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[Original drawing from O. Henry's "Law and Order"]

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Groth, John
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Copies of unsigned publishing contracts]

Description: Two unsigned copies of publishing contracts by two different publishing houses: H. H. McClure and Co., and Phillips Publishing Co.
Date: October 21, 1907
Creator: H. H. McClure and Co.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Adventures in Neurasthenia

Description: Short story 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: July 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
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
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Bulger's Friend

Description: Short story about an old man who joins the Salvation Army.
Date: December 26, 1901
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Buried Treasure

Description: Short story developed during O. Henry's time working as a draftsman at the Texas General Land Office.
Date: July 1908
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
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Calloway's Code

Description: A newspaper staff tries to decipher a code sent by a reporter abroad.
Date: September 1906
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Crucible

Description: Three-stanza poem by O. Henry. "O. Henry's last poem...One of two poems found in a notebook after his death."
Date: September 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library