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    • [Letters to Lyndon Swaim]

    • 1839-1845
    • Mss. Coll. 11 William Sidney Porter Papers
    • Lyndon Swaim followed William Swaim as editor of the "Greensboro Patriot" (1839-1854). He had been apprenticed under William. In 1842, he married the widowed Mrs. William Swaim and became stepfather to Mary Jane Virginia Swaim Porter, William...
    • [Letters from Al Jennings]

    • 1913-1922
    • Mss. Coll. 11 William Sidney Porter Papers
    • The 1913 item is a two page TLS (typed letter signed) to Mr. Archibald Henderson of North Carolina regarding a lecture and/or contribution for an O. Henry memorial (1913). It has been silk laminated. The 1922 letter is to Eli Oettinger regarding...
    • [Letters from Margaret Worth Porter (Cesare Sartin)]

    • 1899-1910
    • Mss. Coll. 11 William Sidney Porter Papers
    • These letters are from Margaret to her father. The early item is written to him while he was in prison and the others are written while Margaret was a student at Belmont College and Dwight School, and later from Asheville, North Carolina.
    • [Letters from Sara Coleman Porter]

    • 1907-1947
    • Mss. Coll. 11 William Sidney Porter Papers
    • Included is a 1907 letter to Lily Benbow, with cover, in which Sara speaks of her marriage and early family life. Two 1910 letters to Lily speak of the death and last moments of William Sydney Porter and are on mourning stationery. These letters...
    • [Letters from Shirley Worth Porter]

    • 1934-1937
    • Mss. Coll. 11 William Sidney Porter Papers
    • These letters are addressed to Mrs. Harry Thornton in Greensboro. They speak of Shirley's nickname "Shell" and how it was acquired, mutual acquaintances in Greensboro, a description of the original Porter drug store, a sketch made by Shirley Porter...
    • [Letters from William Sydney Porter to Bill Davis]

    • 1904-1906
    • Mss. Coll. 11 William Sidney Porter Papers
    • The letters in this folder are written to Bob Davis, fiction editor of Munsey's Magazine. Most involve requests for various cash advances and also excuses as to why promised manuscripts have not been delivered. Many letters display the wit and...
    • [Letters from William Sydney Porter to daughter Margaret, 1898-1901]

    • 1898-1901
    • Mss. Coll. 11 William Sidney Porter Papers
    • This group of letters was written by William Sydney Porter to his daughter Margaret between April 25, 1898, and July 24, 1901, while he was an inmate in the Ohio State Penitentiary. Margaret was never told of her father's whereabouts. The letters...
    • [Letters from William Sydney Porter to daughter Margaret, 1905-1907]

    • 1905-1907
    • Mss. Coll. 11 William Sidney Porter Papers
    • These letters were written by William Sydney Porter to daughter Margaret while she attended Belmont College, a finishing school in Nashville, Tennessee. They speak of Margaret being homesick, of her clothes, family matters, her discontent at...
    • [Letters from William Sydney Porter to daughter Margaret, 1907-1910]

    • 1907-1910
    • Mss. Coll. 11 William Sidney Porter Papers
    • These letters speak of family matters, holidays, etc. Most are written to Margaret from New York, but several are from Asheville, North Carolina. Margaret's addresses range from her grandmother's house in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Dwight School...
    • [Letters from William Sydney Porter to Sara Coleman Porter]

    • 1905-1908
    • Mss. Coll. 11 William Sidney Porter Papers
    • This folder consists of three photostatic and two typescript copies of letters William Sydney Porter wrote to Sara Coleman before they were married. The July 15 letter is in response to Sara's contact with Porter and the other item is urging Sara...
    • [Letters from William Sydney Porter, miscellaneous]

    • 1882-1907
    • Mss. Coll. 11 William Sidney Porter Papers
    • The items in this folder include a calling card, three letters, and one cover. Three photostats of a letter from William Sydney Porter in Texas to his friend Dr. Beall in Greensboro (1882) are included along with the original. Porter also wrote to...
    • [Letters to and from E.M. Oettinger]

    • 1937-1939
    • Mss. Coll. 11 William Sidney Porter Papers
    • This group includes three items addressed to Eli Oettinger, ten carbon letters written from Eli Oettinger, and six memorandum sheets written by Eli Oettinger. The 1937-1939 items relate to Mr. Oettinger's attempts to add to his collection of O....
    • [Letters to Ethel Arnett from Porter family members]

    • 1965-1969
    • Mss. Coll. 11 William Sidney Porter Papers
    • This folder contains seventeen letters, seventeen covers, and two typed pages of notes dealing with O. Henry, possibly by Mrs. Arnett or possibly sent to her in a letter. These letters are to Mrs. Arnett from members of the Coleman and Porter...
    • [Letters to Lina Gray]

    • 1897
    • Mss. Coll. 11 William Sidney Porter Papers
    • Included are an Easter card and an ALS (autograph letter signed) (1897) with cover to Lina Gray from her aunt, Lina Porter. The letter discusses general family matters.
    • [Letters to Margaret Worth Porter (Cesare Sartin)]

    • 1892-1924
    • Mss. Coll. 11 William Sidney Porter Papers
    • The earliest item is a note to Margaret from her cousin Waldo Porter asking her to come back to Greensboro, written presumably after Margaret and her mother visited in 1890 or 1891. Two of the 1909 items regard publishing stories written by...

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