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 Collection: O. Henry Project
About New York with O. Henry
A description of the places in New York that O. Henry used as settings for many of his short stories. The article is illustrated with photographs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139407/
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/
Advertisement for complete O. Henry collection
Advertisment offering 274 O. Henry stories in one volume. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139298/
Advertisement for O. Henry Bibliography
Lengthy advertisement for O. Henry Bibliography. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139304/
Advertisement for "O. Henry in Fourteen Volumes"
Advertisement for "O. Henry in Fourteen Voulumes: The Memorial Edition de Luxe." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139301/
Advertisement for "O. Henry: The Memorial Edition de Luxe"
Advertisement card for "O. Henry: The Memorial Edition de Luxe," in 14 volumes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139300/
[Advertisement letter for complete O. Henry collection]
Advertising letter offering 274 O. Henry stories in one volume. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139297/
Advertising postal card for complete O. Henry collection
Advertisement offering 274 O. Henry stories in one volume. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139299/
An Afternoon Miracle
Short story set along the Texas/Mexico border. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139426/
Another Glimpse
A note from the editor about the reception of Arthur W. Page's "Little Pictures of O. Henry" series. Includes a letter to the editor written by Robert H. Davis about the author's first impressions of O. Henry. Illustrated by a self-portrait of O. Henry. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139409/
At Arms with Morpheus
A short story about two young medical students. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139398/
The Atavism of John Tom Little Bear
Short story about the character Jeff Peters. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139455/
Athol Estes Porter Autograph book
Autograph album belonging to Athol Estes, includes 10-line two stanza poem. First letters of first five lines acrostically spell Athol (first letters of lines) and Estes (last letters of lines). Signed "W.S.P." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139322/
The Best-Seller
Short story set in Pittsburgh texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139358/
Bexar Scrip 2692
Land Grant file for land issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railway Company in the Bexar Land District. Includes a folder jacket with table of contents and notes about the land grant (filed July 12, 1928); field notes by M.J. Doyle, Deputy Surveyor, Bexar Land District for Section 21 Block 20 (January 13, 1873); the affidavit of ownership of S.N. Allen (July 12, 1928); and a note by Land Commissioner J.H. Walker indicating that the file has no relation to the O. Henry story of the same name (December 4, 1933). O. Henry’s story tells the tale of a Railroad baron taking a poor homesteader’s land by stealing this file. Walker notes that although the file was missing for a period, due to office procedures the land fraud could not have occurred. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth154587/
A Blackjack Bargainer
Short story about a family feud. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139363/
Born and Raised in No'th Ca'llina
This article is the first part of Arthur W. Page's biography of O. Henry, "Little Pictures of O. Henry." It addresses O. Henry's early life and is illustrated with photographs and sketches. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139405/
Bulger's Friend
Short story about an old man who joins the Salvation Army. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139373/
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 Caballero's Way
Short story about a young desperado from the Texas-Mexico border. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139441/
The Caballero's Way
Short story about a young desperado from the Texas-Mexico border. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139461/
Cabbages and Kings
This work is O. Henry's first published volume and is considered to be his only novel. The plot is composed of several short stories, which were inspired by the author's six-month stay in Honduras in the late 1890s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139324/
The Cactus
Short story about a young bachelor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139464/
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/
A Call Loan
Short story set in Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139457/
Calloway's Code
A newspaper staff tries to decipher a code sent by a reporter abroad. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139351/
[Cancelled Checks to W. S. Porter]
Cancelled checks written by Maddox Bros. & Anderson all made out to W. S. Porter. Some are endorsed on the back by Porter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139283/
A Christmas Pi-
A short story set at Christmastime. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139383/
Compliments of the Season
A short story set during Christmastime, centered around the misadventures of several characters. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139387/
Contract between H.H. McClure and Sydney Porter
Contract between H.H. McClure and Sydney Porter, signed by both parties, dated 21 October 1907. Note: In address block at top, “Sidney” has been changed to “Sydney” with handwritten change of letter i to y, an interesting detail given that O. Henry himself spelled it both ways at different times. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139281/
[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/
The Country of Elusion
Short story about a magazine editor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139439/
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/
The Crucible
A poem entitled "The Crucible" by O. Henry turned into a song by Alexander McFayden. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139284/
[Description of gift from Jenny Lind Porter Scott and Lawrence E. Scott]
Description of donation of O. Henry letters and their authenticity. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139294/
A Dinner at --------
Short story set in New York. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139423/
The Discounters of Money
A short story about a young millionaire in New York City. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139403/
The Door of Unrest
Short story about a newspaper editor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139338/
A Double-Dyed Deceiver
Short story about a young man who flees to South America to avoid being sentenced for murder. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139437/
Drafting table
Drafting table with a single metal pedestal. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1915. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139477/
Drafting table
Drafting table with a single metal pedestal. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1915. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139478/
Drafting table
Pine drafting table. It has a slant top, straight legs and three drawers. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1890, when O. Henry worked in the department. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139485/
Drafting table
Pine drafting table. It has a slant top with hinges and no drawers. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1890, when O. Henry worked in the department. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139484/
Drafting table
Pine drafting table. It has a slant top with two drawers and wood pulls. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1890, when O. Henry worked in the department. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139486/
[Effie Roach Hofer Autograph Album]
Autograph album belonging to Effie Roach Hofer. It includes page a 10-line verse poem entitled "Poetry," with drawing of fiddle and pointing finger and hand, signed "W.S. Porter/Secretary Jolly Brothers." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139323/
The Emancipation of Billy
Short story set in the southern United States. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139433/
The Enchanted Kiss
Short story set in San Antonio texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139344/
The Enchanted Profile
A short story about a wealthy woman and a young typist. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139404/
The Ethics of Pig
Short story about a man who practices "unillegal graft." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139352/
Excerpt pages from The Caliph of Baghdad
Excerpt pages from "The Caliph of Baghdad" relevant to J.W. Maxwell’s certifying claim with copy of receipt to PH Hatzfeld’s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139278/
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