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
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
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
Drafting table

Drafting table

Date: 1880/1900~
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Preservation Board
Flat files

Flat files

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Preservation Board
Flat files

Flat files

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Preservation Board
Flat files

Flat files

Date: 1915
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Preservation Board
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