O. Henry's Wedding

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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.

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3 p. ; 22 x 36 cm.

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Bickler, Ralph A. & Smoot, Lawrence K. undated.

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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.

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3 p. ; 22 x 36 cm.

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O. Henry Project

The O. Henry Collection consists primarily of the short stories of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), written under his pseudonym O. Henry. Each story is available as it first appeared in the popular magazines of the day, and these and other stories published posthumously can also be found in first edition compilation books, and later as part of his collected works. In addition to published materials, the collection also contains handwritten letters, photographs, legal documents, newspaper articles, artifacts, and maps drawn and signed by Porter.

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[Lawrence K. Smoot] (Photograph)

[Lawrence K. Smoot]

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.

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[Presbyterian Church] (Photograph)

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The Presbyterian Church at Lavaca and Sixth Streets where William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes sang in the choir.

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[Smoot House] (Photograph)

[Smoot House]

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.

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[Letter from Jane Smoot to Trueman O’Quinn] (Letter)

[Letter from Jane Smoot to Trueman O’Quinn]

Letter referencing photograph of Lawrence Smoot at age twelve (12) that he witnessed the marriage of William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes.

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[Lawrence K. Smoot] (Photograph)

[Lawrence K. Smoot]

Back of photograph reads, "Lawrence K. Smoot Age 13 years Height 4 ft 4 in."

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Bickler, Ralph A. & Smoot, Lawrence K. O. Henry's Wedding, book, undated; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139271/: accessed July 30, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.