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Documents related to the publishing of Havelock Ellis' "The Psychology of Sex" in the United States, including signed contracts, his copyright claim, Francoise Lafitte-Cyon's 1966 renewal of the copyright claim, Emerson Press correspondence with Dr. Allen Forbath who used Ellis' research in this book "Love and Marriage" (Liveright Press, 1939), a signed letter from Ellis to Emerson press dated February 11, 1939 mentioning his eightieth birthday and a request for circulars of "Psychology of Sex," several letters commenting on his failing health and death including an August 11, 1939 letter from Florence Rose, Secretary to Margaret Sanger (Folder 4), and reviews, royalty statements, estate filings, and correspondence regarding publication of subsequent editions. The collection's original folders contain descriptive information and have been retained in Folder 12.

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