What does the "d'" in d'écrire mean? Does it reference the statement the author just made? I.e. it would mean: and of this the naif Kinsey writes...?

Il ne s'agit plus de la petite tante que tout le monde connaît, mais d'une personne sur deux - votre voisin, ou votre fils, pourquoi pas ? Et le naïf Kinsey d'écrire :...

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As an infinitive prefix, de can play a similar role than "to" in English (to write).

Here, there is a rare literary usage of de. The sentence means :

...and the naive Kinsey [then] writes...

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