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[Cancelled Checks to W. S. Porter]

Description: Cancelled checks written by Maddox Bros. & Anderson all made out to W. S. Porter. Some are endorsed on the back by Porter.
Date: 1886
Item Type: Text
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

Rolling Stones

Description: This work is a collection of short stories, sketches, letters, and poems by O. Henry. The volume was named after the periodical the Rolling Stone, of which O. Henry was editor. It was published posthumously and includes a photograph of O. Henry, taken in 1909 shortly before his death.
Date: 1912
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Let Me Feel Your Pulse

Description: This work was first published in the Cosmopolitan magazine under the title "Adventures in neurasthenia." It was written by O. Henry when he was in residence in Asheville, North Carolina and addresses themes of alcoholism and the author's relationship with his father.
Date: 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Copies of unsigned publishing contracts]

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 length, the preference being for a length of 2,500 to 3,500 words. You are to deliver the first story to us by January 1st, 1908, and you are to give us the first opportunity on stories you may write for magazine publication, after November 1st, 1907, until the six stories herein arranged for have been delivered. Your acceptance and acknowledgement of this letter will, we take it, constitute a proper agreement between us. Very sincerely yours, The Phillips Publishing Co."
Date: October 21, 1907
Creator: McClure, H. H. and Co.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Letter from Christopher Morley to John Stahl]

Description: Letter signed by Chirstopher Morley declining an invitation by Mr. Stahl of the Sears Roebuck Agricultural Foundation
Date: November 26, 1926
Creator: Morley, Christopher
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

O. Henry As I Knew Him

Description: Article from unknown magazine where Mrs. Porter discusses her experience being courted by O. Henry
Date: March 1939
Creator: Porter, Sara L. C.
Item Type: Article
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library