Scope and arrangement
American author Dorothy Thomas (1898-1990), was a prolific short-story writer whose work appeared in numerous periodicals, including The New Yorker, Harper's and The Saturday Evening Post. The collection consists of typescripts of three short stories: "Fire Guard," 27 pp., "Happiness Insurance," 15 pp., and "The Parting," 20 pp., the first two with a few manuscript emendations. Also present is a volume containing Thomas' whimsical line drawings of people in scenes imagined or encountered, including some "modern writers." These are sketched in ink in a dummy copy of Edna St. Vincent Millay's "Wine from These Grapes."