Halliday Sutherland

"A born writer, especially a born story-teller. Dr. Sutherland, who is distinguished in medicine, is an amateur in the sense that he only writes when he has nothing better to do. But when he does, it could hardly be done better." G.K. Chesterton.

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Fruits of Philosophy

Stopes v. Sutherland—known also as the “Birth Control Libel Trial”—opened in the High Court, London on 21 February 1923. The words that led Stopes to sue were published in Birth … Continue reading

1 August 2017 · Leave a comment

Adam and Eve

This short story was among the typed manuscripts in Dr. Halliday Sutherland’s personal papers. It is headed Chapter XVII, but to my knowledge, it was not published in any of … Continue reading

1 June 2017 · Leave a comment

The Perfect Eugenic State

The ‘Lethal Chamber’ in Eugenic Thought is a chapter Dan Stone’s book, Breeding Superman. Stone argues that the concept of the lethal chamber was not unknown to Britons given that it … Continue reading

1 April 2017 · 1 Comment

The Hound of Heaven

The Arches of the Years was included in the Publishers Weekly list in 1933 and was perhaps Halliday Sutherland’s most successful book. The title is taken from the second line of a poem … Continue reading

1 January 2017 · 3 Comments

Happy Christmas!

As 2016 draws to a close, a big “thank-you” to the friends and supporters of this website. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Mark Sutherland—Curator, hallidaysutherland.com

20 December 2016 · Leave a comment

The Litri and Manuelito 3

This is the third part of the story of The Litri and his son, Manuelito, from The Arches of the Years by Dr. Halliday Sutherland. At the end of the … Continue reading

1 November 2016 · 1 Comment

The Litri and Manuelito 2

This is the second part of the story of The Litri and Manuelito from The Arches of The Years by Dr. Halliday Sutherland. My attention was distracted from the bull’s eyes by what … Continue reading

1 October 2016 · 1 Comment

Biography Online

Marie Stopes biography is an article on the Biography Online website. This article, on the other hand, is about Dr Halliday Sutherland and in it, I comment on how Dr Sutherland is … Continue reading

24 July 2016 · Leave a comment

allday.com article

The “History” section of allday.com recently published this article: “In 1918, She Taught The Public How To Actually Enjoy Sex With Her Scandalous Book” by Jennifer Wirth Jennifer Wirth’s article … Continue reading

15 July 2016 · Leave a comment


The “Roman Catholic doctor” three-word bio persists in this article on atlasobscura.com: How a 1918 author introduced the world to the concept of female pleasure. I contacted the website to make my … Continue reading

15 June 2016 · Leave a comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

21 February 2023
16 months to go.