By Brett Kahr
A distillation of painstaking learn into the lifetime of Donald Winnicott, tracing his lifestyles from his youth in Plymouth, via his occupation in paediatrics, to his election as President of the British Psycho-Analytic Society. the writer makes many attention-grabbing hyperlinks among Winnicott's lifestyles and the improvement of his theories.
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W. WINNICOTT: A BIOGRAPHICAL PORTRAIT found I possessed a blue cart made in Switzerland, like those that the people there use for bringing home wood. " (Winnicott, 1962c, p. 70). Furthermore, his close relationship to his nanny, Allie, lasted for more than fifty years. Winnicott (1957j) main tained a lively interest in the nanny's well-being until her death, and he must have derived great sustenance from this relation ship. Young Winnicott had a transitional object—a special posses sion of childhood: a doll called "Lily", which had belonged previ ously to Kathleen, the younger of his two sisters.
Houghton, personal communication, 27 September 1994). He died on 5 October 1963 (Howard & Houghton, 1991). Among the other masters were The Reverend William Theodore Aquilla Barber, the venerable Headmaster of the school from 1898 until 1919, Joseph Clark Isard, the Bursar, and an Old Leysian in his own right, and, above all, the legendary William H . Balgarnie (Howard & Houghton, 1991). Mr Balgarnie worked at The Leys from 1900 until 1930 and again from 1940 until 1946. A superb teacher, Balgarnie served as the real-life model for the immortal literary character "Mr Chips", the pro tagonist of the classic novel by James Hilton, himself a pupil at The Leys School from 1915 until 1918 (Geoffrey C .
The Winnicott brothers established themselves first in their father's red-brick and limestone offices on Frankfort Street in Plymouth, an imposing building designed by the local architect Henry Snell, which ex tended more than one hundred feet in length (Robinson, 1991); eventually, they expanded the firm to other locations too, includ ing branches on George Lane and on Frankfort Lane, and, in 1941, on Ebrington Street as well. Frederick Winnicott had a tremendous flair for business deals, and he no doubt received m u c h wise instruction from his own father, Richard Winnicott, Senior.