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 Collection: O. Henry Project
[Copies of unsigned publishing contracts]
Two unsigned copies of publishing contracts by two different publishing houses: H. H. McClure and Co., and Phillips Publishing Co. McClure reads: "It is understood that you will write for us a series of at least twelve sketches or articles, each from 1,500 to 2,000 words in length, and that you will let us have a copy weekly, beginning not later than November 15th, 1907. We are to pay you $300.00 each for these articles on delivery of the copy. It is also understood that you are not to do any other work for newspaper publication while the above mentioned series is being used, and that we have the option on any work you may do for newspaper publication following the said series. Your acceptance and acknowledgement of this letter will, we take it, constitute a proper agreement between us. Very sincerely yours, H. H. McClure and Co." Phillips reads: "It is our understanding that you will write for the American Magazine, six short stories for publication during 1908, and that we are to pay you for these stories at the rate of fifteen cents (15) a word. The stories are to be not more than 5,000 words each in length, the preference being for a length of 2,500 to 3,500 words. You are to deliver the first story to us by January 1st, 1908, and you are to give us the first opportunity on stories you may write for magazine publication, after November 1st, 1907, until the six stories herein arranged for have been delivered. Your acceptance and acknowledgement of this letter will, we take it, constitute a proper agreement between us. Very sincerely yours, The Phillips Publishing Co." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139295/
Phoebe
Short story set in New Orleans. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139443/
Next to Reading Matter
Short story set in New York texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139444/
The Gentle Grafter
This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry. The stories in this volume were inspired by tales of confidence men that O. Henry had heard while in Columbus, Ohio. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139390/
The Hiding of Black Bill
This work contains a biographical introduction to O. Henry written by Mary Ely; "O. Henry and Me," a brief story about corresponding with O. Henry, by Ethel Patterson; and O. Henry's short story, "The Hiding of Black Bill." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139419/
The Voice of the City
This is O. Henry's third collection of short stories set in New York City. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139376/
The Memento
Short story about two former Broadway actresses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139391/
A Night in New Arabia
Short story set in New York texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139446/
The Head-Hunter
A man is inspired by his time in the Philippine Islands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139447/
The Moment of Victory
Short story about a young war veteran. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139354/
New Books Reviewed: O. Henry's Short Stories
Book review of "The Four Million." Also contains thoughts on "The Trimmed Lamp" and "Heart of the West." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139361/
The Rose of Dixie
Short story about a magazine and its editor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139448/
Buried Treasure
Short story developed during O. Henry's time working as a draftsman at the Texas General Land Office. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139392/
The Last of the Troubadours
Short story set in Texas texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139449/
"What You Want"
A short story about a wealthy man and a hat-cleaner in New York City. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139402/
The Discounters of Money
A short story about a young millionaire in New York City. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139403/
The Hiding of Black Bill
Short story set in Texas texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139450/
Schools and Schools
Short story about courtship. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139355/
The Enchanted Profile
A short story about a wealthy woman and a young typist. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139404/
The Quest of Soapy
"This is one of the best and most characteristic of the sketches of lower New York life by O. Henry...The story under another title--"The Cop and the Anthem"--appears in the collection of O. Henry's stories, "The Four Million." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139415/
Helping the Other Fellow
Short story set in South America. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139356/
Thimble Thimble
Short story about a wealthy family. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139459/
The Third Ingredient
Short story about two young women who live in a tenement. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139451/
Options
A collection of short stories based in various regions of North and Central America. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139336/
Roads of Destiny
This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry, which are set in North and Central America. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139348/
To Him Who Waits
Short story about a hermit living in the Catskills. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139418/
Thimble Thimble
O. Henry's selection of the winners of the puzzle prize, as announced in December 1908. Includes a letter to the editor from O. Henry with his reasons for selecting the four winners. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139466/
The Higher Pragmatism
Short story about a newspaper reporter and a vagrant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139357/
The Best-Seller
Short story set in Pittsburgh texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139358/
[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Mrs. Lacey]
Letter regarding raising capital for invention by Forney Lacey that would be placed on telephones to prevent the spread of disease. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139287/
No Story
Short story about a journalist in New York. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139460/
A Poor Rule
Short story set in Texas texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139452/
Rus in Urbe
Short story about a press-agent in New York. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139326/
The Venturers
Short story on the theme of chance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139458/
A Municipal Report
Short story set in Nashville, Tennessee. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139327/
A Christmas Pi-
A short story set at Christmastime. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139383/
Let Me Feel Your Pulse
This work was first published in the Cosmopolitan magazine under the title "Adventures in neurasthenia." It was written by O. Henry when he was in residence in Asheville, North Carolina and addresses themes of alcoholism and the author's relationship with his father. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139434/
Strictly Business
This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry. It was published just before his death in 1910. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139374/
Whirligigs
This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry, which are set in New York City and the Western and Southern United States. The volume was published posthumously. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139378/
A Technical Error
Short story set on a ranch. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139360/
Calendar page
Front page of calendar, which was found in room in which O. Henry passed away, with June (month of death) showing texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139308/
Adventures in Neurasthenia
Short story written by O. Henry when he was in residence in Asheville, North Carolina and addresses themes of alcoholism and the author's relationship with his father. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139420/
The Snow Man
Short story set in Colorado in the winter. "Editorial note.--Before the recent fatal illness of William Sydney Porter...this American master of short-story writing had begun for Hampton's Magazine the story printed below...When he realized that he could do no more...O. Henry told in detail the remainder of "The Snow Man" to Harris Merton Lyon..." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139328/
The Crucible
Three-stanza poem by O. Henry. "O. Henry's last poem...One of two poems found in a notebook after his death." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139422/
O. Henry's Last Story
Partially finished short story about a criminal on death row. O. Henry was unable to complete this story before his death. Story illustrated with facsimiles of the original manuscript. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139421/
Law and Order
Short story set on a ranch in Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139453/
The Gift of the Wise Men
A short story about the secret Christmas gifts that a young married couple with little money buy for each other. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139401/
The Man Higher Up
This collection of short stories was No. 4 in the Sunday American's Summer Library of Gems of Short Fiction. The volume contains the following stories: "The Man Higher Up," "A Tempered Wind," and "Innocents of Broadway." Illustrations are signed "Kerry." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139456/
Sixes and Sevens
This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry. It was published posthumously. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139369/
The Octopus Marooned
Short story set in Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139366/