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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/
The Country of Elusion
Short story about a magazine editor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139439/
The Crucible
A poem entitled "The Crucible" by O. Henry turned into a song by Alexander McFayden. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139284/
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/
[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
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/
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/
[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/
The Fifth Wheel
Short story set in New York texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139442/
The Flag Paramount
A short story set in Central America and based on O. Henry's experiences in Honduras in the late 1890s. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139394/
Flat files
Oak flat files in four sections, stacked vertically. The base has four legs and there are 12 drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store maps at the General Land Office around 1900. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139483/
Flat files
Wood flat files in three sections, stacked vertically. The base has four legs, box top and 15 drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1915. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139482/
Flat files
Oak flat files in three sections, stacked vertically. There are paneled sides, box top, eight drawers with dark metal nameplates. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1915. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139481/
Flat files
Oak flat files in two sections, stacked vertically. There are paneled sides with 10 drawers and brass nameplates. These files were used to store documents and at the Texas General Land Office around 1915. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139480/
Flat files
Oak flat files in two sections, stacked vertically. There are 10 drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1900. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139475/
Flat files
Oak flat files stacked vertically. There are eight drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1900. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139474/
Flat files
Oak flat files in four sections, stacked vertically. The base has four legs and there is a box top as well as 14 drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1915. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139479/
Flat files
Oak flat files in three sections, stacked vertically. There are 15 drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store documents maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1900. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139476/
A Fog in Santone
A short story set in San Antonio. "The only story by O. Henry not hitherto published--the last echo of his days of popularity." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139414/
The Four Million
This work is O. Henry's first collection of short stories, many of which are set in New York City. Stories in this volume include "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Cop and the Anthem." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139379/
The Fourth in Salvador
Short story about a man celebrating July Fourth in South America. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139334/
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/
Georgia's Ruling
Short story about the General Land Office in Austin, Texas. Story was published while O. Henry was in prison in Columbus, Ohio. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139371/
A Ghost of Chance
Short story about a ghost. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139372/
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 Guardian of the Scutcheon
Short story about a bank porter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139337/
The Halberdier of the Little Rheinschloss
Short story set in a German restaurant. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139440/
The Handbook of Hymen
Short story about a man and a very helpful book. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139349/
[Handwritten letter from F.M. Maddox to O. Henry]
F. M. Maddox reply to O. Henry letter of March 18, 1902. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139286/
[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to F.M. Maddox]
Handwritten letter from O. Henry asking F.M. Maddox to loan him $75 to relocate to New York City from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139285/
[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Franklin Pierce Adams]
Letter relating the better climate in Asheville, North Carolina compared to New York and the move to a new employer, "Everybody's Magazine." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139292/
[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to H. H. McClure]
Letter from Porter to H. H. McClure asking for an advance to pay for his daughter's private school tuition. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139282/
[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Jeemo]
O. Henry inviting "Jeemo" to visit New York. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139291/
[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/
The Head-Hunter
A man is inspired by his time in the Philippine Islands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139447/
Heart of the West
This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry, which are set in Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139412/
Hearts and Crosses
Short story set in Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139436/
Hearts and Hands
Short story about a marshal and a prisoner. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139465/