O. Henry to illustrate "Indian Depredations in Texas"

O. Henry to illustrate "Indian Depredations in Texas"

Date: November 10, 1932
Creator: Rector, N. A.
Description: Negative image of affidavit concerning Jossiah [sic] Willbarger employment of O. Henry to illustrate "Indian Depredations in Texas," 10 November 1932, signed by N.A. Rector
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O. Henry's Pen Name

O. Henry's Pen Name

Date: January 9, 1937
Creator: Boissard, George A.
Description: Letter entitled, "O. Henry’s Pen Name," on the possible origin of his pseudonym.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to F.M. Maddox]

[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to F.M. Maddox]

Date: March 18, 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Handwritten letter from O. Henry asking F.M. Maddox to loan him $75 to relocate to New York City from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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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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[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Mrs. Lacey]

[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Mrs. Lacey]

Date: May 1909
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Letter regarding raising capital for invention by Forney Lacey that would be placed on telephones to prevent the spread of disease.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[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.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[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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[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Jeemo]

[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Jeemo]

Date: June 3, 1905
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: O. Henry inviting "Jeemo" to visit New York.
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 & Scott, Lawrence E.
Description: Description of donation of O. Henry letters and their authenticity.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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