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[Copies of unsigned publishing contracts]

[Copies of unsigned publishing contracts]

Date: October 21, 1907
Creator: McClure, H. H. and Co.
Description: 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 ...
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
The Country of Elusion

The Country of Elusion

Date: December 1906
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Short story about a magazine editor.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
The Crucible

The Crucible

Date: September 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Three-stanza poem by O. Henry. "O. Henry's last poem...One of two poems found in a notebook after his death."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
The Crucible

The Crucible

Date: 1921
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: A poem entitled "The Crucible" by O. Henry turned into a song by Alexander McFayden.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Description of gift from Jenny Lind Porter Scott and Lawrence E. Scott]

[Description of gift from Jenny Lind Porter Scott and Lawrence E. Scott]

Date: September 12, 1987
Creator: Scott, Jenny Lind Porter
Description: Description of donation of O. Henry letters and their authenticity.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
A Dinner at --------

A Dinner at --------

Date: June 1904
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Short story set in New York.
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The Discounters of Money

The Discounters of Money

Date: October 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: A short story about a young millionaire in New York City.
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The Door of Unrest

The Door of Unrest

Date: May 1904
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Short story about a newspaper editor.
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A Double-Dyed Deceiver

A Double-Dyed Deceiver

Date: December 1905
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Short story about a young man who flees to South America to avoid being sentenced for murder.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Drafting table

Drafting table

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: Drafting table with a single metal pedestal. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1915.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Preservation Board