘A Study in Psychodynamics’. Folios 148-157.

    Original folders.

    Folder, annotated: “Questionnaire submitted to 24 practising psychoanalysts in 1938. See file XLVIII p 13, ‘Freud the Psycho-Analytical Method and Mental Health’. XLIX”. Folios 3-7 were contained in the folder. The annotation is not in Fairbairn’s hand. Folios 158-159.

    Envelope, annotated by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn: ‘Notes on “Aggression” CVI’. Folios 8-15 were contained in the envelope. Folio 160.

  • Bibliography

    Questionnaire, investigating the methodologies adopted by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn during psychoanalytical sessions with private patients (folios 3-7) is printed in `From Instinct to Self: Selected Papers of W R D Fairbairn`, volume 2, edited by E Fairbairn Birtles and D Scharff (Jason Aronson, 1994).

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