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The Voice of the City

Description: This is O. Henry's third collection of short stories set in New York City.
Date: 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Bulger's Friend

Description: Short story about an old man who joins the Salvation Army.
Date: December 26, 1901
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

"What You Want"

Description: A short story about a wealthy man and a hat-cleaner in New York City.
Date: September 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Cabbages and Kings

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.
Date: 1904
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

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

Description: Handwritten letter from O. Henry asking F.M. Maddox to loan him $75 to relocate to New York City from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Date: March 18, 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Contract between H.H. McClure and Sydney Porter

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.
Date: October 21, 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

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

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

Letter from O. Henry to "Jeems"

Description: Letter, manuscript, “Dear Jeems,” dated Thursday, 1907, New York, from O. Henry. Letter is facetious in spelling and content.
Date: 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

A Double-Dyed Deceiver

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