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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.
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.
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.