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 Collection: O. Henry Project
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
Advertisement for "O. Henry in Fourteen Volumes"

Advertisement for "O. Henry in Fourteen Volumes"

Date: unknown
Creator: William Harvey Miner Co.
Description: Advertisement for "O. Henry in Fourteen Voulumes: The Memorial Edition de Luxe."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Advertisement for "O. Henry: The Memorial Edition de Luxe"

Advertisement for "O. Henry: The Memorial Edition de Luxe"

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Advertisement card for "O. Henry: The Memorial Edition de Luxe," in 14 volumes.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Description of gift from Jenny Lind Porter Scott and Lawrence E. Scott]

[Description of gift from Jenny Lind Porter Scott and Lawrence E. Scott]

Date: September 12, 1987
Creator: Scott, Jenny Lind Porter
Description: Description of donation of O. Henry letters and their authenticity.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Franklin Pierce Adams]

[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Franklin Pierce Adams]

Date: undated
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Description: Letter relating the better climate in Asheville, North Carolina compared to New York and the move to a new employer, "Everybody's Magazine."
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
O. Henry

O. Henry

Date: undated
Creator: Morley, Christopher
Description: First published by Mr. Christopher Morley in the "New York Evening Post", June 5, 1915.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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
[Lawrence K. Smoot]

[Lawrence K. Smoot]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[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
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