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Collected Memorabilia of William Sidney Porter [O. Henry]

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Consists of materials assembled in two stages-by Porter's friend and publisher, H. P. Steger, and by his biographer, C. Alphonso [Charles Alphonso] Smith. The Steger material consists of unpublished articles, reminiscences, and correspondence, most of which is about Porter. Although there are no original Porter letters or manuscripts, there are transcriptions of letters to family and friends. The Smith material consists primarily of letters sent to Porter. Among the correspondents are Andy Adams, Wallace Irwin, and Meredith Nicholson. In addition, Smith collected miscellaneous material related to Porter's writing, including photographs of the Ohio State Penitentiary where Porter served time and several unidentified manuscripts which were probably given to Porter, as well as a transcript of 40 pages from Porter's humorous weekly, Rolling Stone, published in Austin, Texas, and covering the period from 10 November 1895 to 24 May 1896.