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 County: Travis County, TX
 Collection: O. Henry Project
Drafting table
Pine drafting table. It has a slant top, straight legs and three drawers. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1890, when O. Henry worked in the department. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139485/
Drafting table
Pine drafting table. It has a slant top with hinges and no drawers. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1890, when O. Henry worked in the department. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139484/
Drafting table
Pine drafting table. It has a slant top with two drawers and wood pulls. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1890, when O. Henry worked in the department. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139486/
Roster of Employees in the General Land Office
Ledger contains lists of General Land Office employees, their job titles, and monthly earnings. Excerpted here are 98 pages covering January 1887-January 1891, which are the dates O. Henry was employed at the land office. W.S. Porter, later known as the writer O. Henry, is listed as draftsman, compiling draftsman and assistant draftsman, earning $100 per month. Porter's name appears on roughly half of the pages. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139471/
[Effie Roach Hofer Autograph Album]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139323/
Athol Estes Porter Autograph book
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139322/
[Cancelled Checks to W. S. Porter]
Cancelled checks written by Maddox Bros. & Anderson all made out to W. S. Porter. Some are endorsed on the back by Porter. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139283/
[Letter from O. Henry to Belle Palm]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139270/
Receiver's Memorandum
These two pages are exerpts from a 141-page Receivers Memorandum dated 1887-1888. Pages appear to show payroll advances to O. Henry, here identified by his given name William S. Porter or W.S. Porter, for the months of June 1887 through December 1887. These pages are written in O. Henry's hand, and show his signature several times. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139467/
Flat files
Oak flat files in two sections, stacked vertically. There are 10 drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1900. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139475/
Flat files
Oak flat files stacked vertically. There are eight drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1900. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139474/
Flat files
Oak flat files in three sections, stacked vertically. There are 15 drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store documents maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1900. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139476/
Flat files
Oak flat files in four sections, stacked vertically. The base has four legs and there are 12 drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store maps at the General Land Office around 1900. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139483/
Drafting table
Drafting table with a single metal pedestal. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1915. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139477/
Drafting table
Drafting table with a single metal pedestal. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1915. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139478/
Flat files
Oak flat files in four sections, stacked vertically. The base has four legs and there is a box top as well as 14 drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1915. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139479/
Flat files
Wood flat files in three sections, stacked vertically. The base has four legs, box top and 15 drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1915. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139482/
Flat files
Oak flat files in three sections, stacked vertically. There are paneled sides, box top, eight drawers with dark metal nameplates. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1915. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139481/
Flat files
Oak flat files in two sections, stacked vertically. There are paneled sides with 10 drawers and brass nameplates. These files were used to store documents and at the Texas General Land Office around 1915. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139480/
The Texas Trail of O. Henry
Newspaper article includes sketches and photos of O. Henry and friends. Describes O.Henry's life and his time in Austin. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth154585/
In O. Henry's Memory
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth154586/
Statement by Judge J.W. Maxwell
Regarding William S. Porter's note on some debt he owed Hatzfeld and Co. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139277/
O. Henry Book has Wealth of Fact
Newspaper review of the "O. Henry Bibliography" texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139305/
O. Henry Relics Guarded by State Land Office
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139469/
[Letter from Jane Smoot to Trueman O’Quinn]
Letter referencing photograph of Lawrence Smoot at age twelve (12) that he witnessed the marriage of William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139275/
Stories of the Old Land Office
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139473/
O. Henry's Wedding
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139271/
[Lawrence K. Smoot]
Lawrence K. Smoot at his desk in the Texas Supreme Court, where for many years he was the editor (usually called ‘Reporter’) of the Supreme Court’s official publications of the Court’s opinions. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139272/
[Lawrence K. Smoot]
Back of photograph reads, "Lawrence K. Smoot Age 13 years Height 4 ft 4 in." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139276/
My Recollections of O. Henry (W. S. Porter)
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139468/
Order form for Rolling Stones, the last of twelve 12 volumes of O. Henry Complete Works
Advertisement order form for “Rolling Stones,” Doubleday, Page & Co. editions (leather and limited manuscript) texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139302/
[Presbyterian Church]
The Presbyterian Church at Lavaca and Sixth Streets where William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes sang in the choir. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139273/
[Smoot House]
The Smoot home at 1316 West Sixth Street, where William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes were married by Dr. R. K. Smoot, pastor of the Southern Presbyterian Church where Will and Athol sang in the choir. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139274/