Letter to Dr W. Clifford M. Scott, 20 September 1960
87 Chester Square,
20th September 1960.
Dr. W. Clifford M. Scott,
1516 Pine Avenue West,
A letter in reply to yours is very much overdue and perhaps you have had to send out the notices about the Psycho-Analytic Meeting without putting in a title. The trouble is that I cannot think so far in advance because there are the other two lectures in Montreal and also I am trying to complete a chapter of a book on Modern Concepts in Psycho-Analysis and I am urgently engaged in writing my Congress contribution on The Theory of the Parent-Infant Relationship; the latter is to be published in the Journal and I must finish it before I leave for Canada.
It struck me that a good thing would be to try out some of this paper on The Theory of the Parent-Infant Relationship on the Canadian Society, which would enable me to get some help from your own comments which I would very much value. On the other hand I could bring material with me which could be turned into a quite other kind of paper indicating the way my ideas affect my interpretations in my work, which would also perhaps give opportunity for a discussion and for me to learn something. If I have other ideas I will let you know but for the time being I am suggesting that I give your Society a preview of my Congress contribution, which goes along with another on the same subject by Phyllis Greenacre, also to be published in the Journal.
At the moment of writing I am not at all sure that Clare will be able to come. If she cannot come both of us will be very sad about it and I am sure that you and Mady will be disappointed too. I very much look forward to visiting your country house.
Every good wish,