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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
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.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

The New York Days

Description: 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.
Date: October 1913
Creator: Page, Arthur W. (Arthur Wilson), 1883-1960
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Another Glimpse

Description: 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.
Date: November 1913
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Texan Days

Description: 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.
Date: July 1913
Creator: Page, Arthur W. (Arthur Wilson), 1883-1960
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library