Finding-Aid for the Patience Worth Collection (VMF196)


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Collection Outline

Descriptive Summary

Restrictions

Administrative Information


Collection Outline

Patience Worth Record. Boulder, Colorado, 1920: October 29.

Patience Worth Record. 1930: January 13.

"My Beloved".

Autograph [transcription] in pencil.

Typescript poems. (untitled), "Life's Caravan", "Life and Me", "A Prayer", "The Sundial Speaks".

Autograph [transcribed poem] manuscript.

Typescript poem on card.

Newspaper clippings about Patience Worth: St. Louis Globe-Democrat Magazine, 1980: Oct. 25-26, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1972: April 2.

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Worth , Patience
Title: Patience Worth Collection
Identification: VMF196[Accession: 1755]

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Patience Worth was a fictional figure who used Mrs. Pearl Curran (1883-1937) as a medium from 1913 until Mrs. Curran's death. Through Mrs. Curran, "Patience Worth" transmitted poems, plays, and novels.

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These items relate to the seances at which "Patience" spoke, and include parts of the Patience Worth Record, a series of accounts and transcripts of each Patience Worth session.

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Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

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Administrative Information

Source

Gift of Mrs. Warren B. Lammert

Date accessioned: March 2, 1988

Appraised by Peter Howard of Serendipity Books

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10/Worth

Patience Worth Record. Boulder, Colorado, , 1920: October 29. (2 items (8 pp.): TS [carbon])

Two copies of 4 pp. each. Envelope with one copy.

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Patience Worth Record. , 1930: January 13. (1 item (8 pp.))

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"My Beloved"., (1 item (2 pp.))

Autograph poem by "Patience Worth"

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Autograph [transcription] in pencil., (1 item (5 pp.))

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Box/folder
10/Worth

Typescript poems. (untitled), "Life's Caravan", "Life and Me", "A Prayer", "The Sundial Speaks"., (3 items (6 pp.))

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Box/folder
10/Worth

Autograph [transcribed poem] manuscript., (1 item (1 p.))

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Box/folder
10/Worth

Typescript poem on card., (1 item (1 p.))

Appears to be a Christmas card.

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Box/folder
10/Worth

Newspaper clippings about Patience Worth: St. Louis Globe-Democrat Magazine, 1980: Oct. 25-26, and St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1972: April 2.,

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