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Letter to Dr W. Clifford M. Scott, 11 January 1945 

Letter to Dr W. Clifford M. Scott, 11 January 1945
Letter to Dr W. Clifford M. Scott, 11 January 1945

Robert Adès

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date: 28 March 2020

Letter begun 7 January 1945 at Plymouth Hill a small town near Dartmoor, sent 11 January 1945. Clifford Scott Archives (1903-1997) - National Archive. Ottawa, Canada.

At Plymouth Hill


11 JAN 1945


My dear Scott

Thank you so very much for reading my manuscript1: I was surprised you thought it could be made worthy of the Journal. It was not well received, and in fact was badly misunderstood. But I enjoyed trying to develop the theme in front of the people i.e. less formally, and discovering oneself’s own doubts and even new ideas while talking.

I will show you a developed version. I cannot thank you enough for this new light you shed on things for me.

Good wishes to you all

Donald W. Winnicott

Alice thanks you very much for the enclosure for her about Canadians Crafts. She wishes that something of the same sort could be instituted in England, and has always worked towards that end.


1 Probably refers to the paper “The Psychoanalytic Patient’s Wish for Further Treatment” given at the British Psychoanalytic Society’s scientific meeting 6 December 1944.