O. Henry Biography

O. Henry Biography

Date: 1916
Creator: Smith, C. Alphonso (Charles Alphonso), 1864-1924
Description: This work is the first biography of O. Henry.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
The O. Henry index

The O. Henry index

Date: 1915
Creator: Saxton, Eugene F. (Eugene Francis), 1884-1943
Description: Index to O. Henry's written works includes a biography of O. Henry. Index starts on page 25.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
My Friend O. Henry

My Friend O. Henry

Date: 1914
Creator: Moyle, Seth
Description: A biography of O. Henry.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
Receiver's Memorandum

Receiver's Memorandum

Date: 1887-06/1888-12
Creator: Texas General Land Office
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
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
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
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
The Texas Trail of O. Henry

The Texas Trail of O. Henry

Date: July 15, 1923
Creator: Minatra, Odie
Description: Newspaper article includes sketches and photos of O. Henry and friends. Describes O.Henry's life and his time in Austin.
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Bexar Scrip 2692

Bexar Scrip 2692

Date: 1873/1928
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Description: Land Grant file for land issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railway Company in the Bexar Land District. Includes a folder jacket with table of contents and notes about the land grant (filed July 12, 1928); field notes by M.J. Doyle, Deputy Surveyor, Bexar Land District for Section 21 Block 20 (January 13, 1873); the affidavit of ownership of S.N. Allen (July 12, 1928); and a note by Land Commissioner J.H. Walker indicating that the file has no relation to the O. Henry story of the same name (December 4, 1933). O. Henry’s story tells the tale of a Railroad baron taking a poor homesteader’s land by stealing this file. Walker notes that although the file was missing for a period, due to office procedures the land fraud could not have occurred.
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
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
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