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In O. Henry's Memory

In O. Henry's Memory

Date: February 18, 1932
Creator: Houston Chronicle
Description: Photo essay includes images of O.Henry's life in Austin, including the Hill City Quartette, houses O. Henry lived in, sketches by O. Henry and letters by his daughter Margaret Porter.
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
The Texas Trail of O. Henry

The Texas Trail of O. Henry

Date: July 15, 1923
Creator: Minatra, Odie
Description: Newspaper article includes sketches and photos of O. Henry and friends. Describes O.Henry's life and his time in Austin.
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Bexar Scrip 2692

Bexar Scrip 2692

Date: 1873/1928
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Description: Land Grant file for land issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railway Company in the Bexar Land District. Includes a folder jacket with table of contents and notes about the land grant (filed July 12, 1928); field notes by M.J. Doyle, Deputy Surveyor, Bexar Land District for Section 21 Block 20 (January 13, 1873); the affidavit of ownership of S.N. Allen (July 12, 1928); and a note by Land Commissioner J.H. Walker indicating that the file has no relation to the O. Henry story of the same name (December 4, 1933). O. Henry’s story tells the tale of a Railroad baron taking a poor homesteader’s land by stealing this file. Walker notes that although the file was missing for a period, due to office procedures the land fraud could not have occurred.
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Bulger's Friend

Bulger's Friend

Date: December 26, 1901
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Short story about an old man who joins the Salvation Army.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Strictly Business

Strictly Business

Date: 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry. It was published just before his death in 1910.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
The Four Million

The Four Million

Date: 1906
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: This work is O. Henry's first collection of short stories, many of which are set in New York City. Stories in this volume include "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Cop and the Anthem."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
The Voice of the City

The Voice of the City

Date: 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: This is O. Henry's third collection of short stories set in New York City.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
A Ghost of Chance

A Ghost of Chance

Date: January 1903
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Short story about a ghost.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Georgia's Ruling

Georgia's Ruling

Date: June 30, 1900
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Short story about the General Land Office in Austin, Texas. Story was published while O. Henry was in prison in Columbus, Ohio.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Waifs and Strays

Waifs and Strays

Date: 1917
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: This work contains short stories by O. Henry and critical and biographical analyses of his life and works, which were written by various contributors.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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