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[Original drawing from O. Henry's "Law and Order"]

Description: Excerpt from O. Henry's "Law and Order" with original drawing by John Groth. Design and typography by William R. Holman. 1 of 200 printed on Hosho paper.
Date: unknown
Creator: Groth, John
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Calendar page

Description: Front page of calendar, which was found in 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

Letter from Witter Bynner to Mary

Description: Correspondence regarding a book order from Doubleday.
Date: August 23, 1951
Creator: Bynner, Witter
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

His Courier

Description: A short story about a boy tasked with delivering a message.
Date: May 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

O. Henry

Description: Biography and literary analysis of O. Henry's life and works.
Date: January 1917
Creator: Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950
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: 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