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O. Henry's Wedding

Description:

Original copy of statement by Lawrence K. Smoot, as recorded by Ralph Bickler, a court reporter, and furnished to [Trueman] O‘Quinn, relating the events surrounding the marriage of William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes at the Smoot home one July evening in 1887, with Lawrence as an “unofficial” witness when he was about 12 years of age. The date of the wedding was actually July 1, 1887 as a notice of the marriage appeared the next day in the Austin Daily Statesman.

Creator(s):
Location(s): United States - Texas - Travis County - Austin
Creation Date: undated  
Partner(s):
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Collection(s):
O. Henry Project
Usage:
Total Uses: 177
Past 30 days: 1
Yesterday: 0
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Date(s):
  • Creation: undated
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Travis County - Austin
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
July 5, 1887
Description:

Original copy of statement by Lawrence K. Smoot, as recorded by Ralph Bickler, a court reporter, and furnished to [Trueman] O‘Quinn, relating the events surrounding the marriage of William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes at the Smoot home one July evening in 1887, with Lawrence as an “unofficial” witness when he was about 12 years of age. The date of the wedding was actually July 1, 1887 as a notice of the marriage appeared the next day in the Austin Daily Statesman.

Physical Description:

3 p. ; 22 x 36 cm.

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Partner:
Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Collection:
O. Henry Project
Relation (References): ark:/67531/metapth139272
Relation (References): ark:/67531/metapth139273
Relation (References): ark:/67531/metapth139274
Relation (Is Referenced By): ark:/67531/metapth139275
Relation (References): ark:/67531/metapth139276
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: AHC OHENRY-004
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth139271
Resource Type: Book
Format: Text
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