Margaret Sanger, "Havelock Ellis," 1939.

Source: "Margaret Sanger Papers, Sophia Smith Collection Margaret Sanger Microfilm, Smith College Collections S72:117."

For additional versions see Library of Congress Microfilm 130:32 and Margaret Sanger Microfilm, Smith College Collections S72:1128.


Havelock Ellis

Tall, shy, a veritable white giant with his enormous shock of hair, the personality of HE was that of a pioneer. . . for pioneer he has been in all of his more important pursuits.

The labors of this genius, unique in history, to bring to women & men alike a better understanding of their physical mental & spiritual creative functions.

In generations yet to come posterity will recognize HE as the one who opened the spiritual portals of the twentieth century and revealed sex as a spiritual factor in the lives of men & women.

In this alone he has rendered incalculable aid in bringing about a better era for human kind.

Havelock like nearly all great thinkers has been content to live simply & in what many would consider poverty & obscurity.

His work & fame in Sex psychology is ↑now↓ universally recognized but he was ↑as↓ indifferent to applause & praise as he was to abuse & criticism.


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