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Jung, Carl: 'Fundamental Psychological Conceptions'

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/159
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Jung, Carl: 'Fundamental Psychological Conceptions'
Date(s): 1936
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Jung | Carl Gustav | 1875-1961 | psychoanalyst
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Archives and Manuscripts department is grateful to Mr Sonu Shamdasani for the following notes on the significance of this edition: "This particular copy is one of an edition of mimeographed seminars printed in Zurich that were originally available only in Jung libraries and to select individuals, and which are now in the course of being published. The lectures in question were published in 1967 under the title Analytical Psychology and included in Jung's Collected Works under the title by which they were generally known - "The Tavistock Lectures" (CW8).

However, the copy in question is of value for the following reasons (which are not generally known). In a conversation with Michael Fordham, an editor of the Collected Works, who was actually present at the lectures, he informed me that the publicly published versions were substantially edited - in particular, what he termed Jung's 'rudeness' to the assembled gathering of prominent British psychiatrists and psychologists was taken out. Further, the correspondence around the editing of this text shows that the question as to whether such tampering with Jung's 'holy writ' was permissible led to an involved discussion. Hence this copy would be of interest to anyone persuing either of these topics."


Scope and content/abstract:

'Fundamental Psychological Conceptions: a report of five lectures by CG Jung, MD, LLD, Professor at the Federal Technical University, Zurich, given under the auspices of the Institute of Medical Psychology, Malet Place, London, WC1, September 30 - October 4, 1935', edited by Mary Barker and Margaret Game for the Analytical Psychology Club, London, 1936.'

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This volume was found among the papers of Sona Rosa Burstein (1897-1971), an anthropologist employed at the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum from 1928 until 1957. Her books and papers were sorted and placed in the appropriate departments of the Library in the Spring of 1994. Miss Burstein appears to have obtained the volume through the good offices of Douglas Kennedy (1893-1988), Organising Director of the English Folk Dance Society, 1924-1961.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See Wellcome Library Sources leaflet no. 4: Psychiatry, psychoanalysis and psychological medicine.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Mar 2009.

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