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About New York with O. Henry

Description: Article excerpted from a literature magazine providing a description of the places in New York that O. Henry used as settings for many of his short stories. The article is illustrated with photographs.
Date: September 1913
Creator: Maurice, Arthur Bartlett, 1873-1946
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

Another Glimpse

Description: A note from the editor about the reception of Arthur W. Page's "Little Pictures of O. Henry" series. Includes a letter to the editor written by Robert H. Davis about the author's first impressions of O. Henry. Illustrated by a self-portrait of O. Henry.
Date: November 1913
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

Bexar Scrip 2692

Description: Copy of a land Grant file for land issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railway Company in the Bexar Land District. Includes a folder jacket with table of contents and notes about the land grant (filed July 12, 1928); field notes by M.J. Doyle, Deputy Surveyor, Bexar Land District for Section 21 Block 20 (January 13, 1873); the affidavit of ownership of S.N. Allen (July 12, 1928); and a note by Land Commissioner J.H. Walker indicating that the file has no relation to the O. Henry story of the same name (December 4, 1933). O. Henry’s story tells the tale of a Railroad baron taking a poor homesteader’s land by stealing this file. Walker notes that although the file was missing for a period, due to office procedures the land fraud could not have occurred.
Date: 1873/1928
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Item Type: Legal Document
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Born and Raised in No'th Ca'llina

Description: This article is the first part of Arthur W. Page's biography of O. Henry, "Little Pictures of O. Henry." It addresses O. Henry's early life and is illustrated with photographs and sketches.
Date: June 1913
Creator: Page, Arthur W. (Arthur Wilson), 1883-1960
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

Calendar page

Description: Front page of calendar, found in the room in which O. Henry passed away, with June (month of death) showing.
Date: June 1910
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library