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Sigmund Freud Papers

Date range: c.1911-1938.

A collection of correspondence in English between Sigmund Freud and his nephew Sam, the son of his elder half-brother Emanuel who emigrated to England and settled in Manchester.

The collection consists of:

  • 69 letters from Freud to his nephew Sam, 1911-1938, and 61 copies of replies by Sam, 1914-1931
  • 4 letters from Freud to his niece Pauline, 1931-1938
  • 3 letters from Freud's daughter Anna to her cousin Sam, 1920

The correspondence almost entirely concerns family matters and includes accounts of the difficult conditions in Austria after the First World War.

Finding aids

Outline list.


The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library