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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
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Another Glimpse

Description: Excerpt from an issue of "The Bookman" magazine including the cover, table of contents and 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

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

The Ethics of Pig

Description: Short story about a man who practices "unillegal graft." The advertisement on the cover of the magazine for Cream of Wheat includes the brand's mascot, Rastus, a racist depiction of a Black cook.
Date: October 1906
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

My Recollections of O. Henry (W. S. Porter)

Description: Multiple typescript copies of a short character sketch describing O. Henry as a young man in the late 1800s, before he was a published writer. O. Henry worked as a draftsman at the General Land Office and for Maddox Brothers and Anderson.
Date: 191X
Creator: Maddox, Frank
Partner: Texas General Land Office

O. Henry Relics Guarded by State Land Office

Description: Photo essay containing images of photos, maps, and documents describing the General Land Office Archives holdings related to O. Henry. Includes a photo of Land Commissioner Bascom Giles standing next to O.Henry's drafting table in the Land Office.
Date: September 7, 1941
Creator: Dallas Morning News
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Patent 87, Volume 40-A

Description: This document was issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railroad Company as the final instrument in the land grant process, assigning ownership to the railroad company for 640 acres in Tom Green County, section 21, block 20, as described in the patent. O. Henry wrote a fictional account of illegal proceedings concerning a land certificate, Bexar Scrip 2692, in the short story "Bexar Scrip 2692.” This is the patent that ultimately gave land ownership to the railroad via that certificate.
Date: July 18, 1928
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: Texas General Land Office
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