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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 Decade: 1900-1909
 Year: 1907
The World and the Door

The World and the Door

Date: August 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: A short story about a New York broker who flees to Central America.
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[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to H. H. McClure]

[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to H. H. McClure]

Date: October 6, 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Letter from Porter to H. H. McClure asking for an advance to pay for his daughter's private school tuition.
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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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Letter from O. Henry to "Jeems"

Letter from O. Henry to "Jeems"

Date: 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Letter, manuscript, “Dear Jeems,” dated Thursday, 1907, New York, from O. Henry. Letter is facetious in spelling and content.
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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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Heart of the West

Heart of the West

Date: 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry, which are set in Texas.
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The Indian Summer of Dry Valley Johnson

The Indian Summer of Dry Valley Johnson

Date: February 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: A short story set in Texas.
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The Fifth Wheel

The Fifth Wheel

Date: August 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Short story set in New York
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The Caballero's Way

The Caballero's Way

Date: July 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Short story about a young desperado from the Texas-Mexico border.
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The Halberdier of the Little Rheinschloss

The Halberdier of the Little Rheinschloss

Date: May 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Short story set in a German restaurant.
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