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In O. Henry's Memory
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.
The Texas Trail of O. Henry
Newspaper article includes sketches and photos of O. Henry and friends. Describes O.Henry's life and his time in Austin.
Bexar Scrip 2692
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.
[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.
O. Henry's cradle
Back of postcard reads: "Cradle in which O. Henry was rocked."
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.
O. Henryana
This work was published posthumously.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
[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.
Heart of the West
This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry, which are set in Texas.
The Hiding of Black Bill
This work contains a biographical introduction to O. Henry written by Mary Ely; "O. Henry and Me," a brief story about corresponding with O. Henry, by Ethel Patterson; and O. Henry's short story, "The Hiding of Black Bill."
The Gentle Grafter
This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry. The stories in this volume were inspired by tales of confidence men that O. Henry had heard while in Columbus, Ohio.
Options
A collection of short stories based in various regions of North and Central America.
[Letter from Jane Smoot to Trueman O’Quinn]
Letter referencing photograph of Lawrence Smoot at age twelve (12) that he witnessed the marriage of William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes.
[Letter from O. Henry to Belle Palm]
Letter detailing programme for a musical event to be held on October 1, 1886, in which Belle Palm is on the program and O. Henry is the Musical Director.
Excerpt pages from The Caliph of Baghdad
Excerpt pages from "The Caliph of Baghdad" relevant to J.W. Maxwell’s certifying claim with copy of receipt to PH Hatzfeld’s.
Note on Judge J. W. Maxwell statement
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Sixes and Sevens
This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry. It was published posthumously.
Flat files
Oak flat files in four sections, stacked vertically. The base has four legs and there are 12 drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store maps at the General Land Office around 1900.
Roads of Destiny
This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry, which are set in North and Central America.
Drafting table
Pine drafting table. It has a slant top, straight legs and three drawers. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1890, when O. Henry worked in the department.
Flat files
Wood flat files in three sections, stacked vertically. The base has four legs, box top and 15 drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1915.
Flat files
Oak flat files in three sections, stacked vertically. There are paneled sides, box top, eight drawers with dark metal nameplates. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1915.
Flat files
Oak flat files in two sections, stacked vertically. There are paneled sides with 10 drawers and brass nameplates. These files were used to store documents and at the Texas General Land Office around 1915.
Drafting table
Pine drafting table. It has a slant top with hinges and no drawers. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1890, when O. Henry worked in the department.
Drafting table
Pine drafting table. It has a slant top with two drawers and wood pulls. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1890, when O. Henry worked in the department.
O. Henry Relics Guarded by State Land Office
Photo essay containing images of photos, maps, and documents describing the General Land Office Archives holdings related to O. Henry. Includes a photo of Land Commissioner Bascom Giles standing next to O.Henry's drafting table in the Land Office.
Flat files
Oak flat files in two sections, stacked vertically. There are 10 drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1900.
Drafting table
Drafting table with a single metal pedestal. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1915.
Drafting table
Drafting table with a single metal pedestal. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1915.
Flat files
Oak flat files stacked vertically. There are eight drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1900.
Flat files
Oak flat files in four sections, stacked vertically. The base has four legs and there is a box top as well as 14 drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1915.