Patent 87, Volume 40-A

Description:

This document was issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railroad Company as the final instrument in the land grant process, assigning ownership to the railroad company for 640 acres in Tom Green County, section 21, block 20, as described in the patent. A patent is the original deed given by the state to the person or organization who receives first title to the land. It is the legal instrument by and through which the state surrenders title to land.
O. Henry wrote a fictional account of illegal proceedings concerning a land certificate, Bexar Scrip 2692, in the short story "Bexar Scrip 2692.” This is the patent that ultimately gave land ownership to the railroad via that certificate.

Creator(s):
Location(s): United States - Texas - Tom Green County
Creation Date: July 18, 1928
Partner(s):
Texas General Land Office
Collection(s):
O. Henry Project
Usage:
Total Uses: 58
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Creator (Author):
Creator (Other):
Dan Moody

Governor of Texas, 1927-1931

Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: Texas. General Land Office
Place of Publication: Austin, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: July 18, 1928
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Tom Green County
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Description:

This document was issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railroad Company as the final instrument in the land grant process, assigning ownership to the railroad company for 640 acres in Tom Green County, section 21, block 20, as described in the patent. A patent is the original deed given by the state to the person or organization who receives first title to the land. It is the legal instrument by and through which the state surrenders title to land.
O. Henry wrote a fictional account of illegal proceedings concerning a land certificate, Bexar Scrip 2692, in the short story "Bexar Scrip 2692.” This is the patent that ultimately gave land ownership to the railroad via that certificate.

Physical Description:

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

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Subject(s):
Source: Patent Volumes. Patent Volumes at the General Land Office contain patents, the legal instruments conferring the first transfer of property rights and ownership from the sovereign--the State or Republic of Texas--into private hands, from 1838 to the present.
Partner:
Texas General Land Office
Collection:
O. Henry Project
Relation (Is Based On): Bexar Scrip 2692, Bex S 002692, ark:/67531/metapth154587
Relation (Is Basis For): Stories of the Old Land Office, ark:/67531/metapth139473
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: O-Henry patent.tif
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: Patent 87 Volume 40-A
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth139470
Resource Type: Legal Document
Format: Text
Rights:
Access: Public
Citation:
Preferred Citation: Patent 87, Volume 40-A, July 18, 1928. Patent Volumes, Archives and Records, Texas General Land Office, Austin, Texas.