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Robert M. Furniss collection of Ezra Pound

 Collection
Call Number: YCAL MSS 633

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of materials from the estate of Robert M. Furniss, Jr., who served as Ezra Pound's attorney from 1953-1958, when Pound was hosiptalized at St. Elizabeth's psychiatric hospital in Washington, D.C. Materials in the collection include correspondence, financial records, printed materials, and other papers relating to Ezra and Dorothy Pound and Furniss's administration of their affairs. it also includes records of dental expenses for Sherri Martinelli.

Dates

  • 1941-1959

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Robert M. Furniss Collection of Ezra Pound is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, Inc. on the Ezra Pound Archive Fund, 2012.

Extent

1.42 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Catalog Record

A record for this collection is available in Orbis, the Yale University Library catalog

Persistent URL

https://hdl.handle.net/10079/fa/beinecke.furnisspound

Robert M. Furniss

Robert M. Furniss, Jr. (1923-1977) was an American attorney whose clients inlcuded the poet, Ezra Pound.

Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound (1885-1972), American poet.

Processing Information

Collections are processed to a variety of levels, depending on the work necessary to make them usable, their perceived research value, the availability of staff, competing priorities, and whether or not further accruals are expected. The library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections as they are acquired, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.

This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.

Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
Title
Guide to the Robert M. Furniss Collection of Ezra Pound
Author
by Beinecke staff
Date
December 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Part of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Repository

Contact:
P. O. Box 208330
New Haven CT 06520-8330 US
(203) 432-2977

Location

121 Wall Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Opening Hours

Access Information

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