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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.
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.
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.
[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.
[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.
O. Henry's Wedding
Original copy of statement by Lawrence K. Smoot, as recorded by Ralph Bickler, a court reporter, and furnished to [Trueman] O‘Quinn, relating the events surrounding the marriage of William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes at the Smoot home one July evening in 1887, with Lawrence as an “unofficial” witness when he was about 12 years of age. The date of the wedding was actually July 1, 1887 as a notice of the marriage appeared the next day in the Austin Daily Statesman.
[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.
[Presbyterian Church]
The Presbyterian Church at Lavaca and Sixth Streets where William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes sang in the choir.
[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.
[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.
[Lawrence K. Smoot]
Back of photograph reads, "Lawrence K. Smoot Age 13 years Height 4 ft 4 in."
Statement by Judge J.W. Maxwell
Regarding William S. Porter's note on some debt he owed Hatzfeld and Co.
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
No Description Available.
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.
Contract between H.H. McClure and Sydney Porter
Contract between H.H. McClure and Sydney Porter, signed by both parties, dated 21 October 1907.
[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.
[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.
The Crucible
A poem entitled "The Crucible" by O. Henry turned into a song by Alexander McFayden.
[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 F.M. Maddox to O. Henry]
F. M. Maddox reply to O. Henry letter of March 18, 1902.
[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.
O. Henry
Poem in honor of O Henry's death, first published by Mr. Christopher Morley in the "New York Evening Post", June 5, 1915.
[Letter from Christopher Morley to John Stahl]
Letter signed by Chirstopher Morley declining an invitation by Mr. Stahl of the Sears Roebuck Agricultural Foundation
[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Jeemo]
O. Henry inviting "Jeemo" to visit New York.
[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Franklin Pierce Adams]
Letter relating the better climate in Asheville, North Carolina compared to New York and the move to a new employer, "Everybody's Magazine."
[Description of gift from Jenny Lind Porter Scott and Lawrence E. Scott]
Description of donation of O. Henry letters and their authenticity.
[Copies of unsigned publishing contracts]
Two unsigned copies of publishing contracts by two different publishing houses: H. H. McClure and Co., and Phillips Publishing Co.
O. Henry As I Knew Him
Article from unknown magazine where Mrs. Porter discusses her experience being courted by O. Henry
[Advertisement letter for complete O. Henry collection]
Advertising letter offering 274 O. Henry stories in one volume.
Advertisement for complete O. Henry collection
Advertisment offering 274 O. Henry stories in one volume.
Advertising postal card for complete O. Henry collection
Advertisement offering 274 O. Henry stories in one volume.
Advertisement for "O. Henry: The Memorial Edition de Luxe"
Advertisement card for "O. Henry: The Memorial Edition de Luxe," in 14 volumes.
Advertisement for "O. Henry in Fourteen Volumes"
Advertisement for "O. Henry in Fourteen Voulumes: The Memorial Edition de Luxe."
Order form for Rolling Stones, the last of twelve 12 volumes of O. Henry Complete Works
Advertisement order form for “Rolling Stones,” Doubleday, Page & Co. editions (leather and limited manuscript)
Letter from Witter Bynner to Mary
Correspondence regarding a book order from Doubleday.
Advertisement for O. Henry Bibliography
Lengthy advertisement for an O. Henry Bibliography.
O. Henry Book has Wealth of Fact
Newspaper clipping containing a review of the "O. Henry Bibliography."
[Original drawing from O. Henry's "Law and Order"]
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.
Calendar page
Front page of calendar, found in the room in which O. Henry passed away, with June (month of death) showing.
[Letter to Colonel Seibel from William Sydney Porter]
Letter from William Sydney Porter to Colonel Seibel discussing "The Last Edition" and the theater.
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
Text of record of O. Henry's voice
Transcribed text of O. Henry’s voice recording and "L’Envoi of Judge Trueman E. O’Quinn."
Studio portrait of O. Henry
O. Henry sitting forward in chair.
O. Henry's Pen Name
Letter entitled, "O. Henry’s Pen Name," on the possible origin of his pseudonym.
Rinehart Fall List 1954: "The Heart of O. Henry"
Publisher’s announcement. Rinehart & Co. 1954, of Dale Kramer’s "The Heart of O. Henry"
Letter from Dudley Frasier to Charles Green
Letter regarding the wife of an associate of O. Henry living in Austin.
Letter from Dudley Frasier to Trueman O'Quinn
Letter regarding complimentary copy of "The Heart of O. Henry" to Trueman O'Quinn
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.