|Scope & Content
Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Gilman Hall. Written on cream-colored, watermarked paper. One of the watermarks is "1909," which helps date the letter, as O. Henry died in summer 1910. Letter begins "Asheville Nov 5 / My Dear Gilman Hall Esq." O. Henry discusses how he'll be in Asheville for a few more weeks at his doctor's advice. He's lost twenty pounds, and "can climb small mountains as easy as I used to climb the L railroad stairs." He states that he's written two more stories that he's "enthused" about. He also requests that Hall take the trouble to take care of an enclosed money order. Signed "S.P."