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[Group Portrait of a Family]

Description: Photograph of a family in a group pose in front of a wooden house. A handwritten note on the back reads "House made from RR [railroad] ties." The photograph is a cyanotype.
Date: April 7, 1907
Item Type: Photograph

[Family in Lampasas, Texas]

Description: Photograph of a family gathered at the front porch of a two-story house in Lampasas, Texas. The house is behind a small picket fence, and the porch is elevated several feet off the ground.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph

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

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

[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

Heart of the West

Description: This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry, which are set in Texas.
Date: 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book

The Trimmed Lamp

Description: This work is O. Henry's second collection of short stories set in New York City.
Date: 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book

[Governor's Mansion front entrance]

Description: Photograph of the Texas Governor's Mansion front elevation with cacti urns out front, shows iron fence with gate, very simple limestone steps up to the gate in a white wrought-iron fence. All windows are shuttered. The Carriage House is visible in the right background. The mansion was built by Abner Cook in 1855 and was continuously occupied since 1856. The occupant here in 1907 was Governor S.W.T. Lanham. The mansion was declared a Texas historical landmark in 1962 and a national historic landmark in 1970.
Date: 1907
Creator: The Elliots
Item Type: Photograph

Austin High School class of 1907

Description: Photograph of the twenty-four students in the Austin High School class of 1907. Bottom row (left to right): Ernest von Rosenberg, Tom Byrne, Harwood Stacey, Eugene Hill, Offie Leonard. Middle row (left to right): Arthur Crawford, Irene Maddox, Lillian Krohn, Eva von Homeyer, Louise Smith, Elva Powell, Amelia Nelson, Mabel Harrison, William Ruggles. Back row standing (left to right): Harris Brush, Mary Thaxton, Juanita Yarbrough, Leona Dean, Esther Bishop, Anna Maxwell, Josephine McGuire, P.J. Anthony, and William Jackson. Not present: Johanna Runge and Windom Burke.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph

1906-7 City Directory of Austin With Street Directory of Residents

Description: This is a general directory for Austin, Texas includes address listings for businesses and individuals as well as advertisements from local businesses. According to the title page, the directory contains "A Classified Business Directory, Complete Revised Directory of Austin, Rural Routes, Directory of the State, County and City Governments, and a Reference Directory of the Churches, Educational Institutions, Associations, Societies and Organizations of the City."
Date: 1907
Item Type: Book