|Collection||Gilman Hall Collection|
|Scope & Content||4-page, handwritten letter from O. Henry to Gilman Hall. Ink on paper; letter pages and envelope bear the letterhead of the Battery Park Hotel. Dated Sunday 1907. Addressed to "Bill." O. Henry writes that he felt "so stewed up and stale and unprofitable and harassed in the 'Caledonia'" that he decided to change hotels. He describes the hotel and area, and the advantages of the change of pace to his work. He mentions that he will send in "a batch of work—completed—in a day or two." He adds that he's "living frugal" and "don't want no money from you [Hall]." O. Henry asks Hall to look over his mail for a check from Reader for the Christmas story he sent in, and to look it over for Everybody's Magazine if Reader sent it back. Signed "S.P."|
|Extent of Description||
Each page of letter: 6" x 9 1/2"
Envelope: 3 3/4" x 6 1/2"