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O. Henry's Wedding

Description: 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.
Date: undated
Creator: Bickler, Ralph A. & Smoot, Lawrence K.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Excerpt pages from The Caliph of Baghdad

Description: Excerpt pages from "The Caliph of Baghdad" relevant to J.W. Maxwell’s certifying claim with copy of receipt to PH Hatzfeld’s.
Date: 1931
Creator: Davis, Robert H. & Maurice, Arthur B.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Athol Estes Porter Autograph book

Description: 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."
Date: September 25, 1885
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Cabbages and Kings

Description: 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.
Date: 1904
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Effie Roach Hofer Autograph Album]

Description: 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."
Date: August 2, 1885
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Four Million

Description: This work is O. Henry's first collection of short stories, many of which are set in New York City. Stories in this volume include "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Cop and the Anthem."
Date: 1906
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Gentle Grafter

Description: 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.
Date: 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Gift of the Wise Men

Description: A short story about the secret Christmas gifts that a young married couple with little money buy for each other.
Date: 1911
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Heart of the West

Description: This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry, which are set in Texas.
Date: 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

O. Henryana

Description: This work was published posthumously.
Date: 1920
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Let Me Feel Your Pulse

Description: 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.
Date: 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Letters to Lithopolis

Description: This work is a collection of letters from O. Henry to Mabel Wagnalls.
Date: 1922
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Man Higher Up

Description: This collection of short stories was No. 4 in the Sunday American's Summer Library of Gems of Short Fiction. The volume contains the following stories: "The Man Higher Up," "A Tempered Wind," and "Innocents of Broadway." Illustrations are signed "Kerry."
Date: 1911
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Options

Description: A collection of short stories based in various regions of North and Central America.
Date: 1909
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Roads of Destiny

Description: This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry, which are set in North and Central America.
Date: 1909
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Rolling Stones

Description: 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.
Date: 1912
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Sixes and Sevens

Description: This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry. It was published posthumously.
Date: 1911
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Strictly Business

Description: This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry. It was published just before his death in 1910.
Date: 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Trimmed Lamp

Description: This work is O. Henry's second collection of short stories set in New York City.
Date: 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Voice of the City

Description: This is O. Henry's third collection of short stories set in New York City.
Date: 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Waifs and Strays

Description: This work contains short stories by O. Henry and critical and biographical analyses of his life and works, which were written by various contributors.
Date: 1917
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Whirligigs

Description: This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry, which are set in New York City and the Western and Southern United States. The volume was published posthumously.
Date: 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Hiding of Black Bill

Description: 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."
Date: 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910; Patterson, Ethel & Ely, Mary
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library