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Haynes, Edmund S. P. (1877-1949)
British lawyer and writer. Married (wife's name not identified), three children. Well-known in British intellectual circles, Haynes associated with such radical writers and philosophers as Havelock Ellis
and H.G. Wells
, often serving as their solicitor. A specialist in divorce and marriage law, he was the author of several books including The Decline of Liberty in England
(1916), Divorce and Its Problems
(1935) and the autobiographical The Lawyer: A Conversation Piece
(published in 1951). Committed to free speech and an advocate of birth control, Haynes was active in the British Malthusian League
and became a vice-president in 1915. Margaret Sanger met Haynes in London during her 1914 exile and became a regular guest at his house.
References: Phyllis Grosskurth, Havelock Ellis: A Biography (1980); Margaret Sanger, An Autobiography (1938); David C. Smith, H.G. Wells: Desperately Mortal (1986); and Anthony West, H.G. Wells: Aspects of a Life (1984); Alec Waugh, My Brother Evelyn and Other Profiles (1967).
The Margaret Sanger Papers Electronic Edition: Margaret Sanger and The Woman Rebel, 1914-1916, eds. Esther Katz, Cathy Moran Hajo and Peter Engelman
(Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 1999). On the Web at http://mep.blackmesatech.com/mep/ [Accessed 20 October 2017]