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[Letter from O. Henry to Belle Palm]

Description: 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.
Date: September 23, 1886
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to F.M. Maddox]

Description: Handwritten letter from O. Henry asking F.M. Maddox to loan him $75 to relocate to New York City from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Date: March 18, 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Letter from O. Henry to "Jeems"

Description: Letter, manuscript, “Dear Jeems,” dated Thursday, 1907, New York, from O. Henry. Letter is facetious in spelling and content.
Date: 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to H. H. McClure]

Description: Letter from Porter to H. H. McClure asking for an advance to pay for his daughter's private school tuition.
Date: October 6, 1907
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
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Mrs. Lacey]

Description: Letter regarding raising capital for invention by Forney Lacey that would be placed on telephones to prevent the spread of disease.
Date: May 1909
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Letter from Christopher Morley to John Stahl]

Description: Letter signed by Chirstopher Morley declining an invitation by Mr. Stahl of the Sears Roebuck Agricultural Foundation
Date: November 26, 1926
Creator: Morley, Christopher
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Statement by Judge J.W. Maxwell

Description: Regarding William S. Porter's note on some debt he owed Hatzfeld and Co.
Date: June 1936
Creator: Maxwell, J.W.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Letter from Witter Bynner to Mary

Description: Correspondence regarding a book order from Doubleday.
Date: August 23, 1951
Creator: Bynner, Witter
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Letter from Dudley Frasier to Charles Green

Description: Letter regarding the wife of an associate of O. Henry living in Austin.
Date: September 30, 1954
Creator: Frasier, Dudley
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Letter from Dudley Frasier to Trueman O'Quinn

Description: Letter regarding complimentary copy of "The Heart of O. Henry" to Trueman O'Quinn
Date: October 1, 1954
Creator: Frasier, Dudley
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Letter from Trueman O'Quinn to Dudley Frasier

Description: Letter thanking Frazier for copy of "The Heart of O. Henry." O'Quinn mentions that he reviewed the book for KTBC-TV.
Date: April 20, 1955
Creator: O'Quinn, Trueman
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Franklin Pierce Adams]

Description: Letter relating the better climate in Asheville, North Carolina compared to New York and the move to a new employer, "Everybody's Magazine."
Date: undated
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Letter from Jane Smoot to Trueman O’Quinn]

Description: Letter referencing photograph of Lawrence Smoot at age twelve (12) that he witnessed the marriage of William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes.
Date: August 17, 1975
Creator: Smoot, Jane
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library