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Sister Carrie
"A Strangely Strong Novel
in a Queer Milieu"
Curated by Nancy M. Shawcross
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
University of Pennsylvania

Letters from Arthur Henry to Theodore Dreiser


Arthur Henry
Typed letter to Theodore Dreiser
14 July 1900


















REMAINDER
OF LETTER
First page of a two-page letter in which Henry summarizes the events that have transpired at the offices of Doubleday, Page & Co. regarding Sister Carrie. Among the problems or changes being asked of Dreiser are the names of characters and places, as well as the title of the book.



Arthur Henry
Autograph letter signed to Theodore Dreiser
[19 July 1900]












REMAINDER
OF LETTER
First page of an eight-page letter in which Henry reports that he had called on Frank Norris who "blurted out the news [of Doubleday's not wanting to publish Sister Carrie] as if he were stunned by it." Henry writes that Norris told him that Doubleday "thinks the story is immoral and badly written."



Arthur Henry
Autograph letter to Theodore Dreiser
ca. 26 July 1900












REMAINDER
OF LETTER
First page of a five-page letter in which Henry urges Dreiser to make Doubleday stick to their contract to publish Sister Carrie.
Sister Carrie in Search of an Author
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