|Boehlich, W. (1990). Editor's Preface to The Letters of Sigmund Freud to Eduard Silberstein 1871-1881. The Letters of Sigmund..
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Boehlich, W. (1990). Editor's Preface to The Letters of Sigmund Freud to Eduard Silberstein 1871-1881. The Letters of Sigmund Freud to Eduard Silberstein 1871-1881, vii-ix
Editor's Preface to The Letters of Sigmund Freud to Eduard Silberstein 1871-1881
The important point is not that the thing be done by myself or another, but that it be done and done well, whether by a scoundrel or by an honorable man.
Correspondance Littéraire, XIV
The Letters of Sigmund Freud to Eduard Silberstein, so often quoted during the past few years, are now in the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Thanks to the initiative of Dr. Kurt R. Eissler and a donation from Muriel Gardiner, the Sigmund Freud Archives were able to acquire the originals at the end of the 1970s.
For the transcription I have relied mainly on photographs. The originals of the letters dated September 4, 1872; August 15, 1877; July 22, 1879; August 10, 1879; and October 3, 1880, have not been found, so that I had to work from unclear photocopies. The letters dated July 10, 11, and 16, 1873, together with the letter dated April 22, 1928, exist only in unreliable copies by an unknown hand.
A few of the letters were published as early as the 1960s: the letter of August 22, 1874,
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