Ellis, Henry Havelock (1859-1939), writer, critic, pioneer in scientific study of sexuality

  • Ellis, Henry Havelock, 1859-1939
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


5 letters, signed, formerly held in the Western Manuscripts Department's Autograph Letters Sequence. Includes 1 letter plus typed transcript (no. 3) to a Mr. Nugent about the latter's perceived effeminacy; and 1 letter (no. 4) to Dr. Josef Strasser of Vienna answering a set of questions concerning key decisions in his career and the factors that affected those decisions. Item 6 is a typed signed letter to Mr Ogden W. Heath of Garden City, Long Island, on religious experience and mysticism, 27 Jan 1929.

Also included as item 5 is the formal deed of separation between Ellis and his wife Edith (née Lees), dated 1916.



Physical description

5 items

Acquisition note

Purchased from: Heck, Vienna, August 1932 (acc.66450); Henry Bristow, February 1993 (acc.349142); Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers, Adelaide, Australia, September 2000 (acc.869); Julian Browning, autograph dealer, London, 2002 (acc.1278); David J Holmes Autographs Hamilton NY (acc.1838)

Biographical note

Writer, critic and pioneer in scientific study of sexuality.

Related material

At Wellcome Collection:

See MS. 7042 for more letters replying to Dr. Strasser's questionnaire (item 4).

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to S.A.J Moorat's Catalogue of Western Manuscripts

Location of duplicates

p 2 of letter to J Strasser 1931, and second page of letter to enquirer 1918, L0063471


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Accession number

  • 66450
  • 349142
  • 869
  • 1278
  • 1838