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Map of Kent County
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.
Map of Webb County
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.
[Lobby of First National Bank, Austin, Texas]
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.
Jimmy Hayes and Muriel
Short story about a company of Texas Rangers.
The Voice of the City
This is O. Henry's third collection of short stories set in New York City.
Bulger's Friend
Short story about an old man who joins the Salvation Army.
Rinehart Fall List 1954: "The Heart of O. Henry"
Publisher’s announcement. Rinehart & Co. 1954, of Dale Kramer’s "The Heart of O. Henry"
Studio portrait of O. Henry
O. Henry sitting forward in chair.
Letter from Dudley Frasier to Trueman O'Quinn
Letter regarding complimentary copy of "The Heart of O. Henry" to Trueman O'Quinn
O. Henry to illustrate "Indian Depredations in Texas"
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
Letter from Trueman O'Quinn to Dudley Frasier
Letter thanking Frazier for copy of "The Heart of O. Henry." O'Quinn mentions that he reviewed the book for KTBC-TV.
O. Henry's cradle
Back of postcard reads: "Cradle in which O. Henry was rocked."
Letter from Dudley Frasier to Charles Green
Letter regarding the wife of an associate of O. Henry living in Austin.
O. Henry's Pen Name
Letter entitled, "O. Henry’s Pen Name," on the possible origin of his pseudonym.
Born and Raised in No'th Ca'llina
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.
"What You Want"
A short story about a wealthy man and a hat-cleaner in New York City.
The Gift of the Wise Men
A short story about the secret Christmas gifts that a young married couple with little money buy for each other.
The World and the Door
A short story about a New York broker who flees to Central America.
The New York Days
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.
The Enchanted Profile
A short story about a wealthy woman and a young typist.
Another Glimpse
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.
Texan Days
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.
The Discounters of Money
A short story about a young millionaire in New York City.
O. Henryana
This work was published posthumously.
Athol Estes Porter Autograph book
Autograph album belonging to Athol Estes, includes 10-line two stanza poem. First letters of first five lines acrostically spell Athol (first letters of lines) and Estes (last letters of lines). Signed "W.S.P."
A Municipal Report
Short story set in Nashville, Tennessee.
W. C. Porter Drug Store
Back of postcard reads: "Greensboro, N. C. W. C. Porter Drug Store is partially reconstructed in the O. Henry section of Greesboro Historical Museum. Wm. Sidney Porter (better known as O. Henry) was born in Greensboro, and worked in the store as a boy. This is the largest collection of O. Henryana in America."
The Snow Man
Short story set in Colorado in the winter. "Editorial note.--Before the recent fatal illness of William Sydney Porter...this American master of short-story writing had begun for Hampton's Magazine the story printed below...When he realized that he could do no more...O. Henry told in detail the remainder of "The Snow Man" to Harris Merton Lyon..."
Cabbages and Kings
This work is O. Henry's first published volume and is considered to be his only novel. The plot is composed of several short stories, which were inspired by the author's six-month stay in Honduras in the late 1890s.
The Whirligig of Life
Short story about a couple's divorce and remarriage.
Rus in Urbe
Short story about a press-agent in New York.
[Effie Roach Hofer Autograph Album]
Autograph album belonging to Effie Roach Hofer. It includes page a 10-line verse poem entitled "Poetry," with drawing of fiddle and pointing finger and hand, signed "W.S. Porter/Secretary Jolly Brothers."
[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to F.M. Maddox]
Handwritten letter from O. Henry asking F.M. Maddox to loan him $75 to relocate to New York City from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to H. H. McClure]
Letter from Porter to H. H. McClure asking for an advance to pay for his daughter's private school tuition.
[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Mrs. Lacey]
Letter regarding raising capital for invention by Forney Lacey that would be placed on telephones to prevent the spread of disease.
Letter from O. Henry to "Jeems"
Letter, manuscript, “Dear Jeems,” dated Thursday, 1907, New York, from O. Henry. Letter is facetious in spelling and content.
The Crucible
A poem entitled "The Crucible" by O. Henry turned into a song by Alexander McFayden.
[Handwritten letter from F.M. Maddox to O. Henry]
F. M. Maddox reply to O. Henry letter of March 18, 1902.
[Cancelled Checks to W. S. Porter]
Cancelled checks written by Maddox Bros. & Anderson all made out to W. S. Porter. Some are endorsed on the back by Porter.
Two Renegades
A man recounts a story from his visit to Panama.
On Behalf of the Management
Short story set in New York.
The Sphinx Apple
Short story about a group of travelers stopped for the night.
A Double-Dyed Deceiver
Short story about a young man who flees to South America to avoid being sentenced for murder.
The Princess and the Puma
Short story set on a ranch in Texas.
Rolling Stones
This work is a collection of short stories, sketches, letters, and poems by O. Henry. The volume was named after the periodical the Rolling Stone, of which O. Henry was editor. It was published posthumously and includes a photograph of O. Henry, taken in 1909 shortly before his death.
Helping the Other Fellow
Short story set in South America.
Seats of the Haughty
Short story by O. Henry.
A Ruler of Men
Short story about two old friends meeting in New York.
Let Me Feel Your Pulse
This work was first published in the Cosmopolitan magazine under the title "Adventures in neurasthenia." It was written by O. Henry when he was in residence in Asheville, North Carolina and addresses themes of alcoholism and the author's relationship with his father.
The Country of Elusion
Short story about a magazine editor.