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 County: Travis County, TX
 Collection: O. Henry Project
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 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
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
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
Athol Estes Porter Autograph book

Athol Estes Porter Autograph book

Date: September 25, 1885
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Autograph album belonging to Athol Estes, includes 10-line two stanza poem. First letters of first five lines acrostically spell Athol (first letters of lines) and Estes (last letters of lines). Signed "W.S.P."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Effie Roach Hofer Autograph Album]

[Effie Roach Hofer Autograph Album]

Date: August 2, 1885
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Autograph album belonging to Effie Roach Hofer. It includes page a 10-line verse poem entitled "Poetry," with drawing of fiddle and pointing finger and hand, signed "W.S. Porter/Secretary Jolly Brothers."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Letter from O. Henry to Belle Palm]

[Letter from O. Henry to Belle Palm]

Date: September 23, 1886
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Letter detailing programme for a musical event to be held on October 1, 1886, in which Belle Palm is on the program and O. Henry is the Musical Director.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Stories of the Old Land Office

Stories of the Old Land Office

Date: 2001~
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910.
Description: Pamphlet printed by the Texas Capital Visitor's Center. Contains a foreward and two O. Henry short stories: "Bexar Scrip 2692" and "Georgia's Ruling." Both stories take place in the old land office building where O. Henry worked as a draftsman, and both are about Texas land grants.
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
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
[Lawrence K. Smoot]

[Lawrence K. Smoot]

Date: 1887
Creator: Marks, H. R.
Description: Back of photograph reads, "Lawrence K. Smoot Age 13 years Height 4 ft 4 in."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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