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Letters to Lithopolis

Description: This work is a collection of letters from O. Henry to Mabel Wagnalls.
Date: 1922
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

O. Henry

Description: Poem in honor of O Henry's death, first published by Mr. Christopher Morley in the "New York Evening Post", June 5, 1915.
Date: unknown
Creator: Morley, Christopher
Item Type: Poem
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Calendar page

Description: Front page of calendar, found in the room in which O. Henry passed away, with June (month of death) showing.
Date: June 1910
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Text of record of O. Henry's voice

Description: Transcribed text of O. Henry’s voice recording and "L’Envoi of Judge Trueman E. O’Quinn."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Patent 87, Volume 40-A

Description: This document was issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railroad Company as the final instrument in the land grant process, assigning ownership to the railroad company for 640 acres in Tom Green County, section 21, block 20, as described in the patent. O. Henry wrote a fictional account of illegal proceedings concerning a land certificate, Bexar Scrip 2692, in the short story "Bexar Scrip 2692.” This is the patent that ultimately gave land ownership to the railroad via that certificate.
Date: July 18, 1928
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Texas General Land Office

O. Henry As I Knew Him

Description: Article from unknown magazine where Mrs. Porter discusses her experience being courted by O. Henry
Date: March 1939
Creator: Porter, Sara L. C.
Item Type: Article
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Copies of unsigned publishing contracts]

Description: Two unsigned copies of publishing contracts by two different publishing houses: H. H. McClure and Co., and Phillips Publishing Co.
Date: October 21, 1907
Creator: H. H. McClure and Co.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

School attended by O. Henry

Description: Postcard with an illustration of a small, one-story building surrounded by a fence with a forest in the background; text beneath the image says, "Little School House Where O. Henry Went to School." Printed text on the back of the postcard reads: "This is the only school that O. Henry (Wm. Sydney Porter) ever attended. He was taught by his Aunt, Miss Lina Porter, and left this school when he was only fifteen."
Date: 1937
Creator: Bridges, Earley W.
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

O. Henry Book has Wealth of Fact

Description: Newspaper clipping containing a review of the "O. Henry Bibliography."
Date: January 8, 1939
Creator: O'Quinn, Trueman
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

O. Henry and New Orleans

Description: 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.
Date: May 1914
Creator: Richardson, Caroline Francis
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

In O. Henry's Memory

Description: Photo essay includes images of O.Henry's life in Austin, including the Hill City Quartette, houses O. Henry lived in, sketches by O. Henry and letters by his daughter Margaret Porter.
Date: February 18, 1932
Creator: Houston Chronicle
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Texas General Land Office

The Texas Trail of O. Henry

Description: Newspaper article includes sketches and photos of O. Henry and friends. Describes O.Henry's life and his time in Austin.
Date: July 15, 1923
Creator: Minatra, Odie
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Bexar Scrip 2692

Description: Copy of a land Grant file for land issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railway Company in the Bexar Land District. Includes a folder jacket with table of contents and notes about the land grant (filed July 12, 1928); field notes by M.J. Doyle, Deputy Surveyor, Bexar Land District for Section 21 Block 20 (January 13, 1873); the affidavit of ownership of S.N. Allen (July 12, 1928); and a note by Land Commissioner J.H. Walker indicating that the file has no relation to the O. Henry story of the same name (December 4, 1933). O. Henry’s story tells the tale of a Railroad baron taking a poor homesteader’s land by stealing this file. Walker notes that although the file was missing for a period, due to office procedures the land fraud could not have occurred.
Date: 1873/1928
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Texas General Land Office