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Letter to Dr W. Clifford M. Scott, 18 June 1957 

Letter to Dr W. Clifford M. Scott, 18 June 1957
Letter to Dr W. Clifford M. Scott, 18 June 1957

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date: 03 April 2020

Clifford Scott Archives (1903-1997) - National Archive. Ottawa, Canada.

Dr D. W. Winnicott 87 Chester Square S W 1 Sloane 9544

18th June 1957.


Dr. W. C. M. Scott,

Allan Memorial Institute,

1025 Pine Avenue West,

Montreal 18,


Dear Scott,

Thank you very much for writing me, and for getting my two books. The third one, the Collected Papers, is due to come out in two or three months from now. It is in a page-proof stage, and being indexed.

We look forward to seeing you during your visit to London and Paris. If there is any chance of your looking us up here at our address please let us know, otherwise we shall have to make the best of seeing you in Paris.

I will be able to tell you about the S.K. situation, which continues to be most difficult, that is to say, the analysis seems to be straightforward and yet there is always a difficulty. Over and over again I have to be able to tolerate being in despair and then I find that I have been put through this by the patient although she is not aware of what she is doing. I will not speak further of her at the present time.

Your note about worries of course interests me very much. I have read through the documents you sent me about your relationship with Professor Cameron which must be most difficult. These documents I will pass on to other members of the Council. It is difficult to know exactly how to communicate these matters to the Council, one of the troubles being that the Council Meetings are so long and there is so much work to be done that there never seems to be a proper place for documents like yours to be given due consideration. I think perhaps the administrative side of the business of the Society will be less arduous next year when Gillespie will be temporarily taking over from Bowlby. I shall continue to be President, but that at the present time means little more than presiding over the Scientific Meetings. I try to keep in touch with all the Committees but seldom attend any.

I was interested in your other note about Labrecque; what a pity it is that analysts have to split off instead of getting their differences aired and perhaps making a contribution in the process.

This is all for now. I am very interested in the article on possessions from the Gazette, Montreal. Many thanks for this.

Yours sincerely,