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Notes Concerning O. Henry's Life, dates not examined
Collection Description & Creator Information
Consists of materials assembled in two stages-by Porter's friend and publisher, H. P. Steger, and by his biographer, C. Alphonso [Charles Alphonso] Smith. The Steger material consists of unpublished articles, reminiscences, and correspondence, most of which is about Porter. Although there are no original Porter letters or manuscripts, there are transcriptions of letters to family and friends. The Smith material consists primarily of letters sent to Porter. Among the correspondents are Andy Adams, Wallace Irwin, and Meredith Nicholson. In addition, Smith collected miscellaneous material related to Porter's writing, including photographs of the Ohio State Penitentiary where Porter served time and several unidentified manuscripts which were probably given to Porter, as well as a transcript of 40 pages from Porter's humorous weekly, Rolling Stone, published in Austin, Texas, and covering the period from 10 November 1895 to 24 May 1896.
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- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
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Notes Concerning O. Henry's Life; Collected Memorabilia of William Sidney Porter [O. Henry], C0116, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
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- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1