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The Voice of the City

Description: This is O. Henry's third collection of short stories set in New York City.
Date: 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Bulger's Friend

Description: Short story about an old man who joins the Salvation Army.
Date: December 26, 1901
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Text of record of O. Henry's voice

Description: Text of O. Henry’s voice recording and "L’Envoi of Judge Trueman E. O’Quinn."
Date: unknown
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

"What You Want"

Description: A short story about a wealthy man and a hat-cleaner in New York City.
Date: September 1908
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

The Gift of the Wise Men

Description: A short story about the secret Christmas gifts that a young married couple with little money buy for each other.
Date: 1911
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

O. Henryana

Description: This work was published posthumously.
Date: 1920
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Athol Estes Porter Autograph book

Description: Autograph album belonging to Athol Estes, includes 10-line two stanza poem. First letters of first five lines acrostically spell Athol (first letters of lines) and Estes (last letters of lines). Signed "W.S.P."
Date: September 25, 1885
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
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

Cabbages and Kings

Description: This work is O. Henry's first published volume and is considered to be his only novel. The plot is composed of several short stories, which were inspired by the author's six-month stay in Honduras in the late 1890s.
Date: 1904
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Effie Roach Hofer Autograph Album]

Description: Autograph album belonging to Effie Roach Hofer. It includes page a 10-line verse poem entitled "Poetry," with drawing of fiddle and pointing finger and hand, signed "W.S. Porter/Secretary Jolly Brothers."
Date: August 2, 1885
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Book
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to F.M. Maddox]

Description: Handwritten letter from O. Henry asking F.M. Maddox to loan him $75 to relocate to New York City from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Date: March 18, 1902
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Contract between H.H. McClure and Sydney Porter

Description: Contract between H.H. McClure and Sydney Porter, signed by both parties, dated 21 October 1907. Note: In address block at top, “Sidney” has been changed to “Sydney” with handwritten change of letter i to y, an interesting detail given that O. Henry himself spelled it both ways at different times.
Date: October 21, 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Handwritten letter from O. Henry to Mrs. Lacey]

Description: Letter regarding raising capital for invention by Forney Lacey that would be placed on telephones to prevent the spread of disease.
Date: May 1909
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Letter from O. Henry to "Jeems"

Description: Letter, manuscript, “Dear Jeems,” dated Thursday, 1907, New York, from O. Henry. Letter is facetious in spelling and content.
Date: 1907
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library