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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
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
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.
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.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Smoot House]

Description: The Smoot home at 1316 West Sixth Street, where William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes were married by Dr. R. K. Smoot, pastor of the Southern Presbyterian Church where Will and Athol sang in the choir.
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Snow Man

Description: Short story set in Colorado in the winter. "Editorial note.--Before the recent fatal illness of William Sydney Porter...this American master of short-story writing had begun for Hampton's Magazine the story printed below...When he realized that he could do no more...O. Henry told in detail the remainder of "The Snow Man" to Harris Merton Lyon..."
Date: August 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Stories of the Old Land Office

Description: Pamphlet printed by the Texas Capital Visitor's Center. Contains a foreward and two O. Henry short stories: "Bexar Scrip 2692" and "Georgia's Ruling." Both stories take place in the old land office building where O. Henry worked as a draftsman, and both are about Texas land grants.
Date: 2001~
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Strictly Business

Description: This work is a collection of short stories by O. Henry. It was published just before his death in 1910.
Date: 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library