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Jung My Mother and I

Emma Jung to Katy Cabot September 25, 1929

Emma to Katy:

Dr. Jung is actually absent and will come back on Sunday or Monday to resume work. I am not quite sure if he will be able to see you on Tuesday, as I don’t quite know what appointments he has made already. The best thing would be to ring up on Monday in order to fix an appointment. However it could only be a single one as Dr. Jung can take no new patients for the next term. ~Emma Jung to Katy Cabot, Jung 25 September 1929, My Mother and I, Page 43

Emma Jung to Katy Cabot November 3, 1941

On her return to Zurich, towards the end of October, Katy must have sent Emma Jung a book, rather than her customary gift of flowers. Mrs. Jung writes:


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Nov. 3th, 1941

Dear Mrs. Cabot!

Thank you very much for sending me the book; it is indeed an interesting experience to read the New Testament in the language of our days: one gets a newer and more living impression, and many things strike you far more directly than in the traditional style.

I have been wondering whether you were still in Ascona, and am very pleased to hear that you have come to your winter quarters again. I am looking forward to seeing you soon.

With kind regards,

Emma Jung ~Jane Cabot Reid, Jung My Mother and I, Page 386

Emma Jung to Katy Cabot undated in 1942

A letter from Mrs. Jung followed:

Undated [1942]


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My dear Mrs. Cabot!

Thank you very much for your letter; I was so sorry that I was not at home during those days and could be of no help to you.

You have gone through it all very bravely indeed; I can feel so well what it all meant for you, outwardly and inwardly.

It will still be hard on you to get accustomed to the void left by your friend’s death, one who was near you during so many years!

As I heard from Dr. Jung and Toni, the funeral was very beautiful; I was glad about that, as it seems to me that it needs something impressive and beautiful to form the final point in a man’s life.

Somehow it helps to accept fate and build like a bridge to the spiritual realm, in which our beloved-ones live on forever.

I also hope that the demands of life will help you and that you will find new forces after this exceedingly strenuous time, which must have been rather exhausting!

In the lovely Ascona surrounding you will have an ideal place for resting.

I also want to thank you, for having left us your apartment, and provided us with tea-things, and cigarettes which we were very glad to use.

We always made tea for ourselves, which was very nice and restful and helped Dr. Jung not get too tired.

I also have to confess, that we ate some of the biscuits in the box in the kitchen – please excuse.

For telephone calls I owe you 20 Fr. which I am sending you by post.

With warmest greetings also from Uncle.

Yours very sincerely,

Emma Jung ~Emma Jung, Jung My Mother and I, Page 416

Emma Jung to Katy Cabot September 24, 1942

A few weeks later Katy received the following card from Mrs. Jung:

Bollingen, 24 Sept. 1942

Dear Mrs. Cabot!

Thank you for your letter; I had no idea you were in Zurich and at the Kinderhilfe bazaar; it is a pity I didn’t see you in the Poly.

Now we are in Bollingen again until the end of next week; Dr. Jung is starting work again on Monday Oct. 5th.

I just rang up the Waldhaus to ask you, whether you would like to come to see us here in Bollingen next Monday or Tuesday, or whether you will still be in Zurich after the 5th of Oct. and would rather come to Kusnacht or see me in town then?

I also am looking forward to seeing you and hope you are feeling better now.

We have had a fine holyday in the Wallis.

With kind regards,

Yours sincerely,

Emma Jung ~Jane Cabot Reid, Jung My Mother and I, Page 415-417

Emma Jung to Katy Cabot January 15, 1943

Early in the year Katy received the following letter from Mrs. Jung:


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Dear Mrs. Cabot!

I have been sending you affectionate New Years wishes in my own wireless style, that is in thought, but nevertheless feel somewhat guilty for not having put them down on paper at the right time.

Please forgive me and believe that it is not because I had forgotten you; I had such a rush before Xmas, that I just couldn’t make myself do anything in the week we spent in Locamo over New Year.

Now, even if it is late, I want to express you my heartiest wishes and to thank you for your letters, which I was greatly pleased to read.

I was particularly glad to hear about Janey, and so was Onkel, it is splendid that she is taking that job at the Legation; this will be excellent for her, I am sure, and help her to get a more real standpoint in life, and to realize what she needs or what is suitable for her or not.

I hope also that you both enjoyed your holydays at Wengen, and that it had a good effect!

It is a pity you cannot be here for the Club discussion; your contribution is very valuable to me and I hope to be able to get it into the discussion, for you have [come?] upon a very important point.

We enjoyed our Locamo holydays very much, walking almost every day from morning to evening ( another reason for not having written).

The weather was nice though not so much sun as we would have liked. Now we feel rested again and prepare ourselves to start work next week.

I am looking forward to seeing you in February – in the meantime my warmest greetings.

Yours very sincerely,

Emma Jung ~Jane Cabot Reid, Jung My Mother and I, Page 430-431

Emma Jung to Katy Cabot April 20, 1943


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Bollingen 20.4.43

Dear Mrs. Cabot!

Indeed, I often was wondering what had become of you, as you did not tum up in Zurich as we had expected, so I was very pleased indeed to hear from you now and to conclude from your letter that you are doing well.

So you are in Geneva now!

Or perhaps this will reach you already in Casa Eranos. Easter-time in this lovely spring weather will be marvelous there.

I do hope to see you in May and hear more fully about how you spent the winter.

I was very interested to hear about Janey. It is splendid, I think, that she has this position in Bern. Does she like to be there?

And how fortunate the Tessiner beau had got eclipsed, and lost its importance!

We have had a very good winter indeed and now are enjoying our holyday at Bollingen.

Yes, our discussion at the Club was interesting & considered a success.

We had so much material that we could not even discuss it all and so are planning another evening in May or June.

It would be nice if you could be present then.

Somehow I could not get your thoughts into the discussion, as it took another line, where I could not fit it in, but maybe next time there will be an occasion, as we will discuss probably the collective aspect of relations.

If you were present you could make your contribution yourself!

The X affair was rather exciting, I must tell you about it when I see you.

The reason why he was excluded [from the Club] is really that through his continued money borrowing and making debts etc., he was considered to discredit the Club, which is true.

As something happened just then, the Vorstand thought the moment had come to take this step.

It was very penible of course, one does not like to do such a thing and he is to be pitied in a way, but on the other hand it is true, that he never seems to learn anything and that it makes a very bad impression as he boasts with being a psychologist & a member of the Club.

I wish you a happy Eastertime and with affectionate greetings,


Emma Jung

I have to add this post-scriptum to say: Did you hear of Prof. Zimmer’s death?1 And isn’t it awfully sad?

He died of pneumonia in New York, as we heard through a cable from Mrs. Mellon.  It is really a loss.

He could have done such fine work and things that nobody else was able to.

And for his family it means a terrible loss; I feel such pity for poor Mrs. Zimmer, who first lost her home and now her husband.

It is comforting to think, though, that she has found such nice friends in America, who, I feel sure, will stand by her.

Another sad news we read today in the paper: Dr. [Kurt] Binswanger’ s only son was killed in a flying accident.

This is terrible too.  He was quite young and just starting as pilot in the army.

Poor Dr. Binswanger – this will be a terrible blow for him. ~Jane Cabot Reid, Jung My Mother and I, Page 431-433

Emma Jung to Katy Cabot [Undated 1943]


Casa Eranos



Dear Mrs. Cabot,

Besides this formal reply – I don’t know whether it is correctly styled – I want to thank you also personally for the invitation to Janey’s marriage and tell you, that we are looking forward to this event.

Also I want to express to you our gratefulness for your kindness and generosity in having let us have your apartment with all the Aufmerksamkeiten [attentiveness] you thought of so kindly.

We enjoyed it so and it made things much nicer and easier for Dr.

Jung & myself.

With affectionate greetings,


Emma Jung ~Emma Jung, Jung My Mother and I, Page 439

Emma Jung to Katy Cabot August 24, 1043

Saas-Fee, 24.VIII.1943

Hotel Allalin

Dear Mrs. Cabot!

Thank you for your letter, which reached us here in Saas-Fee, which is an extraordinarily beautiful mountain-place, where we enjoy a very peaceful holyday.

The weather had been fine almost the whole time and we are walking a lot.1 It is a splendid counterbalance to Ascona!

I was glad to hear that you were well & that something is ‘crystalizing’ in you, as you say and I think it may become more tangible after this busy time is over and you have the necessary quietness for such inner things. I feel so glad for you that after this time of what you call “feeling abrutie” [stunned] new life announces itself!

We are looking forward to next Saturday and Uncle asks me to tell you, that he will say a few words as a sort of ‘Grandfather’ & according to your wish.

I find it very nice and amusing that you want the wedding to be in Swiss Style, it’s a very nice idea of yours, and I hope everybody will enjoy it.

Thank you also for letting me know about the silver; I am glad to know.

With affectionate greetings from both of us,


Emma Jung ~Emma Jung, Jung My Mother and I, Page 439-440