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O. Henry's Wedding

Description: Original copy of statement by Lawrence K. Smoot, as recorded by Ralph Bickler, a court reporter, and furnished to [Trueman] O‘Quinn, relating the events surrounding the marriage of William Sydney Porter and Athol Estes at the Smoot home one July evening in 1887, with Lawrence as an “unofficial” witness when he was about 12 years of age. The date of the wedding was actually July 1, 1887 as a notice of the marriage appeared the next day in the Austin Daily Statesman.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bickler, Ralph A. & Smoot, Lawrence K.

The Hiding of Black Bill

Description: This work contains a biographical introduction to O. Henry written by Mary Ely; "O. Henry and Me," a brief story about corresponding with O. Henry, by Ethel Patterson; and O. Henry's short story, "The Hiding of Black Bill."
Date: 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910; Patterson, Ethel & Ely, Mary

Holding up a Train

Description: Short story about holding up a train. A preface by O. Henry says "The man who told me these things was for several years an outlaw in the Southwest...I give the story in almost exactly his own words."
Date: April 1904
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910

Let Me Feel Your Pulse

Description: This work was first published in the Cosmopolitan magazine under the title "Adventures in neurasthenia." It was 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: 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910