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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

Contract between H.H. McClure and Sydney Porter

Description: Contract between H.H. McClure and Sydney Porter, signed by both parties, dated 21 October 1907. Note: In address block at top, “Sidney” has been changed to “Sydney” with handwritten change of letter i to y, an interesting detail given that O. Henry himself spelled it both ways at different times.
Date: October 21, 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Letter
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

A Double-Dyed Deceiver

Description: Short story about a young man who flees to South America to avoid being sentenced for murder.
Date: December 1905
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
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Flag Paramount

Description: A short story set in Central America and based on O. Henry's experiences in Honduras in the late 1890s.
Date: January 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

A Fog in Santone

Description: A short story set in San Antonio. "The only story by O. Henry not hitherto published--the last echo of his days of popularity."
Date: October 1912
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library