Papers concerning an article, “Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations”, by Karl M Abenheimer, and the reply, “Observations in Defence of the Object Relations Theory of the Personality”, by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Edit

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MS.50227
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File
Language
English

Dates

  • 1953-1955. (Creation)

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  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    147 folios.

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  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers are arranged chronologically.

    1953.

    Letter, 1953, of Karl M Abenheimer to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Abenheimer forwards a copy of his own paper, ‘Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations’ (folios 2-37, below), for Fairbairn’s comments and reply. Folio 1.

    Amended carbon copy of a typescript, 1953, of ‘Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations’, by Karl M Abenheimer. The typescript has been amended by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn to indicate where he would like the text to be revised. The typescript was forwarded as an enclosure to Abenheimer’s letter to Fairbairn of the 24 January 1953 (folio 1, above). Folios 2-37.

    Carbon copy of typescript notes, 1953, of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn concerning his suggested revisions to the article ‘Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations’, by Karl M Abenheimer. A copy of the notes would appear to have been sent to Abenheimer, as referred to in folios 43-44, below. Folios 38-42.

    Letter, 1953, of Karl M Abenheimer to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The letter concerns Fairbairn’s suggested revisions to Abenheimer’s paper on Fairbairn’s theory of object-relations. Folios 43-44.

    Typescript letter, 1953, of Karl M Abenheimer to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn forwarding a revised version of his paper, ‘Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations’. Folios 45-47.

    Revised, amended typescript, 1953, of ‘Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations’, by Karl M Abenheimer. The typescript was forwarded as an enclosure to Abenheimer’s letter to Fairbairn of the 7 June 1953 (folios 45-47, above). Folios 48-85.

    Letter, 1953, of the Secretary of the ‘British Journal of Medical Psychology’, sent on behalf of the editor, John Sutherland, to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The letter concerns Fairbairn’s paper ‘Observations in Defence of the Object Relations Theory of the Personality’. The paper was written in reply to Karl M Abenheimer’s paper ‘Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations’. Folio 86.

    Letter, 1953, of John Sutherland to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folio 87.

    1954.

    Letters, 1954, of John Sutherland to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The letters concern the publication in the ‘British Journal of Medical Psychology’ of Karl M Abenheimer’s paper, ‘Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations’, and Fairbairn’s reply, ‘Observations in Defence of the Object Relations Theory of the Personality’. Folios 88-89.

    Typescript letter, 1954, of Karl M Abenheimer to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The letter concerns proposed revisions to Abenheimer’s paper, ‘Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations’, prior to its publication in the ‘British Journal of Medical Psychology’. Folios 90-91.

    Letter, 1954, of John Sutherland to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The letter concerns the need for further revisions to the paper ‘Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations’, by Karl M Abenheimer. Folio 92.

    Letters, 1954, of Karl M Abenheimer to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The letters concern revisions to Abenheimer’s paper, ‘Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations’, prior to its publication in the ‘British Journal of Medical Psychology’. Folio 93-96.

    Typescript copy of a letter, 1954, of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn to Karl M Abenheimer. The letter concerns revisions to Abenheimer’s paper, ‘Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations’, prior to its publication in the ‘British Journal of Medical Psychology’. Folios 97-100.

    Manuscript and typescript notes, circa 1954, of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn concerning suggested revisions to the article ‘Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations’, by Karl M Abenheimer. Folios 101-109.

    Amended, incomplete carbon copy of a typescript, with references appended in manuscript, ?1954, of the article ‘Observations in Defence of the Object Relations Theory of the Personality’, by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The typescript wants folios 1-14. It is the original form of the article written by Fairbairn in reply to the article ‘Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations’, by Karl M Abenheimer. Fairbairn’s article was contributed to the ‘British Journal of Medical Psychology’. The typescript has been amended by Fairbairn. Folios 110-125.

    Carbon copy of a typescript, ?1954, of folios omitted from the revised version of ‘Observations in Defence of the Object Relations Theory of the Personality’, by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folios 5-8 only. Folios 126-129.

    1955.

    Offprint, 1955, from the ‘British Journal of Medical Psychology’ of the article, ‘Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations’, by Karl M Abenheimer. Folios 130-137.

    Original folders.

    Folder, annotated by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn: ‘Abenheimer Criticism CXLV’. There are additional annotations in another hand: ‘CXLVI C146’. Folios 2-37 were originally contained in the folder. Folios 138-139.

    Folder, annotated by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn: ‘Paper on Object Relations Theory CXLVI’. There are additional annotations in another hand: “Abenheimer’s Crit. and Correspondence CXLIII”. Folios 1; 38-47; 90-91; and, 93-109 were originally contained in the folder. Folios 140-141.

    Folder, annotated by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn: “Abenheimer’s Paper (Revised)”. There are additional annotations in another hand: “Abenheimer’s Criticism Object Rel[ations] and Hysterical States and Correspondence. 1954 CXLII”. Folios 48-89 and 92 were originally contained in the folder. Folios 142-143.

    Folder, annotated by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn: “Reply to Abenheimer’s Paper (2) Original Form CXLIII”. There are additional annotations in another hand: “Reply WRDF – Abenheimers Paper CXLIV”. Folios 110-125 were originally contained in the folder. Folios 144-145.

    Folder, annotated by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn: “Reply to Abenheimer’s Paper Pages Omitted in Revised Version CXLIV”. There are additional annotations in another hand: “Abenheimer’s Crit[icism] of WRDF’s Theory of Obj[ect]. Rel[ations]. - Part of article pub[lished] 1941 and incorp[orated]. in Psychoanalytical Studies of the Personality CXLV”. Folios 126-129 were originally contained in the folder. Folios 146-147.

  • Related Materials

    For other material related to `Observations in Defence of the Object Relations Theory of the Personality` by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn see MS.50212.

  • Bibliography

    ‘British Journal of Medical Psychology’, volume 28, part 1 (1955) pages 29-41: ‘Critical Observations on Fairbairn’s Theory of Object Relations’, by Karl M Abenheimer.

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