Halliday Sutherland

"Dr. Halliday Sutherland is 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

The Litri and Manuelito 1

Dr. Sutherland’s 1946 Spanish Journey (see previous post) was not his first visit: he had visited at the turn of the twentieth century. It was then that he had tried bull-fighting. …I spoke … Continue reading

1 September 2016 · Leave a comment

Spanish Journey

In August 1946, Halliday Sutherland travelled to Spain at the invitation of the Spanish Government—why did he go? As he explained in the beginning of Spanish Journey: A communist sent me to … Continue reading

1 August 2016 · Leave a 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 invasion of England

  Dr. Halliday Sutherland tells of the events in Deal and at Walmer Castle, Kent in 1916: At Deal I assisted in the defence against the invasion of England. No news … Continue reading

1 July 2016 · Leave a comment

atlasobscura.com

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

Secret admirers

It is interesting to note that some contemporary writers about Marie Stopes sometimes signal that they are disturbed by her eugenic beliefs. For example: Tom Nash wrote of her “troubling interest in eugenics” (The … Continue reading

1 June 2016 · Leave a comment

Consumption Dispensary

One of the aims of this website is to make the Halliday Sutherland archive accessible to a wider audience, including to historians and journalists. Some of the documents published uniquely here include Dr. … Continue reading

9 May 2016 · Leave a comment

A return to Arcadia

Halliday Sutherland wrote in a style that at first sight appears to be economical, yet it is also very evocative.  The example given here is Dr. Sutherland’s description of his return to “Arcadia”. I made a pilgrimage two summers … Continue reading

1 May 2016 · Leave a comment

“Roman Catholic Doctor”

Biographies of Marie Stopes deal with Halliday Sutherland in remarkably similar ways. They tell you three essential facts: They tell you that he was a “Roman Catholic doctor”; that he heard Professor Anne McIlroy speak … Continue reading

1 April 2016 · 1 Comment

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Centenary of the Stopes v. Sutherland libel trial

February 21st, 2023
5.8 years to go.