11 April 2019

11th April 1906 - Freud to Jung Letter 1


On 11th April 1906 Sigmund Freud sent to Carl Jung a short letter that began a correspondence of over 360 letters. In the letter Sigmund thanked Carl for sending his book of word association studies, which praised the importance of Freud's psychoanalytic ideas. Freud was gratified and thanked Jung.

The correspondence ended less well after seven years when in reply to Jung's growing sarcasm, Freud wrote I propose that we abandon our personal relations entirely. I shall lose nothing by it, for my only emotional tie with you has been a long thin thread - the lingering effect of past disappointments.

Thanks to On This Day in Psychology by David Webb for the date.

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