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O. Henry's Last Story

Description: Partially finished short story about a criminal on death row. O. Henry was unable to complete this story before his death. Story illustrated with facsimiles of the original manuscript.
Date: September 1910
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Card Featuring a Poem]

Description: Card printed with the text of a poem below an illustration of yellow and pink roses surrounded by a silver lace pattern, as well as silver trim around the edge of the card. Text: "When I was just a little lad a standing at your knee / Your tender face was always like / A lovely rose to me... / And though your loveliness may fade / And lose its color bright / You still are like a rose to me / Though now the rose is white".
Date: unknown
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Carnations]

Description: Gold colored postcard with three pink carnations on the front. Printed below them is a short poem, "The world is filled with flowers. The flowers are filed with dew The dew is filled with love For you, and you, and you."
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

The Proposal

Description: Transcription of a poem written by Olga Pazdral about her relationship with a man named Davy, and the rejection of his proposal.
Date: July 2, 2000
Creator: Pazdral, Olga
Partner: Private Collection of Thadious Polasek

Nostalgia

Description: A book of poetry written by Harriet Garrett. Contents: Nostalgia -- Spring and Autumn -- Thoughts of Home -- The Land of Yesterday -- Memories -- To You, My Friend -- To a Friend in California -- An Old Refrain -- The Great Adventure -- The Return of a Soldier -- On Reading Two Poems of the World War -- The Message -- Shadows -- Mother -- The Valley of the Shadow -- On the Death of My Father -- “Hope Springs Eternal” -- Dear Lads of Mine -- Dear, Familiar Faces -- One More River -- America -- France Will Live Again -- To Texas -- Spring in Texas -- Creed for Texas -- A Visit to New England -- Going to Bed by Candlelight -- A Dreamship -- A Ballad of Old Madrid -- The Gift of Love -- Reverie -- The Thought of You -- When Love Comes In -- How Little Know the Ones Who Love Us Best -- When Lips Are Made to Smile -- Ballade of Life -- “O, Ye of Little Faith” -- Know Ye the Story? -- Prayer at Eventide -- Christ’s Birthday -- At Dusk -- Death -- Life and Death -- When Life Is Done -- If Death Should Come to Me -- Request
Date: 1941
Creator: Garrett, Harriet
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission

O. Henry

Description: Poem in honor of O Henry's death, first published by Mr. Christopher Morley in the "New York Evening Post", June 5, 1915.
Date: unknown
Creator: Morley, Christopher
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Man Walking Down Snow Covered Sidewalk]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man walking down the sidewalk with businesses to his right and a car lined street to his left. In the image, the man holding a briefcase is walking away from the camera. On the back of the photograph a quote by Joe Clark reads "Someday I'll set my course for Home but, just for now, I'm bound to Rome."
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Poem by Grace Dupree Ridings

Description: Print of a bird on a fence with a poem by Grace Dupree Ridings. The poem, "Have You?", is as follows: "Have you ever / Seen new violets, / Have you heard / A robin sing, / When you can / Keep from thinking / It is Spring... / It is Spring?"
Date: unknown
Creator: Ridings, Grace Dupree
Partner: Sam Rayburn House State Historical Site

[My Trust, by T. H. Gatlin]

Description: A document titled "My Trust," written by T. H. Gatlin, Weatherford, Texas. The document is a religious poem/song advising that his faith in God his Father should be as his little boy's faith in him, his father. He notes that the inspiration came "From an actual happening and experience".
Date: unknown
Creator: Gatlin, T. H.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

My Old Uncle

Description: A political poem/song titled "My Old Uncle," by T. H. Gatlin, Weatherford, Texas. Political poem/song displaying his gratefull allegiance to the U. S. A. touting liberty, that "Uncle" is a friend to both the wealthy and the poor and "never tries to dictate to us how we shall worship God". The lyrics proclaim "we owe a debt of gratitude" that can never be repaid, yet they are amid "ungrateful" citizens criticizing the Government such as those "Who would swap our form of Government, For One they don't even know. Some even praise the dictators--".
Date: unknown
Creator: Gatlin, T. H.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Winter Scene with Bulldozer and Attached Poem]

Description: Photograph of a Bulldozer, a large tree, and one small bird in the snow with a poem talking in direct reference to them. In the image, the bulldozer sits next to a lone tree with a small bird sitting on one of the branches. The small poem is glued on top of the image on the far left,
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Our Baby]

Description: Baby announcement with a poem. The front side of the card has an illustration of a baby sitting on a flower with the text "Our Baby, How did you come to us, you dear? God thought of you and so I am here." The back side of the card displays a poem by Cornelia Shipman titled "Our Baby." The poem reads: "Cradled in a flower Is our baby dear; Rocked by breeze so gentle, Knowing naught of fear. Heaven's light is shining In our baby's eyes, Loving message bringing To us from the skies. May the Father's blessing Fill this life each hour; Jesus, keep our baby As Thy pure, sweet flower".
Date: unknown
Creator: Shipman, Cornelia & Butler, M. L.
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes

In Loving Rememberance of Mrs. Mattie H. Cook

Description: Printed card remembering Mrs. Mattie H. Cook, who died on Dec. 9, 1893 at age 38. Her name is printed on an image of a Bible and a poem is printed below. The poem reads, "We miss thee from our home dear; We miss thee from thy place; A shadow o'er our life is cast; We miss the sunshine of thy face We miss thy kind and willing hand, Thy fond and earnest care; Our home is dark without thee- We miss thee everywhere."
Date: December 1893
Partner: Log Cabin Village
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