CHARLES K. "ADELYNE MORE" OGDEN - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 4/27 - HFSID 17628
CHARLES K. OGDEN ("ADELYNE MORE") Autograph Letter signed with his familiar pseudonym ("add a line more") Autograph Letter signed: "Adelyne", 1 page, 8½x11. Cambridge, England, April 27, n.y. On letterhead of Dr. Smith Ely Jelliffe to "Dear Anita"
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CHARLES K. OGDEN ("ADELYNE MORE")
Autograph Letter signed with his familiar pseudonym ("add a line more")
Autograph Letter signed: "Adelyne", 1 page, 8½x11. Cambridge, England, April 27, n.y. On letterhead of Dr. Smith Ely Jelliffe to "Dear Anita". In full: "I, like his majesty, have enjoyed your book; and now I have your letter to Frau Dr. S. E. Jelliffe. You have not yet read my book, and are not likely to; but you have this my letter - so when we meet I shall be only one up. Yours sincerely. [signature] P.S. Madam Jelliffe and I are putting our girlish heads together in an essay, 'On Being Hatracktive.'" Accompanied by an undated cover of the journal, Psyche, with the name Adelyne More listed as a contributor and circled in blue ink (unknown hand). Adelyne More ("add a line more") was a pseudonym of Charles Kay Ogden (1889-1957), an English linguist who devised Basic English - a vocabulary of 850 words designed for international communication. He was co-founder (1909) of the Heretics Society, devoted to questioning traditional beliefs. His monograph, "The Meaning of Meaning", was an influential essay on the function of language. From 1927, he was the editor of Psyche, a journal of psychology. Smith Ely Jelliffe (1866-1945) was an American neurologist and psychoanalyst, editor for 40 years, beginning in 1902, of the Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases. He published the first English translations of many works by Freud, Jung and Adler. In 1920, the widowed Jelliffe married Bee Dobson. However, since Ogden's letter is in a playful tone, it may have been he and Smith Jelliffe who were putting their "girlish heads" together. Staple holes at top left corner. Soiled at top edge. Right center edge has ¼"x½" notch. One horizontal and one vertical mailing fold crease. Toned and creased at edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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