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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

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

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

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

The Four Million

Description: This work is O. Henry's first collection of short stories, many of which are set in New York City. Stories in this volume include "The Gift of the Magi" and "The Cop and the Anthem."
Date: 1906
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Gentle Grafter

Description: This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry. The stories in this volume were inspired by tales of confidence men that O. Henry had heard while in Columbus, Ohio.
Date: 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Georgia's Ruling

Description: Short story about the General Land Office in Austin, Texas. Story was published while O. Henry was in prison in Columbus, Ohio.
Date: June 30, 1900
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Gift of the Wise Men

Description: A short story about the secret Christmas gifts that a young married couple with little money buy for each other.
Date: 1911
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library