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Early Sources on Sexual and Gender Identity (cont’d)

Sources at Cornell

Additional early sources on sexual and gender identity, courtship and sexual behavior, marriage and relationships, reproductive and sexual health, and erotica can be found in Cornell’s Rare and Manuscript Collections. Works by sexologists and others writing about sexuality from the 1860s through 1972 are listed in a bibliography.

Ladies’ Medical Guide: an Instructor, Counsellor, and Friend, Indispensable to Mothers and Daughters. Deposit, N.Y.: Phillips and Burrows, 1886. Human Sexuality Collection.
Havelock Ellis and John Addington Symonds. Sexual Inversion. London: Wilson and Macmillan, 1897. First English edition. Human Sexuality Collection.

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