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Ruth Pine Furniss papers

Call Number: YCAL MSS 431
Scope and Contents
The Papers contain writings and other papers of American author Ruth Pine Furniss. Furniss's career as an author is documented in various material, including drafts, printed versions of her writings, contracts with publishers, and copyright cards. Some of Furniss's poetry, short stories, and articles written in the 1920s, and largely published in magazines and newspapers, are in a scrapbook of clippings. Reception of Furniss's novels, including Gay, Snow, and The Layman Looks at Doctors, is documented in reviews gathered into two scrapbooks. The Papers also include a draft for The Dreamland Tree, an unpublished novel completed in 1952 close to the end of Furniss's life. The correspondence of Furniss's son, W. Todd Furniss, reveal his endeavor to have The Dreamland Tree published following his mother's death.

The Papers also include personal effects, such as calling cards and photographs.
Conditions Governing Access
The materials are open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The Ruth Pine Furniss Papers 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
Gift of W. Todd Furniss (Yale 1942), 1983.
Organized into three series: I. W. Todd Furniss Correspondence, 1958-1960; II. Writings, 1926-1952; and III. Other Papers, 1919-1940.
1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Related Names
Furniss, Ruth Pine, 1893-1957
Language of Materials