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  Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
 County: Travis County, TX
 Collection: O. Henry Project
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
[Cancelled Checks to W. S. Porter]

[Cancelled Checks to W. S. Porter]

Date: 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: Cancelled checks written by Maddox Bros. & Anderson all made out to W. S. Porter. Some are endorsed on the back by Porter.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
[Letter from Jane Smoot to Trueman O’Quinn]

[Letter from Jane Smoot to Trueman O’Quinn]

Date: August 17, 1975
Creator: Smoot, Jane
Description: Letter referencing photograph of Lawrence Smoot at age twelve (12) that he witnessed the marriage of William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes.
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
O. Henry's Wedding

O. Henry's Wedding

Date: undated
Creator: Bickler, Ralph A. & Smoot, Lawrence K.
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
Statement by Judge J.W. Maxwell

Statement by Judge J.W. Maxwell

Date: June 1936
Creator: Maxwell, J.W.
Description: Regarding William S. Porter's note on some debt he owed Hatzfeld and Co.
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
[Smoot House]

[Smoot House]

Date: undated
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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
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