[Letter from Jane Smoot to Trueman O’Quinn]

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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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2 p. ; 15 x 23 cm.

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Smoot, Jane August 17, 1975.

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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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2 p. ; 15 x 23 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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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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[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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  • August 17, 1975

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  • Jan. 8, 2011, 2:31 p.m.

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  • May 13, 2011, 1:39 p.m.

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Smoot, Jane. [Letter from Jane Smoot to Trueman O’Quinn], letter, August 17, 1975; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139275/: accessed December 8, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.