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Map of Kent County

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.
Date: July 1889
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Map of Webb County

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.
Date: June 1888
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Map
Partner: Texas General Land Office

[Lobby of First National Bank, Austin, Texas]

Description: Photograph of the lobby of First National Bank, including the bank teller window behind a grill. William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) is the teller. Another man stands behind the front counter, one is seated in back, and a customer is at the teller window. The man behind the open counter is listed as Brackenridge.
Date: [1890,1900]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Voice of the City

Description: This is O. Henry's third collection of short stories set in New York City.
Date: 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Bulger's Friend

Description: Short story about an old man who joins the Salvation Army.
Date: December 26, 1901
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

O. Henry to illustrate "Indian Depredations in Texas"

Description: Negative image of affidavit concerning Jossiah [sic] Willbarger employment of O. Henry to illustrate "Indian Depredations in Texas," 10 November 1932, signed by N.A. Rector
Date: November 10, 1932
Creator: Rector, N. A.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Letter from Trueman O'Quinn to Dudley Frasier

Description: Letter thanking Frazier for copy of "The Heart of O. Henry." O'Quinn mentions that he reviewed the book for KTBC-TV.
Date: April 20, 1955
Creator: O'Quinn, Trueman
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

O. Henry's cradle

Description: Back of postcard reads: "Cradle in which O. Henry was rocked."
Date: 1937
Creator: Hon, Roberta Porter
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

O. Henry's Pen Name

Description: Letter entitled, "O. Henry’s Pen Name," on the possible origin of his pseudonym.
Date: January 9, 1937
Creator: Boissard, George A.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Born and Raised in No'th Ca'llina

Description: This article is the first part of Arthur W. Page's biography of O. Henry, "Little Pictures of O. Henry." It addresses O. Henry's early life and is illustrated with photographs and sketches.
Date: June 1913
Creator: Page, Arthur W. (Arthur Wilson), 1883-1960
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

"What You Want"

Description: A short story about a wealthy man and a hat-cleaner in New York City.
Date: September 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Gift of the Wise Men

Description: A short story about the secret Christmas gifts that a young married couple with little money buy for each other.
Date: 1911
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The New York Days

Description: This article is the fourth part of Arthur W. Page's biography of O. Henry, "Little Pictures of O. Henry." It addresses O. Henry's time in New York and is illustrated with photographs.
Date: October 1913
Creator: Page, Arthur W. (Arthur Wilson), 1883-1960
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Another Glimpse

Description: A note from the editor about the reception of Arthur W. Page's "Little Pictures of O. Henry" series. Includes a letter to the editor written by Robert H. Davis about the author's first impressions of O. Henry. Illustrated by a self-portrait of O. Henry.
Date: November 1913
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Texan Days

Description: This article is the second part of Arthur W. Page's biography of O. Henry, "Little Pictures of O. Henry." It addresses O. Henry's time in Texas and is illustrated with photographs.
Date: July 1913
Creator: Page, Arthur W. (Arthur Wilson), 1883-1960
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

O. Henryana

Description: This work was published posthumously.
Date: 1920
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library