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  • Main Title My Recollections of O. Henry (W. S. Porter)


  • Attributed name: Maddox, Frank
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Name: Texas. General Land Office
    Place of Publication: Austin, Texas


  • Creation: 191u


  • English


  • Physical Description: [9] p. ; 36 cm.
  • Content Description: Multiple typescript copies of a short character sketch describing O. Henry as a young man in the late 1800s, before he was a published writer. O. Henry worked as a draftsman at the General Land Office and for Maddox Brothers and Anderson.


  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Henry, O., 1862-1910.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Texas. General Land Office.
  • Keyword: biographies
  • Keyword: biographical sketches
  • Keyword: draftsmen

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source


  • Coverage Date: 1870~/1899~
  • Time Period: new-sou
  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Travis County - Austin


  • Preferred Citation: "My Recollections of O. Henry," Frank M. Maddox, Maddox Family Papers, Texas General Land Office, Austin.


  • Is Part Of: Maddox Family Papers


  • Name: O. Henry Project
    Code: OHENRY


  • Name: Texas General Land Office
    Code: GLO


  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: pd

Resource Type

  • Text


  • Text


  • Accession or Local Control No: GLO_1060296
  • Accession or Local Control No: MBC 000001
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth139468


  • Display Note: Additional biographical information: Frank M. Maddox (1851-1921), along with his brother John W. Maddox (1846-1915), began working as a surveyor in the Texas panhandle in the early 1870s. With Charles E. Anderson (1852-1924), the brothers formed the firm of Maddox Brothers and Anderson in the mid-1880s. W. S. Porter, also known by the pseudonym O. Henry, worked for the firm in the mid-1880's. The Maddox Brothers spent time in the General Land Office for their business at the same time that O. Henry was employed there.