Bexar Scrip 2692

Description:

Land Grant file for land issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railway Company in the Bexar Land District. Includes a folder jacket with table of contents and notes about the land grant (filed July 12, 1928); field notes by M.J. Doyle, Deputy Surveyor, Bexar Land District for Section 21 Block 20 (January 13, 1873); the affidavit of ownership of S.N. Allen (July 12, 1928); and a note by Land Commissioner J.H. Walker indicating that the file has no relation to the O. Henry story of the same name (December 4, 1933). O. Henry’s story tells the tale of a Railroad baron taking a poor homesteader’s land by stealing this file. Walker notes that although the file was missing for a period, due to office procedures the land fraud could not have occurred.

Creator(s): Texas. General Land Office.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Tom Green County
Creation Date: 1873/1928  
Partner(s):
Texas General Land Office
Collection(s):
O. Henry Project
Usage:
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Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Texas. General Land Office
Place of Publication: Austin, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: 1873/1928
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Tom Green County
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Description:

Land Grant file for land issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railway Company in the Bexar Land District. Includes a folder jacket with table of contents and notes about the land grant (filed July 12, 1928); field notes by M.J. Doyle, Deputy Surveyor, Bexar Land District for Section 21 Block 20 (January 13, 1873); the affidavit of ownership of S.N. Allen (July 12, 1928); and a note by Land Commissioner J.H. Walker indicating that the file has no relation to the O. Henry story of the same name (December 4, 1933). O. Henry’s story tells the tale of a Railroad baron taking a poor homesteader’s land by stealing this file. Walker notes that although the file was missing for a period, due to office procedures the land fraud could not have occurred.

Physical Description:

7 p. ; 8 1/2 x 11 in.

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Partner:
Texas General Land Office
Collection:
O. Henry Project
Relation (Is Referenced By): Rolling Stones, OCLC# 3525781, ark:/67531/metapth139359
Relation (Is Referenced By): Stories of the Old Land Office, ark:/67531/metapth139473
Relation (Is Basis For): Patent 87, Volume 40-A, ark:/67531/metapth139470
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 820618
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Bex S 002692
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth154587
Resource Type: Legal Document
Format: Text
Rights:
Access: Public
Citation:
Preferred Citation: Bexar Scrip 2692, Original Land Grant Collection, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.