Austin History Center

O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) Resources Collection

An Inventory to the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: O'Quinn, Trueman K., 1905-1990
Creator: Porter, Jenny Lind, 1927-
Creator: Hofer, Thelma Ethel, -1988
Creator: Austin History Center Association
Title: O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) Resources Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1886-1987
Abstract: Correspondence, manuscript material, cancelled checks, literary administration documents, publication advertising, affidavits, and photographs principally reflecting Porter's presence in Austin, Texas.
Identification: AR.L.015
Quantity: 2.83 linear feet (1 scrapbook and 5 boxes)
Location: O. Henry Room, Oversize Archives, Artifacts Room
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Creator Note

Trueman E. O'Quinn (1905-1990) was a distinguished Austin jurist and a recognized authority on O. Henry who amassed a diverse and extensive collection of O. Henry artifacts, books, and printed editions of O. Henry's works, manuscripts, photographs, and related materials by and about the writer. A highlight of O'Quinn's fascination with O. Henry is that he conducted personal interviews with every identifiable surviving associate of O. Henry's in Austin, Texas. Trueman O'Quinn and Jenny Lind Porter collaborated on the 1986 biographical work Time to Write: How William Sidney Porter Became O. Henry.

Jenny Lind Porter (1927-) received her Ph. D. from The University of Texas in 1955 and went on to a distinguished career in letters as a poet and essayist. Her work has been published in national publications and collected anthologies, and in 1964-65 she served as the Poet Laureate of the State of Texas. She was also interested in the writings of O. Henry and became a friend of O'Quinn over their shared interest. Porter is also a distant cousin of William Sydney Porter

Thelma Ethel Hofer (-1988) lived in Austin most of her life. Her husband, Harry Hofer, was indirectly related to O. Henry; his grandfather was P. G. Roach, O. Henry's father-in-law. Ethel Hofer was a member of numerous social and civic organizations in Austin, including serving on the O. Henry Museum Board. Her fascination with William Sydney Porter led to her collecting numerous artifacts and personal papers of Porter, mostly related to his wife Athol and her side of the family.

William Sydney Porter, pseudonymously O. Henry (1862-1910), is the famed short story writer noted for his "twist" endings, and for whom the prestigious O. Henry Awards annual literary competition is named. Porter lived in Austin from 1882-1898 with several brief interludes of absence. While in Austin, Porter met and married Athol Estes, and with her had two children, a son who died and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in East Austin, and a daughter, Margaret, with whom he maintained a lifelong closeness and who was his only surviving child. His wife Athol died of tuberculosis in 1897. During the span of his fourteen years in the Texas capital Porter worked at a variety of local establishments, including the General Land Office (in the building currently serving as the Capitol Visitors Center, at the southeast corner of the capitol grounds at 112 East 11th Street; Morley Brothers Drugs, a pharmacy (formerly on East Sixth Street); and First National Bank, formerly on the northwest corner of Sixth and Congress, which became notable as the place of employment where Porter's work as a bank teller resulted in charges of embezzlement and ultimate conviction. He eventually left Austin to serve a prison sentence at the Ohio Penitentiary for crimes of bank embezzlement. One of Porter's residences in Austin serves as the O. Henry Museum, and contains numerous artifacts and literary publications.


Scope and Contents

The collection's initial donor, Trueman O'Quinn, sought to establish, by bequeathing the body of material reflecting the Texas and post-Texas periods of the writer's life and work that O'Quinn had acquired over a lifetime of passionate and thorough collecting and research, a collection that would offer future scholars a resource to enable research. The Collection includes correspondence written during a brief period where Porter lived in Pittsburgh, PA and in 1902 when he lived in New York City. These letters, all handwritten, generally concern the progress of his writing and financial pleas for advances or loans of money. The literary materials include manuscripts and partial manuscripts of a number of his stories, including "A Municipal Report", 1909, "A Snow Man", 1910 and "Some Pointers on Culture", a piece actually composed while he lived in Austin. There are a number of newspaper clippings relevant to the writer's life as well as two autograph albums with Porter's signatures. The Collection also includes ephemera that reflects Porter's time in Austin such as photographs, artifacts and cancelled checks.

The Judge's collection is supplemented by additional material acquired through donation and acquisition. In 1973, Ethel Hofer donated her collection of O. Henry material. Hofer was related to the Roach family and collected materials related to Porter. Her collection included books, providing 2nd or sometimes 3rd copies of O. Henry's works, scrapbooks, and the Porter family Bible. Jenny Lind Porter has also donated to the collection, and the AHC continues to purchase material when possible. The most recent acquisition, the handwritten story "A New Candidate for Sympathy," was purchased in 2015.


 

Arrangement

This small collection is arranged and described to the item level, mirroring the headings found in the annotated bibliography "O. Henry Resources: Materials Related to William Sydney Porter"
Collection is arranged into 19 series:
I. Artifacts
II. Manuscripts
III. Musical Scores
IV. Photographs
V. Advertisements and order forms
VI. Affidavits
VII. Albums and scrapbooks
VIII. Broadsides
IX. Calendars
X. Cancelled checks
XI. Clippings
XII. Contracts
XIII. Correspondence
XIV. Flyers and pamphlets
XV. Greeting cards
XVI. Literary works
XVII. Paintings, sketches and etchings
XVIII. Postcards
XIX. Recordings

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users.

Restrictions on Use

None.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Arbuthnott, John (pseudonym).
Brann, William Cowper.
Digges, Eugene.
Hall, Gilman.
Henry, Olivier (pseudonym).
Hofer, Ethel.
Jennings, Al.
Morley, Christopher.
O'Quinn, Kerry.
O'Quinn, Trueman E..
Porter, Athol Estes.
Porter, Jenny Lind.
Porter, Margaret Worth (Sartin).
Porter, Sarah Coleman .
Porter, William Sydney (also Sidney).
Smith, Alphonso C.
Smoot, Lawrence K.
Zerschausky, George.
Organizations:
Bismarck Saloon (Zerchausky).
First National Bank of Austin.
Hill City Quartet.
The Houston Daily Post.
Maddox Brothers and Anderson, Land Agents.
Morley Brothers Drugs.
Texas General Land Office.
Subjects:
Banking.
Draftsmanship.
Journalism.
Pharmacy.
Small press publication.
Places:
Asheville (N.C.).
Austin (Tex.).
Columbus (Ohio).
Greensboro (N.C.).
Houston (Tex.).
La Salle County (Tex.).
New York City (N.Y.).
San Antonio (Tex.) .
Document Types:
Autograph album.
Correspondence.
Financial documents.
Legal documents.
Literary manuscripts.
Photography.
Printed material.
Publicity publications.
Scrapbooks .
Titles:
O. Henry in Prison and Out.
The Rolling Stone.
Time Enough to Write.

Related Material

Archives and Manuscripts


  1. Flower Hill Records (Smoot Family residence.) AR.2000.018.
  2. Freeman (D.C.) House. AR.2001.001.
  3. Jennings, Al. O. Henry in Prison and Out, AR.2006.039
  4. Maddox Collection, AR.R.019.
  5. Morley Papers, AR.A.014.
  6. O'Quinn Family Papers, AR.1998.006.
  7. Smoot Papers. AR.M.005.

Biography Files


  1. Hofer, Ethel
  2. O'Quinn, Trueman K. (1905-1990)
  3. Porter, William Sydney (1862-1910)
  4. Porter, Jenny Lind (1927- )
  5. Zerschausky, George

Please see O. Henry Resources: Materials Related to William Sydney Porter, Austin History Center, 2003, compiled by Sue Trombley for additional related materials.


Administrative Information

Custodial History

Trueman O'Quinn donated the majority of his O. Henry materials to the Austin History Center in 1981, with subsequent additional donations in 1983 and 1987, and the collection was later augmented from donations by O'Quinn's close friend and O. Henry's cousin, Jenny Lind Porter (Mrs. Lawrence Evans Scott) (1927- ) in 1990, and a donation from O'Quinn's son Kerry O'Quinn, who provided additional items in 1998. Additional items were donated by Ethel Hofer, Jenny Lind Scott, and purchased by the AHC.

Preferred Citation

Trueman O'Quinn O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) Resources Collection (AR.L.015). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/1971/029

Judge O'Quinn donated his collection of O. Henry material in 1981, with subsequent donations by him, his wife Hazel and his son Kerry.

Donor #: DO/1973/057

In August 1973 the AHC acquired though purchase and donation a collection of O. Henry papers from Ethel Hofer.

Donor #: DO/1962/019

Jenny Lind Porter (Scott) donated items, some part of the original O'Quinn donation in 1983 but in her posession, over a three year period, 1987-1990,

Donor #: DO/1985/031

In 1985, the Austin History Center Association held an O. Henry essay contest and donated the entries to the O. Henry Collection.

Processing Information

Initial Inventory: Audrey Bateman / 1981, 1983

Interim Inventory and Bibliographical Processing: Sue Trombley / 2002 March

Final Processing and Finding Aid: Brian C. McNerney / 2010 July-August

Final Processing and Finding Aid: Daniel Alonzo / 2011 June-August

Finding Aid updated and edited: Mike Miller / 2016 July

Accruals

In addition to the donations, the AHC continues to purchase original O. Henry manuscripts and other works, with the most recent purchase in 2015.


Other Finding Aids


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

I. Artifacts, 1859-1983, undated

Furniture, undated
Location
Basement Bismark table. Round, Walnut. undated
Bismark chair. Oak., undated
Game table. Round, Walnut.
Larkin desk. Small, upright. Dark wood., undated
Judge Trueman O'Quinn's desk. Walnut., undated
3 green leather upholstered chairs, undated
Bible, undated
Location
O. Henry Room Porter Family Bible, 1859
Others, 1951-1983, undated
Box
65 5 Buttons, purportedly worn by W. S. Porter at his wedding (to Sara Coleman), undated
Cufflinks, Pair purportedly owned by W. S. Porter, undated
Tie pin. Woman's head. Purportedly owned by W. S. Porter., undated
Tie pin. Imitation ruby. Purportedly owned by W. S. Porter., undated
Box
66 Three ceramic disks with O. Henry image. Made by North State Kilns, 1951
Silver spoon, engraved to Athol
Location BoxItem
Artifacts 27/07 Figurine. O'Quinn / O. Henry Day., 1982
23/13 Lapel pin. O. Henry Museum Pun-Off, 1983



 

II. Manuscripts, 1909-1910, undated

Scope and Contents
This series includes original, handwritten manuscripts in O Henry's hand, or edited proofs of O. Henry's work.
Box Folder
67 1 A Municipal Report, 1909
2 The Snow Man, 1910
3 Some Pointers on Culture, undated
13 A New Candidate for Sympathy undated



 

III. Musical Scores, 1909-1921

Box
64 LO: the poor musical comedy. Book and lyrics by O. Henry. Music by A. Baldwin Sloane. NY: Chas. K. Harris, 1909
Box Folder
67 4 The Crucible by Alexander MacFayden. Margaret Porter's copy, 1921



 

IV. Photographs, 1886-1887, Undated

Location AF
Photo Room Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "The Porter grave in Asheville, NC." (PICB 07168), undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Drawing by Will Porter given to Harvey Harrell (landlord). Depicts Judge Terrell running to catch a train to the Chicago Convention." (PICB 07169), undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Porter and Tate Drug store with Will, Uncle Clark, and 8 other people assembled in front." Clark Porter owned the drugstore in Greensboro, NC. (PICB 07170), undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Porter and Tate Drug store with Will, Uncle Clark, and 7 other people assembled in front." (PICB 14361). This version is missing the only black person pictured in the other version, undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Studio portrait of William Sydney Porter." (PICB 07171), undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Mary Virginia Porter nee Swaim." (PICB 07173). O. Henry's mother, undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Athol Porter nee Estes with daughter Margaret Worth Porter." (PICB 07177). Margaret is age 4 or 5, undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Margaret Porter (Sartain) [sic]." in holiday setting." (PICB 07178). A holiday setting studio portrait taken in Nashville, TN." (PICB 07179), undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Athol Porter nee Estes." (PICB 07179), undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Margaret Porter (Sartain) [sic]." (PICB 07180). Indicates produced by "Townsend. Austin, TX.", undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Margaret Worth Porter (Sartain) [sic]." (PICB 07181). Baby portrait., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Athol Porter nee Estes." (PICB 07182)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Margaret Worth Porter (Sartain) [sic]." (PICB 07183). Approximately 8 years old., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Margaret Worth Porter (Sartain) [sic]." (PICB 07184). As a young woman., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Will, Athol, and Margaret Porter." (PICB 07185), (PICB 12085), and (C02543). Taken by the Ellison Photo Company, Austin, TX., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Margaret Worth Porter (Sartain) [sic] baby portrait." (PICB 07186), undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Athol and Margaret Porter." (PICB 07187). Margaret is a baby., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Athol Porter nee Estes." (PICB 07188)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "William Sidney Porter between ages 1 and 2." (PICB 07211)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "William Sydney Porter in teller's cage at the First National Bank." (PICB 07213). Taken by the Ellison Photo Company, Austin, TX., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Young William Sydney Porter, newly arrived in Austin." (PICB 07214)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Athol Estes in H.M.S. Pinafore costume." (PICB 07215) and (PICB 07217)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Athol Estes in dress gown." (PICB 07216)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Building plaque: On this site O. Henry once published The Rolling Stone." (PICB 10883)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "O. Henry photograph copied from portrait at O. Henry Museum in Austin., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Front page of The Rolling Stone 2.2 (26 Jan. 1895)." (PICB 12567)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Newspaper clipping of Will Porter as a 'gay young blade'." (PICB 12866)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Shirley (Shell) Worth, Tom Tate, and Will Porter at around age 10." (PICB 14362)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Evalina Maria Porter, sister of Algernon Porter (father of Will) at approximately 35 years." (PICB 14363). , undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Mrs. P.G. Roach, Margaret and Will Porter at the Fort Comfort Inn in Piedmont, NY." (PICB 14364). , undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Margaret Worth Porter (Sartain) [sic] at approximately 8 years old." (PICB 14365)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Athol and Margaret at around age 7 in Nashville, TN." (PICB 14366)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Athol and Margaret Porter." (PICB 14367). Margaret is a baby., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Studio portrait of O. Henry signed and with a dedication to Mrs. Frank Maddox from Sara Coleman Porter." (C02518)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "O. Henry table at the General Land Office." (C02540) and (C02541). Taken by the Jordan Company, Austin, TX., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Letter from Sydney Porter to Mrs. Johnston, Jan. 21, 1906." (C02548)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "O. Henry sketch relating to fashion." (C02551)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Poem written by O. Henry for a Valentine's Day card given to Margaret's friend." (C02552)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "O. Henry sketch accompanying the Valentine's Day card given to Margaret's friend." (C02553)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Newspaper clipping photograph of Congress Avenue at 10th where The Rolling Stone was published." (C02583)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Employees of the General Land Office." (C02599)., 1887
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "William Sydney Porter in teller's cage at First National Bank." (C03314). Taken by the Ellison Photo Company, Austin, TX., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Hill City Quartette with signatures: W.S. Porter, R.H. Edmondsen, H.H. Long, and C.E. Hillyer." (C03374)., 1886
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Newspaper clipping entitled 'Oh, Henry!'." (C06073)., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Letter from Margaret Porter to friend Arthur in Austin, mailed from Pittsburgh." (C09585). First page., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Letter from Margaret Porter to friend Arthur in Austin, mailed from Pittsburgh." (C09586). Second page. , undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Bismark table and chair." (C09587), (C09588), and (C09591). Taken by Jordan-Ellison, Austin, TX., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Porter cemetery headstone: Athol Estes." (C09593) and (C09594). Taken by the Jordan Company, Austin, TX., undated
Porter, William Sydney (O. Henry) (1862-1910) "Front page of The Rolling Stone 1.20 (25 Aug. 1894)." (C09595)., undated
Box Folder
67 5 "Studio portrait of O. Henry taken by J. A. Imhof." (2), 1906
6 "Studio portrait of Margaret Porter and Annie Conrad." Tintype, Pittsburgh, PA, 1904
6 "Studio portrait of Will and Margaret Porter, Mrs. P. G. Roach, and Mrs. Nettie Dailey." Tintype, Pittsburgh, PA, 1904
Box
65 "William Porter as a child.", Daguerreotype housed in blue leather and suede box, undated
Box Folder
67 7 "Lawrence K. Smoot, age 13.", undated
7 "Lawrence K. Smoot, adult.", photo by Neal Douglass, undated
7 "Smoot home, 1316 W. 6th St., Austin, TX.", undated
7 "Presbyterian Church, Austin, TX.", undated
Location
O. Henry Room "O. Henry house located at 'Penny Brook Blvd.", Framed, undated
Location ArchivesCollection
Outer Vault qAR Photo Box Athol Estes Gravesite. Photo by Jordan Company, undated



 

V. Advertisements and order forms, 1926, undated

Box Folder
67 11 Complete O. Henry, all 274 stories in one volume. Offered by The Literary Digest., 1926
11 "Memorial Edition De Luxe," 14 volumes of O. Henry works from Richard Jefferies., undated
11 "Memorial Edition De Luxe," 14 volumes of O. Henry works from William Harvey Miner Company, Inc., undated
11 For Rolling Stones, last of twelve 12 volumes offered by Doubleday, Page and Company., undated



 

VI. Affidavits, 1932-1936, undated

Box Folder
67 12 Rector, N. A. "Porter's drawings in Wilbarger's book Indian Depredations in Texas." Includes cover letter from Rector to W. D. Hornaday, 1932
12 Judge Maxwell. "Will Porter's delinquent account at Ph. Hatzfield, a clothier in Austin.", 1936
7 Smoot, Lawrence K. "O. Henry's Wedding." Related to Ralph A. Bickler, Court Reporter, Austin, TX., undated



 

VII. Albums and Scrapbooks, 1885-1919, undated

Box Folder
65 Autograph album belonging to Effie Roach Hofer. Includes a poem written to Hofer by W. S. Porter on August 2, 1885, 1882-1886
Box Folder
66 Autograph album. Includes a verse written to Athol Estes by W. S. Porter on September 25, 1885
Location
O. Henry Room Scrapbook. Ethel Hofer's collection of clippings, photographs, announcements, etc., undated
Scrapbook. "American Statesman Sunday Magazine" , May 31 - November 1, 1925
Box Folder
68 10 O. Henry - O'Quinn Day Guest List, 1982-01-24



 

VIII. Broadsides, undated

Box Folder
67 8 Excerpt from O. Henry's "Law and Order" with original drawing by John Groth. Design and typography by William R. Holman. 1 of 200 printed on Hosho paper., undated



 

IX. Calendars, 1910

Box Folder
67 9 Pages beginning with June, 1910. Purportedly taken from Will Porter's death room in New York City., 1910



 

X. Cancelled Checks, 1886

Box Folder
67 10 17 Checks, endorsed by Porter, were written to W.S. Porter from Maddox Bros and Anderson and drawn on the First National Bank of Austin, TX., 1886



 

XI. Clippings, 1923-1982

Box Folder
68 1 Bateman, Audray. "Gammel bookshop started on shelf between 2 trees." Austin American Statesman, 1982-10-01
1 Connolly, Marie M. "The Letters of O. Henry - Look Between the Lines." Greensboro Daily News , 1962-09-09
1 Cresens, Johnnie. "Austin School System Swings Into New Era." The Austin American Statesman, 1953-08-25
1 Laughlin, Ruth. "O. Henry - His Life Was His Best Story." Greensboro Daily News, 1962-09-09
Location BoxItem
qAR 2/50 Minatra, Odie. "Texas Trail of O. Henry." The Dallas Morning News Magazine, 1923-07-15
Box Folder
68 1 O'Quinn, Trueman. "O. Henry Book Has a Wealth of Fact." Sunday American Statesman, 1939-01-08
1 Richardson, Vivian. "Last Rendezvous Held at O. Henry Table." Dallas Morning News, 1929-08-04
1 Scott, Bess Whitehead. "Chair and Table Recall Time O. Henry Wrote for Post." The Houston Post, Magazine Section, 1932-03-06
Location BoxItem
qAR 2/51 Watts, Arretta. "When O. Henry Was a Boy." Houston Post Dispatch Magazine, 1928-02-26
Box Folder
68 11 "O. Henry's Early Work Found in Files of Houston Newspaper." The Dallas Morning News, 1939-07-23
1 "O. Henry's 100th." The Greensboro Record, 1962-09-11
1 Porter, Mrs. S. L. C. "O. Henry as I Knew Him." , 1939-03-00
Location FlatFile
qAR 1/7/2 "Why O. Henry's Daughter Was Married on Her Deathbed." American Weekly, 1927
1/7/1 "Gifts of the Magi: O. Henry's Christmas Story." The World, 1905-12-10
Location
O. Henry Room "In O. Henry's Memory." The Houston Chronicle, 1938-02-28



 

XII. Contracts, 1907-10-21

Box Folder
68 2 "McClure's Magazine contract." Mimeographed and unsigned, 1907-10-21
2 "Letter/contract to Sydney Porter from H.H. McClure.", 1907-10-21
2 American Magazine contract, unsigned, 1907-10-21



 

XIII. Correspondence, 1886-1975, undated

Correspondence to/from William Sydney Porter, 1886-1909
Box Folder
68 3 "Handwritten letter to Belle Palm from W. S. Porter.", 1886-09-21
3 "Handwritten letter to Frank Maddox from W.S. Porter." Five (5) pages requesting $75.00 from Maddox to fund his move to New York City from Pittsburgh, 1902-03-18
3 "Handwritten letter to W. L. [sic] Porter from F. M. Maddox." Response to Porter's request of 3 Mar. 1902: Maddox's refusal to send money to Porter, as he cannot bear his own "living expenses.", 1902-04-29
3 "Letter to Jeemo from W. S. P." Invitation to Porter's friend to visit when in New York., 1905-06-03
3 "Letter to Colonel Seibel.", 1906-12-11
3 "Letter to Jeems from Willie Sydney Porter." Whimsical letter full of intentional misspellings. 1907
3 "Handwritten letter to H.H. McClure from Sydney Porter." Regarding the need of cash for the education of his daughter, Margaret., 1907-10-06
2 "McClure's Magazine contract." Mimeographed and unsigned, Signed contract for twelve (12) articles to be written by Porter beginning no later than 15 Nov. 1907., 1907-10-06
3 "Handwritten letter to Mrs. Lacey from W.S.P.", 1909-05
3 "Letter to F. P .A (Franklin P. Adams) from Sydney Porter." Written from Asheville, NC while on break from New York City for his health. Concerns business deal with Everybody's Magazine., undated-10-02
12 "Letter to Miss Marian Longfellow from Sydney Porter," undated
12 "Letter to Gilman Hall (Bill) from O. Henry," undated
Correspondence, other, 1926-1975
Box Folder
68 3 "Letter to Sears and Roebuck from Christopher Morley." Written on The Saturday Review of Literature letterhead. In response to a speaking request, 1926-11-26
3 "Letter to Mary from Witter Bynner.", 1951-08-23
4 "Letter to Charles Green (Austin) from Dudley Frasier at Rinehart." Discusses Kramer's material., 1954-09-30
4 "Letter to Trueman O'Quinn from Dudley Frasier at Rinehart." Announces shipment of complimentary copy, 1954-10-01
4 "Request from publisher." Publisher asks that reviews of the book not appear prior to its publication date of 7 Oct. 1954., 1954
4 "Letter to Dudley Frasier at Rinehart from Trueman O'Quinn." Discusses review of the book in Austin., 1955-04-20
4 Envelope. To Trueman O'Quinn from Dale Kramer, undated
Box Folder
67 7 "Letter to Trueman O'Quinn from Jane Smoot.", 1975-08-24



 

XIV. Flyers and Pamphlets, 1954, undated

Box Folder
68 4 Publisher's flyer. Rinehart Fall List 1954, Twenty-fifth Anniversary. Includes information about Dale Kramer's The Heart of O. Henry, 1954
5 Publisher's flyer. Information regarding Paul S. Clarkson's bibliography, A Bibliography of William Sydney Porter (O. Henry). Produced by The Caxton Printers. (2), undated
5 Pamphlet. "Give Yourself an O. Henry Tour Sunday Afternoon." Features eight O. Henry related sites in Austin, undated



 

XV. Greeting Cards, 1982, undated

Box Folder
67 8 Christmas greeting. From Al Lowman and Family. Explains their connection to O. Henry. , 1982
8 Christmas greeting. "Seasons Greetings, from The Boltons." No O. Henry reference., undated



 

XVI. Literary Works, 1983, undated

Box Folder
68 3 "O.Henry, a poem by Christopher Morley." Typewritten and signed by Morley., undated
6 O. Henry Essay Contest , 1983
Box
65 Signed by O. Henry - O. Henry. The Four Million. NY: Doubleday, 1909(1906)



 

XVII. Paintings, sketches and etchings, 1929, undated

Location
O. Henry Room Gates. Cottage at 505 East 11th Street. Oil, framed, 1954
Imhof, J. A. Charcoal sketch of a Southwestern mission with the inscription: "Seasons Greetings, the Imhofs, Taos.", undated
Normann, Charles Berkeley. William Sydney Porter. Oil, framed, undated
Location
Art Storage Room Phillips, Joel. Jimmy Hayes and Muriel, undated
Location
O. Henry Room Wall, Bernhardt. O. Henry's Draughting Table.. Gouache, framed Etched plate, 1929-04-15
Location
Art Storage Room Wells, Justin. The Cisco Kid of O. Henry. Gouache, framed, undated
Location
O. Henry Room "Trueman E. O'Quinn.", portrait, framed, undated



 

XVIII. Postcards, 1937, undated

Box Folder
68 7 "Little School House Where O. Henry Went To School.", 1937
7 "O. Henry's Cradle." Photograph of the cradle that is "owned by Mrs. Roberta Porter Hon, on loan to Greensboro Public Library.", undated
7 "W. C. Porter Drug Store." Photograph of the reconstructed drug store in the Greensboro Historical Museum., undated



 

XIX. Recordings, 1951-1991, undated

Box
69 Henry, O. "A Greeting." Golden Age of Opera; Great Personalities, 1888-1940. Vinyl record., undated
Box Folder
68 9 Henry, O. "A Greeting." Golden Age of Opera; Great Personalities, 1888-1940. Audiocassette and transcription. Also in REC Tape 1845 and 1846, undated
8 Henry, O. "The Gift of the Magi." A Golden Hour of Christmas Stories. 8 Track stereo audiotape, 1980
Location CallNo.
Video Collection A AC 813.52 He AA Henry, O. O. Henry Short Stories. Listening Library, Inc., Audiocassette, 2 tapes., 1991
Location TapeNo.
Oral History Cabinet Tape 0751 Leben, Margaret. "O. Henry, A Family Dialogue." Austin, TX. Audiocassette, 1986-03-06
Tape 0130 Miller, Robert Thomas. "Dedication of Plaque at O. Henry Junior High School." Heritage Society of Austin., 1959-02-04
0110A and 1377A and B Owen, James Mulkey, comp. "Dedication of Historical Marker at the O. Henry House.", 1974-10-06
Tape 0219 Sartin, Howard. "O. Henry in Austin." Texas State Library., 1978-03-10