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[Presbyterian Church]

Description: The Presbyterian Church at Lavaca and Sixth Streets where William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes sang in the choir.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Quest of Soapy

Description: "This is one of the best and most characteristic of the sketches of lower New York life by O. Henry...The story under another title--"The Cop and the Anthem"--appears in the collection of O. Henry's stories, "The Four Million."
Date: November 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Receiver's Memorandum

Description: These two pages are exerpts from a 141-page Receivers Memorandum dated 1887-1888. Pages appear to show payroll advances to O. Henry, here identified by his given name William S. Porter or W.S. Porter, for the months of June 1887 through December 1887. These pages are written in O. Henry's hand, and show his signature several times.
Date: 1887-06/1888-12
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Remorse

Description: A three-stanza poem by O. Henry and published under the pen name S. H. Peters.
Date: July 1903
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Roads of Destiny

Description: This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry, which are set in North and Central America.
Date: 1909
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Rolling Stones

Description: This work is a collection of short stories, sketches, letters, and poems by O. Henry. The volume was named after the periodical the Rolling Stone, of which O. Henry was editor. It was published posthumously and includes a photograph of O. Henry, taken in 1909 shortly before his death.
Date: 1912
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Roster of Employees in the General Land Office

Description: Ledger contains lists of General Land Office employees, their job titles, and monthly earnings. Excerpted here are 98 pages covering January 1887-January 1891, which are the dates O. Henry was employed at the land office. W.S. Porter, later known as the writer O. Henry, is listed as draftsman, compiling draftsman and assistant draftsman, earning $100 per month. Porter's name appears on roughly half of the pages.
Date: 1881/1891
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Rouge et Noire

Description: A short story about the banana trade in Central America based on O. Henry's experiences in Honduras in the late 1890s. This is perhaps the first instance of O. Henry's use of the term "banana republic."
Date: December 1901
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
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