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 Collection: O. Henry Project
Map of Webb County

Map of Webb County

Date: June 1888
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Cadastral map of Webb County, Texas in the South Texas Plains region. Some features are marked in color and some sketched illustrations around the title. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch). Authorship is attributed to W.S. Porter, later known as the short story writer O. Henry.
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Map of Kent County

Map of Kent County

Date: July 1889
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Cadastral map of Kent County, Texas in the Panhandle Plains region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch). Shows boundaries and ownership of land, including that of several railroad companies. Compiled and drawn by William S. Porter, later known as the short story writer O. Henry. Map is notable for its landscape drawings near the top.
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking

Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking

Date: December 1899
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Short story about a "professional tramp" in New Orleans.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Flat files

Flat files

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Preservation Board
Flat files

Flat files

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Preservation Board
Flat files

Flat files

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Preservation Board
Flat files

Flat files

Date: 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Preservation Board
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
Money Maze

Money Maze

Date: May 1901
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: A short story set in Central America. This story is said to have served as the literary foundation of "Cabbages and Kings."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
A Blackjack Bargainer

A Blackjack Bargainer

Date: August 1901
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Short story about a family feud.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library