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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

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

[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

[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

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

[Bookmark from Greenbrier Pet Loss Services]

Description: Bookmark from Greenbrier Pet Loss Services that includes a butterfly adornment, meant to be planted in one's garden so wildflowers will "blossom in memory of [one's] loved one." The back of the bookmark includes information for the company and the printer, while the front includes a poem about grief.
Date: unknown
Creator: Greenbrier Pet Loss Services
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[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

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

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 Museum

[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

Miss Fay

Description: Poem written in honor of a women named "Miss Fay." A handwritten note on the paper says "2/3/67 from Mrs. Jones."
Date: February 3, 1967
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library