date(s):
1913-1937
creator(s):
Curran, Pearl Lenore Pollard, 1883-1937
subject(s):
Spiritualism; Mediums; Poetry; Plays; Women
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A0351 Worth, Patience Collection Inventory of Patience Worth Collection A0351 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-26 06:38:44 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Patience Worth Collection Curran, Pearl Lenore Pollard, 1883-1937 A0351 2.5 Cubic Feet (3 boxes; 30 volumes) 1913-2012 Processing Information Processed by Jaime Bourassa, 2013. Donor Information In 1956, Mr. and Mrs. Dudley French donated poems written by Patience Worth for Mrs. French and others, 1917-1920. In the same year, M.D. Conroy donated a book of poetry written to members of the Parrish family by Patience Worth through Mrs. Pearl Lenore Curran, 1924-1928. The thirty volumes of writings of Patience Worth as set down by Pearl Curran, including accounts of séances, poems, and miscellaneous thoughts, were donated in 1957 by Mrs. A.B. Smith, a close friend of Pearl Curran while she was living in California and prior. In 1973, Peggy Ives Cole donated Casper Yost’s typescript of First Book of Panda ; various transcriptions of sessions with Patience Worth; the partial manuscript of The Merry Tale ; a stock certificate of the Patience Worth Publishing Co., $10.00 share; and miscellaneous writings of Patience Worth. Dr. Daniel B. Shea donated a photograph of Pearl Curran’s gravesite in 2013. Photocopies of articles about the Curran family and Patience Worth were also given by Dr. Shea at that time. Biographical Sketch Pearl Pollard was born in 1883 in Mound City, Illinois, and moved to St. Louis with her family about 1897. She married John H. Curran in 1907. After his death in 1922, she married Henry H. Rogers (died 1926), and in 1931 she married Robert Warman. Beginning around 1913, the spirit of a supposedly long-dead English Puritan girl, Patience Worth, spoke through Pearl Curran and her Ouija board (channeling). Through Mrs. Curran, Patience Worth dictated plays, poems, and essays. A number of publications resulted from the “spiritual writings” of Patience Worth, including The Sorry Tale and Hope Trueblood . Through Patience Worth’s urging, Pearl and John Curran adopted a daughter whom they christened Patience Wee, and whom Patience Worth considered her own spiritual daughter. Patience Worth continued to communicate through Mrs. Curran on a regular basis until her death in 1937 in California. Scope and Contents The collection includes correspondence of Pearl Curran and miscellaneous material relating to her career; 29 typescript volumes of dialogues between Patience Worth and the family and friends of Pearl Curran, 1913-1937; loose typescripts of selected dialogues, 1916-1928; one bound volume titled “Odds and Ends” of miscellaneous writings, poems, etc. by Patience Worth; a typescript by Casper Yost of Patience Worth’s The First Book of Panda , 1915-1916; partial typescript manuscripts of Patience Worth’s works Redwing and The Merry Tale ; a book of poetry written by Patience Worth for members of the Parrish family; loose poems written for Mrs. Dudley French and others; original and photocopy newspaper clippings regarding Pearl Curran and Patience Worth; a photograph of Pearl Curran’s gravesite; and correspondence of the Missouri Historical Society with donor Mrs. A.B. Smith. Arrangement The collection is divided into the following four series: Pearl Curran Series , Patience Worth Typescripts Series , Manuscripts Series , and Ancillary Material Series . The original binding for The First Book of Panda manuscript was removed to Box 3 for preservation of the manuscript. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for comforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Patience Worth Collection, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Bibliography For more information concerning Pearl Curran and Patience Worth, please see the following publications, all available in the Missouri History Museum Library: The Patience of Pearl: Spiritualism and Authorship in the Writings of Pearl Curran by Daniel B. Shea. Columbia, Mo.: University of Missouri Press, 2012. Rediscovering Pearl Curran: solving the mystery of Patience Worth by Mia Grandolfi Wall. Tulane University Thesis, 2000. Singer in the shadows: the strange story of Patience Worth by Irving Litvag. New York: Macmillan, 1972. The case of Patience Worth: a critical study of certain unusual phenomena by Walter Franklin Pierce. Boston: Boston Society for Psychic Research, 1927. Patience Worth: a psychic mystery by Casper S. Yost. New York: H. Holt and Company, 1916. Spiritualism Spiritualists -- Missouri -- Saint Louis Spirit writings Women authors, American -- 20th century Worth, Patience (Spirit) Pearl Curran Series Typed letter from Pearl L. Curran, 5711 Cates Ave., St. Louis, Mo., to Mrs. Ives and Miss Calley. Mentions news from Mrs. Rohland that “Patience Worth is in the air back East and every one is talking about it.” (2 pages) 1916 May 9 1 1 Typed letter from Pearl and Jack [Curran], St. Louis, Mo., to Mrs. Halsey Ives and Cally, Ogunquit, Maine. Describes how Pearl broke her arm by falling down the stairs. Gives news on acquaintances Dr. Woodruff and Mrs. McKee. (4 pages, envelope) 1917 Aug 9 1 1 Program for the first public “Patience Worth Evening,” held at Victoria Theatre to benefit the American Red Cross Society. (4 pages) 1917 Nov 9 1 1 Program for "Patience Worth Evening," Victoria Theatre, St. Louis, November 9, 1917 Stock certificate of Margaret Ives for the Patience Worth Publishing Company, one share for $10. (1 item) (accession number: 73-0042) 1918 Mar 28 1 1 Typed letter from Pearl and Jack [Curran], 5714 Vernon Ave., to Mrs. Ives. Discusses German philosopher Mr. Behr, who now believes in the afterlife because of Patience Worth and is translating her works into German. Also touches on the health of the Curran family, and mentions a new work by Patience titled The Pot Upon the Wheel . On John Howard Curran Lands stationery. (1 item) 1919 July 17 1 1 Typed letter from Pearl and Jack [Curran], St. Louis, Mo., to “Dears.” Regarding Pearl’s story in the Saturday Evening Post being purchased by the Goldwyn Film Company for $1,500. Also mentions her “Rosa” story, which is being turned into a one-act play and from which she will earn 50% proceeds. Regarding Patience, Pearl writes, “. . . I think my own writing has been a boost rather than a detriment to her. I’m glad of that and shall not get foolish but keep humble- I must never forget that God gave me an angel to help me. Theres [ sic ] no telling how much she has done of my stuff and I know that.” On Patience Worth’s Magazine stationery. (3 pages) 1920 Jan 19 1 1 Christmas greeting and poem titled “Yuletide” by Patience Worth, sent by Mrs. John H. Curran. (1 item) 1925 Dec 25 1 1 Easter greeting card, partially hand-painted, from Pearl [Curran] to Gracie [Parrish]. (3 pages) 1926 [Apr] 1 1 Poem titled “Allelujah” from “Patience” to Sweet Gracie [Parrish]. (1 item, envelope) 1927 May 1 1 1 Letter from Pearl [Curran], St. Louis, Mo., to Gracie [Parrish], sending well wishes and a poem from Patience to Gracie. Includes handwritten and typed versions of the poem. (3 items) 1929 Apr 9 1 1 Typed page titled “‘Jean’s’ Indication of the Last Incarnation of,” which describes the most recent past lives of Williamina Parrish, Grace Parrish, Isabel Parrish, Dinks Parrish, Aggie Parrish, Betty McCormick, Robert Ryan, Mike Conroy, Petronelle Sombart, Marguerite Fischel, and Nino Ronchi. (1 item) No date 1 1 Patience Worth Typescripts Series Transcriptions. 1913 July 31-1915 Aug 31 Volume 1 Transcriptions. 1915 Aug 31-1916 Mar 3 Volume 2 Transcription, Afternoon. Those present: Mrs. Rohland, Miss Dolbee, Miss Fitzroy, Mrs. Ives, Miss Ives, and The Family. Patience Worth is asked about Miss Fitzroy’s drawings and the signature “J. W.” “First meeting between Patience and J. W.” written on the reverse of the second page. (2 pages) 1916 Jan 30 1 2 Transcriptions. 1916 Mar 6-July 3 Volume 3 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Ives and Miss Ives, Mr. and Mrs. Woodruff, The Family, Miss Woodruff, Miss Fitzroy, and Miss Saunders. Patience Worth calls a bespectacled Dr. Woodruff an “Owl,” and composes poetry for Miss Woodruff. (4 pages) 1916 Mar 17 1 2 Transcription, Friday, At Home. Those present: Mrs. D. R. Francis, Mr. Wade Chance, Mrs. F. W. Richardson, Florence Hayward, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Francis, and The Family. Patience Worth is asked what the world needs most, comments on Mr. Chance’s mother, criticizes Mrs. Curran’s transcription of her words, and is asked if the United States should join the Great War. (7 pages) 1916 Apr 7 1 2 Transcription, Monday Evening. Those present: Mr. Yost, [M?]abel Warren, Mrs. Ives and Miss Ives, and Mrs. Allen. Patience Worth comments on the guests, and composes poems for them. (4 pages) 1916 Apr 10 1 2 Transcription, Saturday Evening. Those present: Mrs. and Mr. Taussig, Mrs. Allen, and Mrs. and Miss Cally Ives. Patience Worth composes the poem “To the Warsmen.” (4 pages) 1916 Apr 22 1 2 Transcription. Those present: Brother and Family. (3 pages) 1916 May 15 1 2 Transcription, Tuesday Evening. Those present: Mrs. Ives, Miss Callie Ives, and The Family. (2 pages) 1916 May 16 1 2 Transcription, Sunday Afternoon. Those present: Mrs. and Cally Ives, and The Family. Patience Worth bids Mrs. and Miss Ives farewell for the summer. (2 pages) 1916 June 4 1 2 Transcription, Wednesday Evening. Those present: The Family. Contains an additional line to a poem handwritten along the right side of the first page. (2 pages) 1916 June 20 1 2 Transcriptions. 1916 July 7-1917 Jan 11 Volume 4 Transcription. Those present: Mr. Yost and The Family. (1 item) 1916 July 17 1 2 Transcription, Wednesday Evening. Those present: The Family. Patience Worth requests that the Currans adopt a baby and name it after her. (4 pages) 1916 Aug 16 1 2 Transcript of session with the Curran family and Patience Worth, August 16, 1916 Transcription, Monday Evening. Those present: Mr. and Mrs. McKee, Mr. Yost, Hilda Mueller, and The Family. Patience Worth comments on rocking chairs and fear, and declines to discuss who the next president will be. (5 pages) 1916 Sept 18 1 2 Transcription. Those present: The Ives’ and The Family. (5 pages) 1916 Sept 30 1 2 Transcription, Tuesday Evening. Those present: Mrs. Ives, Miss Cally Ives, and The Family. “Lots of news” handwritten on the first page. Mentions Patience Worth’s desire for a child. (2 pages) 1916 Oct 10 1 2 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Ives, Cally Ives, Mrs. H.M. Jones, and Mrs. R. Jones. Patience Worth discusses Jerusalem with Mrs. Jones. (2 pages) 1916 Oct 14 1 2 Transcription, Monday Evening. Those present: Mr. Yost and The Family. (2 pages) 1916 Oct 16 1 2 Transcription, Thursday Evening. Those present: The Family, Mrs. Ives, and Miss Cally Ives. Mentions the announcement about Patience Wee in The Mirror . (1 item) 1916 Oct 19 1 2 Transcription. Mrs. Ives, Cally Ives, and Miss and Mrs. Richardson visit to meet Patience Wee. (1 item) 1916 Nov 4 1 2 Transcription, Thursday Evening. Those present: Dr. and Mrs. Woodruff, Mr. and Mrs. Woodruff, Mrs. Van Riper, Mrs. Ives, Miss Cally Ives, and The Family. (2 pages) 1916 Nov 9 1 2 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Ives, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Van Riper, Mrs. Tansey, and The Family. Discusses the dual personality of Mrs. Curran and Patience Worth, as well as Patience Worth’s friendship with the circle of visitors. (3 pages) 1916 Nov 18 1 2 Transcription, Evening. Those present: Mr. and Mrs. Fitzroy, Miss Mazie Fitzroy, Mrs. Ives, Cally [Ives], and Us [The Family]. Mentions Patience Wee’s upcoming christening, and Miss Fitzroy draws a picture of Patience Wee. (2 pages) 1916 Nov 25 1 2 Transcription, Monday Night. Patience Worth discusses Patience Wee’s christening. (1 item) 1916 Nov 27 1 2 Transcription. Those present: Mr. Shattuck, Mrs. Crunden, Mrs. Cheny, Mrs. Ives, Cally [Ives], and The Family. Mr. Shattuck discuses several spiritual matters with Patience Worth. (4 pages) 1916 Dec 9 1 2 Transcription. Those present: Dr. W. and Faith, Mrs. Ives and Cally, and The Family. (1 item) 1916 Dec 28 1 2 Transcription. Those present: Brother, Jennie Hopper, and Family. (1 item) 1917 Jan 1 1 3 Transcript of session with the Curran family, Jennie Hopper, and Patience Worth, January 1, 1917 Transcription. Those present: The Ives’ and The Family. (1 item) 1917 Jan 6 1 3 Transcriptions. 1917 Jan 13-Aug 13 Volume 5 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Amy M. Beach, Mr. and Mrs. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Kroeger, Mr. and Miss Blackwelder, Mrs. Mary Turner Salter, Mrs. F.W. Richardson, Miss Elizabeth Green, and The Family. Patience Worth refers to the baby as “mine, mine, mine,” and discusses her religion while on Earth. (5 pages) 1917 Jan 18 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Ives and Callie, Mrs. T.H. McKittrick and Margaret, Mrs. Rohland, and The Family. Patience Worth finishes The Sorry Tale . (2 pages) 1917 Feb 17 1 3 Transcription. Those present: The McKees, The Iveses, The Bergfelds, Mr. Yost, and The Family. The company celebrates Patience Worth’s completion of The Sorry Tale . Patience Worth gives wishes for each of the guests, and Patience Wee’s first tooth is mentioned. (4 pages) 1917 Feb 24 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Mr. Reedy, Mrs. Ives, Miss Ives, Miss Fitzroy, Miss Shands, and The Family. Discusses Miss Fitzroy’s illustrations for Patience Worth’s tales. (1 item) 1917 Mar 3 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Ives, Mrs. and Miss Fitzroy, and The Family. Discusses Miss Fitzroy’s illustrations for Patience Worth’s tales. (1 item) 1917 Mar 10 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Ives and Cally, Miss L. Schafer, and The Family. (1 item) 1917 Mar 17 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Miss Fitzroy, Mrs. Fitzroy, Mrs. Ives and Cally, Mrs. Conny Baker, Mrs. Allen, and The Family. (3 pages) 1917 Mar 24 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Dr. and Mrs. Stocking, Miss Mazie Fitzroy, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Ives and Cally, and The Family. Patience Worth expresses concern about Miss Fitzroy’s faith in her own ability to produce drawings with Patience to guide her. (3 pages) 1917 Mar 31 1 3 Transcription. Those present: The Family, Miss Shands, Miss Fitzroy, and Mrs. Ives. (2 pages) 1917 Apr 7 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Countess Kingston, Mrs. Ives and Cally, Mr. Yost, Mr. Miller, and The Family. Patience Worth composes a poem for the countess, and discusses the war. (3 pages) 1917 Apr 11 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Ives and Cally, and The Family. Discusses Countess Kingston’s recent visit. (1 item) 1917 Apr 14 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Mr. Schwille, Mrs. Mepham, Mrs. Ives and Cally, and The Family. Mr. Schwille asks about his deceased friend, and Patience Worth composes a “Lullaby.” (3 pages) 1917 Apr 16 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Dr. and Mrs. Payne, Mrs. Ives and Cally, Miss Fitzroy, Mr. Miller, and The Family. Patience Worth composes the poem “To the Sky.” (3 pages) 1917 Apr 21 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Dr. and Mrs. W.C. Bitting, Mrs. Ives, Miss Alice L. Shallerose, Mrs. Iva S. Andreson, and The Family. Patience Worth composes poems for Dr. Bitting and Miss Shallerose. (3 pages) 1917 Apr 28 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. H.L. Chase, Mrs. Ives and Cally, Mrs. Fitzroy and Mazie, and The Family. Mrs. Chase has difficulty with the Ouija board as “Robert” interferes with Patience Worth. (4 pages) 1917 May 5 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Richardson, Mrs. Ives and Cally, Mrs. and Miss Saulsbury, Mr. C.J. Tanner, Minnette Buddecke, and The Family. Patience Worth composes a poem for Mrs. Richardson. (3 pages) 1917 May 19 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Dr. and Mrs. Woodruff, Carrol Turner, and The Family. Patience Worth composes poems for the Woodruffs, as Dr. Woodruff is about to report to Fort Riley for war duty. Patience also gives words for Capt. Fitzroy, who is soon to be ordered to the front. Includes a handwritten note to “Dearest” on the front page. (4 pages) 1917 Aug 2 1 3 Transcriptions. 1917 Aug 17-1918 Feb 18 Volume 6 Transcription. Those present: The FitzRoys, Miss Tansey, Miss Blow, Miss Hebert, and Mrs. Clark. (3 pages) 1917 Sept 13 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Mr. Yost and The Family. (6 pages) 1917 Sept 24 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Miss Sloan, Mr. Michaels, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Michaels, Jr., Mrs. Clark, Mrs. Ives and Cally, and The Family. (1 item) 1917 Oct 18 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Ives, the Fitzroys, Mr. Hinchey, Miss England, and The Family. (1 item) 1917 Oct 20 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Riddle, Mr. Yost, and The Family. Patience Worth composes the poem “The Gift.” Mentions the sinking of the Lusitania . (7 pages) 1917 Nov 12 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Buz, Mrs. Ives, and The Family. (3 pages) 1917 Dec 3 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Ives and Cally, and The Family. (2 pages) 1917 Dec 14 1 3 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Ives and The Family. Patience Worth composes the poems “The Spirit of the Red Cross,” “A Memory,” “Old Friend Time,” “A Dance with Death,” and “Am I an Urn?” (4 pages) 1918 Jan 4 1 4 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Ives, Mrs. Usher, Mrs. E. Fischel, and The Family. (4 pages) 1918 Jan 26 1 4 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Ives and The Family. Patience Worth composes the poems “A Summer Eve,” “The Bandage Maker,” “A Prayer for Knowledge and Truth,” “When Ye Pray,” “The Gift I’d Give to Earth,” and “God Within Us.” (4 pages) 1918 Feb 23 1 4 Transcriptions. 1918 Feb 23-July 11 Volume 7 Transcription. Those present: Dr. Wm. [William] D. Cutler, Mrs. Halsey Ives, and The Family. Discusses Patience Worth’s religious writings and Prohibition. (3 pages) 1918 Mar 9 1 4 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Ives, Mrs. Brown, and The Family. Patience Worth composes the poem “The Call.” (3 pages) 1918 Mar 23 1 4 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Rohland, Mrs. Ives, and The Family. (4 pages) 1918 Mar 31 1 4 Transcription. Those present: The Family. Patience Worth composes the poems “The Wisdom of Folly,” “Across the Wastes of Time,” and “When I Shall Meet Tomorrow.” (2 pages) 1918 June 16 1 4 Transcriptions. 1918 July 15-1919 Jan 4 Volume 8 Transcriptions. 1919 Jan 6-June 29 Volume 9 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Ives, Mr. and Mrs. Yost, and The Family. Patience Worth composes the poems “Life, Death and Eternity,” “The Arrow and the Song,” “Bird of the Morning,” “To the Trysting Place,” “The Key,” and “A Prayer.” Mr. Yost also asks Patience to comment on the creation of the League of Nations. (4 pages) 1919 Mar 4 1 4 Transcriptions. 1919 June 6-Oct 6 Volume 10 Transcription. Those present: Mr. Yost, Mrs. Smith, and Family. Mr. Yost requests that Patience write about God as love, and in response she composes the poems “Love as God,” “God as Love,” and “Sightless Man.” Patience also composes “The Land Beyond the Stars” and “The Typhoon.” (5 pages) 1919 July 15 1 4 Transcriptions. 1919 Oct 9-1920 Jan 12 Volume 11 Transcriptions. 1920 Jan 15-Apr 26 Volume 12 Transcription. Those present: Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. D. French, Mrs. C. Robinson, Mrs. Catlin, Mrs. Rogers, and The Family. Patience Worth composes the poems “Time, the Beggar,” “The Flower of Sorrow,” “My Offering,” “The Key,” “My Reason,” “The Quill of My Being,” “The Universal Singing,” “Everyday Life,” and “Faith Without Understanding.” (7 pages) 1920 Mar 8 1 4 Transcription. Those present: Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Yost, Mrs. Ives, Mr. Percy Werner, and The Family. Patience Worth composes the poems “Whistling Courage,” “Matter and Spirit,” “The Egot’s Tongue,” “Critic or Lout,” “The Comfortable Pharisee,” “The Song of Naughts,” “Memory’s Garden,” “My Love Is Old,” “My Song Children,” “Serving,” “The Golden Thread,” “Robert Burns,” “Mine, Thine and Ours,” and “My Song or My Hope?” The company also asks Patience to write about Shakespeare and Swedenborg. (9 pages) 1920 Mar 18 1 4 Transcriptions. 1920 Apr 30-Sept 3 Volume 13 Transcriptions. 1920 Sept 2-1921 Feb 2 Volume 14 Transcriptions. 1921 Feb 24-July 25 Volume 15 Transcriptions. 1921 July 31-Dec 19 Volume 16 Transcriptions. 1921 Dec 25-1922 July 14 Volume 17 Transcriptions. 1922 Sept 4-1923 Sept 3 Volume 18 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Celeste Thompson and sister, two guests from Detroit, Mrs. Oliver Smith, Mrs. Vinsonhaler, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Frey, and The Family. Patience Worth composes poems about subjects suggested by the company: hope, love, and bishop. (3 pages) 1923 Feb 28 1 5 Transcription, Afternoon, Mrs. Perkins’ home. Patience Worth composes poems about subjects suggested by the company: inspiration, beauty, music, and happiness. (2 pages) 1923 Mar 12 1 5 Transcription, Evening, Mrs. Garnett’s home. Patience Worth composes poems on subjects suggested by the company: sleep and death, the Alamo, spring snow, King Tut, and March wind. Patience also gives her opinion of Congress. (2 pages) 1923 Mar 12 1 5 Transcription, Afternoon, Mrs. Garnett’s home. One of the company asks Patience Worth if Judas Iscariot is responsible for the betrayal of Christ, and she refers the person to The Sorry Tale , in which she had already answered that question. (2 pages) 1923 Mar 13 1 5 Transcription, Mrs. Perkins’ home. Patience Worth composes poems about peace and old age. (1 item) 1923 Mar 14 1 5 Transcription. Patience Worth composes a birthday poem for Mrs. Garnett’s friend. (1 item) 1923 Mar 16 1 5 Transcription, Mrs. Garnett’s home. Patience Worth is asked to compose poems about pussy willows, Lord Cavaran’s [Lord Carnarvon’s] death, work without weariness, Africa, modern Russia, and an Egyptian king. (5 pages) 1923 Apr 8 1 5 Transcription, Mrs. Garnett’s home. Patience Worth is asked to compose poems about America, the Lusitania , inspiration, pioneers, personality, candlelight, and fog horns. (4 pages) 1923 Apr 14 1 5 Transcription, Mrs. Ickes’ home. Patience Worth is asked to compose poems about the color green, hope, young love, crocuses in the woods, a nightingale, Mrs. Ickes, clouds, friendship, wind, the song of the cardinal, skepticism, psychoanalysis, youth, the city streets, happiness, companions, home, growth, jealousy, and a long road. (7 pages) 1923 Apr 16 1 5 Transcriptions. 1923 Sept 4-1924 Feb 20 Volume 19 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. A.B. Smith, and Mrs. Curran. Mrs. Smith asks Patience Worth to comment on insanity, and asks if evil spirits exist, to which Patience replies with a lengthy sermon. (5 pages) 1923 Sept 20 1 5 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. A.B. Smith and Mrs. Curran. Patience Worth is asked for her opinion on women’s smoking, and if humans have the right to draw the color line between races. Patience also composes a poem for Patience Wee’s seventh birthday. (6 pages) 1923 Sept 26 1 5 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. A.B. Smith and Mrs. Curran. Mrs. Smith asks Patience Worth for advice to give to friends in Los Angeles. (5 pages) 1923 Sept 29 1 5 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. A.B. Smith and Mrs. Curran. Patience Worth instructs Mrs. Smith on her upcoming care of Patience Wee. (3 pages) 1923 Sept 30 1 5 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. A.B. Smith and Mrs. Curran. Patience Worth answers numerous spiritual and religious questions from Mrs. Smith’s niece Mrs. Luevardi. (3 pages) 1923 Oct 2 1 5 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. A.B. Smith and Mrs. Curran. Patience Worth composes the poem “The Key of Mercy.” (6 pages) 1923 Oct 4 1 5 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. A.B. Smith and Mrs. Curran. Patience Worth is asked about the nature of injustice. (3 pages) 1923 Oct 7 1 5 Transcriptions. 1924 Feb 24-1925 Jan 5 Volume 20 Transcription, Tuesday. Those present: Pearl Curran and Williamina Parrish. Patience Worth composes eleven poems for Williamina Parrish. (5 pages) 1924 Sept 2 1 6 Transcription, Monday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Mr. Richard Fisher, and Williamina Parrish. Patience Worth composes poems for Marguerite Fischel and Patience Wee. (4 pages) 1924 Sept 8 1 6 Transcription, Monday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Grace Parrish, Caroline Risque (sculptor), Julien Janis, Robert Ryan, and Williamina Parrish. Patience Worth composes poems for the company as well as Aline Brooks Janis and Isabel Parrish MacCormick. (13 pages) 1924 Sept 15 1 6 Transcription, Thursday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Grace Parrish, Rosalind Day, Williamina Parrish, and Mrs. O.A. Sorg. Patience Worth composes poems for the company. (4 pages) 1924 Sept 18 1 6 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Grace Parrish, S. Hambleton, and Williamina Parrish. Patience Worth composes poems for the company. (2 pages) 1924 Oct 2-6 1 6 Transcription, Saturday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Rosalind Day, Sally Hambleton, Williamina Parrish, Mr. V.S. Watkins, and Mrs. V.S. Watkins. Patience Worth composes poems for the company and Nino Ronchi. (4 pages) 1924 Oct 11 1 6 Transcription, Monday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Grace Parrish, Williamina Parrish, Petronelle Sombart, Agnes Cady McNutt, Scott McNutt, Sally Hambleton, and George De Camp. Patience Worth composes poems for the company and Patience Wee. (3 pages) 1924 Oct 13 1 6 Transcription, Monday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Mr. Casper Yost, Mrs. Casper Yost, Miss Hollis, Judge Claflin Allen, Mrs. Claflin Allen, Mrs. Livers, Grace Parrish, Petronelle Sombart, Miss S. Hambleton, and Williamina Parrish. Patience Worth composes poems for the company. (4 pages) 1924 Nov 3 1 6 Transcription, Monday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Mrs. Livers, and Miss S. Hambleton. Patience Worth is asked questions about hate, desire, and loving enemies. (2 pages) 1924 Nov 10 1 6 Transcription, Tuesday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Judge Claflan Allen, Mrs. Allen, Rev. Wm. [William] Sullivan, Mrs. Sullivan, Mr. Sam Goddard, Mrs. Goddard, Mrs. Halsey Ives, Miss C. Ives, Miss S. Hambleton, Grace Parrish, and Williamina Parrish. Patience Worth composes poems for the company, and is asked about her desire to write when alive. (4 pages) 1924 Nov 16 1 6 Transcription, Monday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Caroline Risque, Nancy Coonsman Hahn, Sally Hambleton, Grace Parrish, Julia Curran, Petronelle Sombart, and Williamina Parrish. Patience Worth composes poems for the company. (4 pages) 1924 Nov 17 1 6 Transcription, Tuesday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Mr. F. Coester, Mrs. Coester, (Mrs.) Willa Wiley, (Mrs.) Blanche Flournoy, Mr. H. Gardner, Miss Sally Hambleton, Grace Parrish, Petronelle Sombart, Williamina Parrish, and Patience Wee. Patience Worth composes poems for the company. (4 pages) 1924 Nov 25 1 6 Transcription, Monday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Mr. Blodgett Priest, Mrs. Priest, Mr. Fred Coester, Mrs. Coester, Mr. David Flournoy, Mrs. Flournoy, Mrs. Caroline Ellis, Mrs. Mary Watson, and Miss Sally Hambleton. Patience Worth composes poems for the company. (3 pages) 1924 Dec 1 1 6 Transcription, Friday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Mrs. Lewis Ramsey, Mr. Arthur Crunden, and Miss S. Hambleton. Patience Worth composes poems for the company. (3 pages) 1924 Dec 19 1 6 Transcription, Monday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Mrs. Holland, Miss Hambleton, Mrs. Fischel, Grace Parrish, Williamina Parrish, and Petronelle Sombart. Patience Worth composes poems for the company. (3 pages) 1925 Jan 5 1 7 Transcription, Saturday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Miss Bessie Morse, Mrs. Hortense Courlaender, Mrs. Rose Day, Mrs. A.G. Beare, and Miss S. Hambleton. Patience Worth composes poems for the company. (2 pages) 1925 Jan 17 1 7 Transcriptions. 1925 Jan 17-Apr 30 Volume 21 Transcription, Monday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Mrs. George Tittman, Mrs. Harry January, Mrs. Lewis Rumsey, Mrs. Ellis Fischel, Miss Bertha Doan, Miss S. Hambleton, Miss Hoffman, and Williamina Parrish. Patience Worth composes poems for the company and answers spiritual questions. (5 pages) 1925 Jan 19 1 7 Transcription, Thursday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Spamer, Mr. and Mrs. Morse, Mr. and Mrs. Casper Yost, Mr. and Mrs. Rob Leonard, Mrs. Triggs, Mrs Ruff, Mrs. Viley, Miss Bessie Morse, Miss Sally Hambleton, and Mrs. Courlaender. Patience Worth composes poems for the company on the subjects of fear, predestination, love, ingratitude, truth, faith, indecision, and color. (3 pages) 1925 Jan 22 1 7 Transcription, at the home of Judge and Mrs. Charles Claflin Allen. Patience Worth composes poems for the company. (3 pages) 1925 Jan 30 1 7 Transcription, Tuesday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Prof. Otto Heller of Washington University, Mrs. Otto Heller, Petronelle Sombart, Prof. H.W. Nordmeyer of Swarthmore College (Penn.), Miss S. Hambleton, and Williamina Parrish. Patience Worth composes poems for the company on the subjects of rain, Battersea Bridge, and a moth in the moonlight. (2 pages) 1925 Mar 24 1 7 Transcription, Wednesday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Miss Bessie Morse, Miss B. Morse, Miss Alice Morse, Mrs. Adreon, Miss A.M. Kelly, Major R.A. Byers, Mrs. Byers, Rosalind Day, Mr. Casper Yost, Mrs. Yost, Mr. Dolittle, Miss S. Hambleton, Miss Young, and Williamina Parrish. Patience Worth composes poems for the company on the subjects of smoke, the dance, the valiant, the Great Wall of China, Paris, the green hat, song, sympathy, composition, and destiny. (3 pages) 1925 Mar 25 1 7 Transcription, Friday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Petronelle Sombart, Grace Parrish, Miss S. Hambleton, and Williamina Parrish. Patience Worth composes poems for the company during the farewell party for Petronelle Sombart, who is going to France. (3 pages) 1925 Apr 10 1 7 Transcriptions. 1925 May 1-Dec 29 Volume 22 Transcription, Saturday. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Mrs. Elizabeth Lindsay, Miss S. Hambleton, Grace Parrish, Williamina Parrish, and Patience Wee (age 8). The company gathers to hear songs that Mrs. Lindsay had written to Patience Worth’s words. Patience Worth and Patience Wee have a lengthy discussion, and Patience composes the poems “Wind,” “Sweat,” “Tongues,” “Hands,” “Labor,” “A Golden Anniversary,” “Joy,” and “Tasks.” (9 pages) 1925 June 6 1 7 Transcription, in the home of W. and G. Parrish. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Grace Parrish, Mr. M.D. Conroy, and Williamina Parrish. Patience Worth composes poems for the company and Herman Behr. (3 pages) 1925 Aug 11 1 7 Transcription, in the home of W. and G. Parrish. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Grace Parrish, Mr. M.D. Conroy, Mr. Frank Glick, Mr. Morgan McCormick, Mr. Robert Ryan, and Williamina Parrish. Patience Worth composes poems for the company on the subjects of sportsmanship, grit, self-dissatisfaction, arrogance, and evolution. (6 pages) 1925 Aug 18 1 7 Transcription, at the home of W. and G. Parrish. Mrs. Curran takes Patience Wee to Williamina Parrish to get portraits made of her for Mr. Behr, and Patience Worth comments on it. (2 pages) 1925 Sept 25 1 7 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Ola Wigger, Grace Parrish, and Williamina Parrish. Patience Worth composes poems for the company. (2 pages) 1925 Sept 25 1 7 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Mr. Richard Hawes, Mrs. Hawes, Miss Susan Hawes, and Grace Parrish. Patience Worth composes Christmas poetry for the company. (6 pages) 1925 Dec 14 1 7 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Curran, Mr. and Mrs. T.H. MacQueary, and Grace Parrish. Patience Worth composes poems for the company on the subjects of spirit life, annihilation, and immortality. (2 pages) 1925 Dec 29 1 7 Transcriptions. 1926 Jan 12-1927 Apr 11 Volume 23 Transcriptions. 1927 Apr 11-1928 Oct 17 Volume 24 Transcription, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Hawes. Those present: Mrs. Andrews, Miss Charlotte Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Squires, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. [George] N. Burns, Mr. Wallace Eddinger, Mr. Leslie Adams, Mrs. H.H. Rogers, Miss Patience Curran, and Mrs. M.W. Prater. Patience Worth composes poems for the company on the subjects of success, Lawrence, handkerchief, and Edgar Allen Poe. (4 pages) 1927 Sept 1 1 7 Transcription. Those present: Mrs. Curran (Rogers), Mrs. MacQueary, Grace Parrish, and Williamina Parrish. Patience Worth composes poems for the company. (5 pages) 1928 Jan 12 1 7 Transcriptions. 1928 Oct 26-1929 Nov 29 Volume 25 Transcription, St. Mark’s-in-the-Bouwerie. Patience Worth composes the poems “A Magnifying Glass,” “A Dutch Garden,” “Sunset,” “The Curtains over the Altar,” “Harvest-Tide,” “One Hundred Years Ago in This Church,” “Prepared Instruments,” “Folk Song,” “Mahatma Ghandi,” “A Looking Glass,” “Singing,” and more. (6 pages) 1928 Oct 28 1 7 Transcription, No. 6 Westmoreland Place. Those present: Mrs. Herbert S. Hadley, Mrs. Charles Claflin Allen, and Mr. and Mrs. R. McK. Jones. Patience Worth composes poems for the company. (8 pages) 1929 Jan 12 1 7 Transcriptions. 1929 Nov 29-1930 Aug 10 Volume 26 Transcriptions. 1930 Aug 13-1931 Aug 17 Volume 27 Transcriptions. 1931 Aug 24-1932 Dec 9 Volume 28 Transcriptions. 1932 Dec 25-1937 Dec 6 Volume 29 “Odds and Ends.” Volume 30 Manuscripts Series Handwritten manuscript in pencil; “first visit” is written on the top in ink. The reverse contains doodles of flowers and other shapes. (1 item) [1913] 1 8 Poem by Patience Worth to Mrs. Dudley French titled “The Calling.” (1 item) (accession number: 56-0060) 1917 Oct 6 1 8 Typed short story from Patience Worth titled “The Turrible Scut,” which describes two men in the trenches in World War I. Includes a handwritten note on the bottom from JHC [John H. Curran] to Mr. D., and Mr. D.’s reply. (1 item) 1917 Dec 27 1 8 Poem by Patience Worth to Betty [McCormick?]. (1 item) 1924 Sept 15 1 8 Poem titled “Alone” by Patience Worth. Mrs. Curran’s note on the top reads: “Please be sure to return – I have no other copy and I like it -” (1 item) 1927 1 8 Poems by Patience Worth titled “A Friend” and “Mussolini.” (1 item) ca. 1928-1929 1 8 Handwritten manuscript in pencil of poem from Patience Worth to Dr. Sullivan. (1 item) 1928 Mar 9 1 8 Poems by Patience Worth to Mrs. M. Beach, containing handwritten corrections. (2 pages) 1928 Aug 29 1 8 Typed manuscript of prose work from Patience Worth to Mrs. Ives and Cally [Ives]. (5 pages) [No year] Oct 6 1 8 Handwritten manuscript in pencil of poems from Patience Worth to Callendar, Mrs. A.B. Day, Miss Bisderstadt, Dr. R.B. Day, Mr. M.J. Bostwick, Dr. Sullivan, Mrs. C.C. Allen, Judge C.C. Allen, Mrs. D. French, and Mr. D. French. On Dr. Anthony B. Day, Humboldt Building, Saint Louis stationery (pgs. 1-10 with page 3 missing). (9 pages) No date 1 8 Typed collection of poems titled “I Say Me Goodbye Is a Question and a Hope.” The words “Together” and “Extra” are handwritten on the first page. (5 pages) No date 1 8 Typed collection of poems, the first titled “The Knitters.” (4 pages) No date 1 8 Untitled typed poem by Patience Worth. (1 item) No date 1 8 Four poems by Patience Worth on newsprint titled “Thanklessness,” “The Singers,” “Requiem,” and “The Parting.” (3 items) No date 1 8 Bound book of poetry titled “Poems by Patience Worth through Pearl Lenore Curran,” which contains poems written by Patience Worth for Grace, Williamina, Dinks, Betty, Isabel, and Aggie Cooper Parrish. Includes a ribbon bookmark with a wooden seahorse charm, and a halftone photograph of Pearl Curran. (60 pages) (accession number: 56-0013) 1924-1929 1 9 Loose poems from Patience Worth to Grace, Williamina, and Aggie Cooper Parrish. (13 items) (accession number: 56-0013) 1924-1928 1 9 Partial typed manuscript of story The Merry Tale by Patience Worth, containing pages 1-18, 20-49, 55-105, 109, 126-130, 133-141, 144-145, and “A”-“D.” Noted as “duplicate copy.” (116 pages) (accession number: 73-0042) ca. 1919 1 10 Typed manuscript of play Redwing by Patience Worth. (57 pages) No date 1 11 Typed manuscript of The First Book of Panda as dictated by Patience Worth to Casper Yost, pgs. 1-21 and 24-50. (46 pages) (accession number: 73-0042) 1915-1916 2 1 Typed manuscript of The First Book of Panda as dictated by Patience Worth to Casper Yost, pgs. 55-60 and 71-120. (66 pages) (accession number: 73-0042) 1915-1916 2 2 Typed manuscript of The First Book of Panda as dictated by Patience Worth to Casper Yost, pgs. 121-164 and 172-200. (73 pages) (accession number: 73-0042) 1915-1916 2 3 Typed manuscript of The First Book of Panda as dictated by Patience Worth to Casper Yost, pgs. 201-260. (60 pages) (accession number: 73-0042) 1915-1916 2 4 Typed manuscript of The First Book of Panda as dictated by Patience Worth to Casper Yost, pgs. 261-310. (50 pages) (accession number: 73-0042) 1915-1916 2 5 Typed manuscript of The First Book of Panda as dictated by Patience Worth to Casper Yost, pgs. 311-360. (50 pages) (accession number: 73-0042) 1915-1916 2 6 Typed manuscript of The First Book of Panda as dictated by Patience Worth to Casper Yost, pgs. 361-410. (50 pages) (accession number: 73-0042) 1915-1916 2 7 Typed manuscript of The First Book of Panda as dictated by Patience Worth to Casper Yost, pgs. 411-456. (46 pages) (accession number: 73-0042) 1915-1916 2 8 Ancillary Material Series Letter from Beatrice Madeira, 66 Woodside Avenue, Amherst, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Duell. Asks if Mrs. Duell has been in touch with Pickard Williams. States that she has contacted Patience Worth, and will get in touch with her so that she will be available when Mrs. Duell visits. (1 item) 1957 Feb 7 2 9 Copy of letter from [Charles van Ravenswaay, Missouri Historical Society] to Mrs. A.B. Smith, 227 South Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Regarding the thirty volumes of material relating to Patience Worth in Mrs. Smith’s possession. (1 item) 1957 May 16 2 9 Typed letter from Mrs. A.B. Smith, 227 So. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles, California, to Mr. Charles van Ravenswaay, director, Missouri Historical Society. Accepts Mr. van Ravenswaay’s offer to house the thirty volumes of Patience Worth material in the Missouri Historical Society. Discusses her relationship with Pearl Curran. (2 pages) 1957 May 28 2 9 Copy of letter from [Charles van Ravenswaay, Missouri Historical Society] to Mrs. A.B. Smith, 227 South Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Responds favorably to Mrs. Smith’s letter of May 28, 1957. (1 item) 1957 May 31 2 9 Typed letter from Mrs. A.B. Smith to Mr. Charles van Ravenswaay, director, Missouri Historical Society. Provides a list of published and unpublished works relating to Patience Worth. (1 item) 1957 June 4 2 9 Copy of letter from [Charles van Ravenswaay, Missouri Historical Society] to Mrs. A.B. Smith. Confirms that the Missouri Historical Society has all of the published works relating to Patience Worth already, but he would be happy to have the unpublished works. (1 item) 1957 June 13 2 9 Typed letter from Mrs. A.B. Smith, Los Angeles, California, to Mr. Charles van Ravenswaay, director, Missouri Historical Society. States that she is willing to give the records of Patience Worth to the Missouri Historical Society now, and asks for assistance in packing them. (1 item) 1957 June 25 2 9 Copy of letter from [Charles van Ravenswaay, Missouri Historical Society] to Mrs. A.B. Smith, 227 South Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Sends his regrets that he will be unable to go to California to assist Mrs. Smith with packing the Patience Worth records. Mentions that there may be a delay in the transportation of the records because of the Railway Express strike. (1 item) 1957 June 28 2 9 Typed letter from Ruth Duell to Charles [van Ravenswaay]. Regarding her visit with Mrs. A. B. Smith and her efforts to persuade Mrs. Smith to give all of her papers relating to Pearl Curran and Patience Worth to the Missouri Historical Society. States Mrs. Smith’s belief that Mr. van Ravenswaay’s initial letter to her was “instigated” by Patience Worth. Also states that she herself is not a believer in Patience Worth, and speculates that Mrs. Curran was a case of disassociated personality. (1 item) 1957 July 15 2 9 Copy of letter from [Charles van Ravenswaay, Missouri Historical Society] to Mrs. C.H. Duell, Meadow Road, Riverside, Connecticut. Requests that Mrs. Duell write an article on Patience Worth for the Missouri Historical Society Bulletin . (1 item) 1957 July 18 2 9 Copy of letter from [Charles van Ravenswaay, Missouri Historical Society] to Mrs. A.B. Smith, 227 Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Regarding Mrs. Duell’s letter about Mrs. Smith giving her correspondence with Mrs. Curran to the Missouri Historical Society. (1 item) 1957 July 18 2 9 Typed letter from Mrs. A.B. Smith to Mr. Charles van Ravenswaay, director, Missouri Historical Society. States that she has shipped the Pearl Curran papers to the Missouri Historical Society, and requests reimbursement for shipping expenses. (1 item) 1957 July 28 2 9 Copy of letter from [Charles van Ravenswaay, Missouri Historical Society] to Mrs. A.B. Smith, 227 South Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Confirms that Mrs. Smith will be reimbursed $27.12 for shipping expenses. (1 item) 1957 July 30 2 9 Typed letter from Ruth Duell, Meadow Road, Riverside, Connecticut, to Charles [van Ravenswaay]. Expresses her anxiety about the bound volumes of Patience Worth material reaching the Missouri Historical Society. Writes, “I am anxious for two reasons, first because she [Mrs. Smith] is surrounded by persons who are unsympathetic to your having them, and second because I did no work on them there, planning to come to Saint Louis as soon as they were in your possession.” (1 item) [1957 Aug] 2 9 Letter from Mrs. A.B. Smith, 227 So. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles, California, to Missouri Historical Society. Inquires about the arrival of the Patience Worth material at the Missouri Historical Society. (2 pages) [1957 Aug] 2 9 Copy of letter from Marguerite D. Yates, Business Office [Missouri Historical Society], to Mrs. A.B. Smith, 227 South Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Confirms that the box of Patience Worth material has been received. (1 item) 1957 Aug 22 2 9 Copy of letter from [Charles van Ravenswaay, Missouri Historical Society] to Mrs. A.B. Smith, 227 South Lucerne Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Thanks Mrs. Smith for sending the Patience Worth papers. (1 item) 1957 Sept 4 2 9 Copy of letter from [Charles van Ravenswaay, Missouri Historical Society] to Mrs. Charles F. Duell, Meadow Road, Riverside, Connecticut. Confirms that the box of Patience Worth material has been received from Mrs. Smith. (1 page) 1957 Sept 6 2 9 Materials from a past Missouri Historical Society display on Patience Worth, including item labels with biographical information on Pearl Curran and description of the items that were exhibited. (21 items) ca. 1973 2 9 Newspaper clipping from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch titled “English Psychic Pokes Fun at Our ‘Patience Worth.’” (1 item) 1915 Nov 10 2 10 Two copies of newspaper page from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch titled “Spirit World Author; Real or Fake?” (2 items) 1972 Apr 2 2 10 Newspaper clipping from the St. Louis Globe-Democrat titled “Famed psychic mystery to be remembered.” (1 item) 1973 Apr 28-29 2 10 Newspaper clipping of editorial by Jake McCarthy titled “In Touch With a Spirit.’” (1 item) 1973 June 4 2 10 Photostat copy of typed manuscript of article on Patience Worth and Pearl Curran written by an unidentified author who knew her. Includes handwritten corrections. (6 pages) No date 2 10 Photograph of Pearl Curran’s grave site in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California, Sunrise Slope, Grave 3, Lot 5778, taken by Daniel B. Shea. (1 item) ca. 2012 2 11 Photocopies of newspaper clippings regarding Pearl Curran and Patience Worth. (46 items) 1915-1956 2 12 Photocopies of the printed version of the play Redwing from issues of Patience Worth’s Magazine and the first page of a draft of “An Elizabethan Mask.” (8 items) 1915-1956 2 13 Original binding from Casper Yost’s typescript of The First Book of Panda . (1 item) No date 3