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O. Henry's Wedding

O. Henry's Wedding

Date: undated
Creator: Bickler, Ralph A.
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.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
O. Henry's Pen Name

O. Henry's Pen Name

Date: January 9, 1937
Creator: Boissard, George A.
Description: Letter entitled, "O. Henry’s Pen Name," on the possible origin of his pseudonym.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
School attended by O. Henry

School attended by O. Henry

Date: 1937
Creator: Bridges, Earley W.
Description: Back of postcard reads: "This is the only school that O. Henry (Wm. Sydney Porter) ever attended. He was taught by his Aunt, Miss Lina Porter, and left this school when he was only fifteen."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Letter from Witter Bynner to Mary

Letter from Witter Bynner to Mary

Date: August 23, 1951
Creator: Bynner, Witter
Description: Correspondence regarding a book order from Doubleday.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
O. Henry Relics Guarded by State Land Office

O. Henry Relics Guarded by State Land Office

Date: September 7, 1941
Creator: Dallas Morning News
Description: Photo essay containing images of photos, maps, and documents describing the General Land Office Archives holdings related to O. Henry. Includes a photo of Land Commissioner Bascom Giles standing next to O.Henry's drafting table in the Land Office.
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Excerpt pages from The Caliph of Baghdad

Excerpt pages from The Caliph of Baghdad

Date: 1931
Creator: Davis, Robert H.
Description: Excerpt pages from "The Caliph of Baghdad" relevant to J.W. Maxwell’s certifying claim with copy of receipt to PH Hatzfeld’s.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Order form for Rolling Stones, the last of twelve 12 volumes of O. Henry Complete Works

Order form for Rolling Stones, the last of twelve 12 volumes of O. Henry Complete Works

Date: unknown
Creator: Doubleday, Page & Co.
Description: Advertisement order form for “Rolling Stones,” Doubleday, Page & Co. editions (leather and limited manuscript)
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
New Books Reviewed: O. Henry's Short Stories

New Books Reviewed: O. Henry's Short Stories

Date: May 1908
Creator: Forman, Henry James, 1879-1966
Description: Book review of "The Four Million." Also contains thoughts on "The Trimmed Lamp" and "Heart of the West."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
My Recollections of O. Henry (W. S. Porter)

My Recollections of O. Henry (W. S. Porter)

Date: 191?
Creator: Frank Maddox
Description: Short character sketch of O. Henry as a young man, before he was a published writer, when he worked as a draftsman at the General Land Office and for Maddox Brothers and Anderson.
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Letter from Dudley Frasier to Charles Green

Letter from Dudley Frasier to Charles Green

Date: September 30, 1954
Creator: Frasier, Dudley
Description: Letter regarding the wife of an associate of O. Henry living in Austin.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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