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 Collection: O. Henry Project
Cabbages and Kings

Cabbages and Kings

Date: 1904
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: 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.
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The Cactus

The Cactus

Date: October 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Short story about a young bachelor.
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Calendar page

Calendar page

Date: June 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: Front page of calendar, which was found in room in which O. Henry passed away, with June (month of death) showing
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A Call Loan

A Call Loan

Date: July 1903
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Short story set in Texas.
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Calloway's Code

Calloway's Code

Date: September 1906
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: A newspaper staff tries to decipher a code sent by a reporter abroad.
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[Cancelled Checks to W. S. Porter]

[Cancelled Checks to W. S. Porter]

Date: 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: Cancelled checks written by Maddox Bros. & Anderson all made out to W. S. Porter. Some are endorsed on the back by Porter.
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A Christmas Pi-

A Christmas Pi-

Date: December 1909
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: A short story set at Christmastime.
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Compliments of the Season

Compliments of the Season

Date: December 1906
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: A short story set during Christmastime, centered around the misadventures of several characters.
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Contract between H.H. McClure and Sydney Porter

Contract between H.H. McClure and Sydney Porter

Date: October 21, 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: 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.
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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 ...
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