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O. Henry's cradle

Description: Back of postcard reads: "Cradle in which O. Henry was rocked."
Date: 1937
Creator: Hon, Roberta Porter
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

School attended by O. Henry

Description: Postcard with an illustration of a small, one-story building surrounded by a fence with a forest in the background; text beneath the image says, "Little School House Where O. Henry Went to School." Printed text on the back of the postcard reads: "This is the only school that O. Henry (Wm. Sydney Porter) ever attended. He was taught by his Aunt, Miss Lina Porter, and left this school when he was only fifteen."
Date: 1937
Creator: Bridges, Earley W.
Item Type: Postcard
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.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

O. Henry to illustrate "Indian Depredations in Texas"

Description: Negative image of affidavit concerning Jossiah [sic] Willbarger employment of O. Henry to illustrate "Indian Depredations in Texas," 10 November 1932, signed by N.A. Rector
Date: November 10, 1932
Creator: Rector, N. A.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

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
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Texas General Land Office

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.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Patent 87, Volume 40-A

Description: This document was issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railroad Company as the final instrument in the land grant process, assigning ownership to the railroad company for 640 acres in Tom Green County, section 21, block 20, as described in the patent. O. Henry wrote a fictional account of illegal proceedings concerning a land certificate, Bexar Scrip 2692, in the short story "Bexar Scrip 2692.” This is the patent that ultimately gave land ownership to the railroad via that certificate.
Date: July 18, 1928
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Texas General Land Office

[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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Texas Trail of O. Henry

Description: Newspaper article includes sketches and photos of O. Henry and friends. Describes O.Henry's life and his time in Austin.
Date: July 15, 1923
Creator: Minatra, Odie
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Letters to Lithopolis

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

The Crucible

Description: A poem entitled "The Crucible" by O. Henry turned into a song by Alexander McFayden.
Date: 1921
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910 & McFayden, Alexander
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

O. Henryana

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

O. Henry

Description: Biography and literary analysis of O. Henry's life and works.
Date: January 1917
Creator: Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950
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
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

O. Henry Biography

Description: This work is the first biography of O. Henry.
Date: 1916
Creator: Smith, C. Alphonso (Charles Alphonso), 1864-1924
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Wind of Destiny

Description: This work is a collection of fictional letters written by O. Henry.
Date: 1916
Creator: Porter, Sara Lindsay Coleman, 1868-1959
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Drafting table

Description: Drafting table with a single metal pedestal. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1915.
Date: 1915
Partner: Texas State Preservation Board

Drafting table

Description: Drafting table with a single metal pedestal. This drafting table was used at the Texas General Land Office around 1915.
Date: 1915
Partner: Texas State Preservation Board

Flat files

Description: Wood flat files in three sections, stacked vertically. The base has four legs, box top and 15 drawers with metal pulls. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1915.
Date: 1915
Partner: Texas State Preservation Board

Flat files

Description: Oak flat files in three sections, stacked vertically. There are paneled sides, box top, eight drawers with dark metal nameplates. These files were used to store documents and maps at the Texas General Land Office around 1915.
Date: 1915
Partner: Texas State Preservation Board