The Death of O. Henry and Where He Found His Wonderful Stories

Posted on June 4th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

O. Henry (aka William Sidney Porter), the brilliant short story writer, died in New York City on 5 June 1910, aged only 47.

His stories were famed for their wit, dazzling wordplay and endings with a clever twist.

To mark the day, we’ve posted two stories from the Archive about O. Henry. The first story reports on the passing of O. Henry, while the second story is a fascinating article on where the writer found his stories.

historical newspaper report about O. Henry

Hull Daily Mail – Tuesday 07 June 1910

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000324/19100607/028/0003

historical newspaper report about O. Henry

Evening Telegraph – Monday 13 November 1922

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19221113/135/0010

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