Manuscripts of an article, ‘Prolegomena to a Psychology of Art’, by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn; with related notes and correspondence. Edit

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Component Unique Identifier
MS.50182
Level of Description
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Language
English

Dates

  • 1937-1938. (Creation)

Extents

  • 0.00 linear metres (Whole)
    151 folios.

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  • Language of Materials

    English

  • Scope and Contents

    The papers are arranged chronologically.

    1937-1938.

    Incomplete, amended, draft manuscript ‘I’, 1937, comprised of typescript and manuscript, of an article, ‘Prolegomena to a Psychology of Art’, by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The article is based on Fairbairn’s paper of the same title read to the British Psychological Society, Scottish Branch meeting, 6 March 1937. The typescript has been amended by Fairbairn. Folios 1-29.

    Amended, superseded typescript folios, 1937, of the article ‘Prolegomena to a Psychology of Art’, by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The folios incorporate the amendments recorded by Fairbairn against the corresponding folios in draft ‘I’ of the article, and include Fairbairn’s further amendments, subsequently added to draft ‘II’ of the manuscript. Folios 30-33.

    Manuscript ‘Addendum’, 1937, of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn, apparently relating to his ‘Prolegomena to a Psychology of Art’. Folios 34-38.

    Amended, draft typescript ‘II’, 1937, of the article, ‘Prolegomena to a Psychology of Art’, by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The typescript is a revised version of draft manuscript ‘I’ (folios 1-29, above) and includes further amendments by Fairbairn. Folios 39-68.

    Two manuscript slips of additional footnotes, 1937, of William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn to be added to his ‘Prolegomena to a Psychology of Art’. The folio references on the slips relate to typescript ‘II’ of the manuscript (folios 39-68, above). Folios 69-70.

    Amended carbon copy of a revised typescript, 1937, of the article, ’Prolegomena to a Psychology of Art’, by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The carbon copy includes the amendments recorded in draft typescript ‘II’ (folios 39-68, above) and the footnotes recorded in folios (69-70, above). Folios 71-100.

    Amended, revised typescript, 1937, of the article, ’Prolegomena to a Psychology of Art’, by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. This is the typescript as submitted to Cambridge University Press for inclusion in the ‘British Journal of Psychology’, in which it was published in 1938. The amendments to the typescript are by Fairbairn and the Cambridge University Press. The typescript is mostly the top copy to folios 39-68 (above), but there are minor differences. Folios 101-131.

    Abstract, circa 1938, of the article ‘Prolegomena to a Psychology of Art’, by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. The abstract has been annotated by Fairbairn, ‘not submitted for publication’. Folios 132-135.

    Correspondence, 1937-1938, of and to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn, concerning Fairbairn’s article, ‘Prolegomena to a Psychology of Art’, as contributed to the ‘British Journal of Psychology’, 1938.

    The letters are arranged alphabetically by correspondent and by date under each name.

    Bartlett, Frederic Charles.

    Correspondence, 1937, between Frederic Charles Bartlett and William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folios 136-142.

    Folio 142. Typescript list of addenda to the ‘Prolegomena to a Psychology of Art’, sent as an enclosure to folio 141 (above).

    Folios 101-131 would appear to have been sent as enclosures to folio 141.

    Brierley, Marjorie.

    Letter, 1938, of Marjorie Brierley to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folio 143.

    Cursiter, Stanley.

    Letter, 1938, of Stanley Cursiter to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folio 144.

    Kyrle, Roger Money-

    Letter, 1938, of Roger Money-Kyrle to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folio 145.

    Murray, D C G.

    Letters, [1938], of D C G Murray to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folios 146-147.

    Seth, George.

    Letter, 1938, of George Seth to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folios 148-149.

    Folio 149. List of observations, 1938, by George Seth on Fairbairn’s paper, ‘Prolegomena to a Psychology of Art’. The observations were sent as an enclosure to folio 148.

    Sharma, D L.

    Letter, 1938, of D L Sharma to William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn. Folios 150-151.

  • Existence and Location of Copies

    A digital copy of folio 141 is available.

  • Related Materials

    MS.50102A: `Correspondence, 1936-1953, concerning the circulation of offprints, reprints and other publications by William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn`, includes other correspondence concerning Fairbairn`s article, ‘Prolegomena to a Psychology of Art’.

  • Bibliography

    ‘Prolegomena to a Psychology of Art’ is printed in: `British Journal of Psychology (General Section)`, volume 28, part 3 (January, 1938) pages 288-303 and, `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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