"Is it possible to make an effective and irrevocable assignment by way of gift of part of a close action? There are no obvious reasons why it should not be possible. Gifts of a great variety of valuable rights are favored and protected by law. Why not a gift of part of a chose in action?"
Dickinson, Edwin D. "Gratuitous Partial Assignments." Yale L.J. 31 (1921): 1–14.