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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.
O. Henry and New Orleans
A description of the places in New Orleans that O. Henry used as settings for many of his short stories. The article is illustrated with photographs.
[Lawrence K. Smoot]
Back of photograph reads, "Lawrence K. Smoot Age 13 years Height 4 ft 4 in."
[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.
[Presbyterian Church]
The Presbyterian Church at Lavaca and Sixth Streets where William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes sang in the choir.
[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.
Receiver's Memorandum
These two pages are exerpts from a 141-page Receivers Memorandum dated 1887-1888. Pages appear to show payroll advances to O. Henry, here identified by his given name William S. Porter or W.S. Porter, for the months of June 1887 through December 1887. These pages are written in O. Henry's hand, and show his signature several times.
Roster of Employees in the General Land Office
Ledger contains lists of General Land Office employees, their job titles, and monthly earnings. Excerpted here are 98 pages covering January 1887-January 1891, which are the dates O. Henry was employed at the land office. W.S. Porter, later known as the writer O. Henry, is listed as draftsman, compiling draftsman and assistant draftsman, earning $100 per month. Porter's name appears on roughly half of the pages.
My Recollections of O. Henry (W. S. Porter)
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.
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.
O. Henry's cradle
Back of postcard reads: "Cradle in which O. Henry was rocked."
"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 Enchanted Profile
A short story about a wealthy woman and a young typist.
The Discounters of Money
A short story about a young millionaire in New York City.
O. Henryana
This work was published posthumously.
A Municipal Report
Short story set in Nashville, Tennessee.
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.
[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 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.
Hearts and Crosses
Short story set in Texas.
The Emancipation of Billy
Short story set in the southern United States.
[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Jeemo]
O. Henry inviting "Jeemo" to visit New York.
[Letter from Christopher Morley to John Stahl]
Letter signed by Chirstopher Morley declining an invitation by Mr. Stahl of the Sears Roebuck Agricultural Foundation
[Description of gift from Jenny Lind Porter Scott and Lawrence E. Scott]
Description of donation of O. Henry letters and their authenticity.
[Letter to Colonel Seibel from William Sydney Porter]
Letter from William Sydney Porter to Colonel Seibel discussing "The Last Edition" and the theater.
[Portion of a note written by O. Henry to Gilman Hall]
Letter from O. Henry to "Bill," the common address used for everyone at Gilman Hall.