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  Partner: Texas General Land Office
 Resource Type: Text
 Collection: O. Henry Project
My Recollections of O. Henry (W. S. Porter)

My Recollections of O. Henry (W. S. Porter)

Date: 191?
Creator: Frank Maddox
Description: Short character sketch of O. Henry as a young man, before he was a published writer, when he worked as a draftsman at the General Land Office and for Maddox Brothers and Anderson.
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Receiver's Memorandum

Receiver's Memorandum

Date: 1887-06/1888-12
Creator: Texas General Land Office
Description: These two pages are exerpts from a 141-page Receivers Memorandum dated 1887-1888. Pages appear to show payroll advances to O. Henry, here identified by his given name William S. Porter or W.S. Porter, for the months of June 1887 through December 1887. These pages are written in O. Henry's hand, and show his signature several times.
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
Roster of Employees in the General Land Office

Roster of Employees in the General Land Office

Date: 1881/1891
Creator: Texas General Land Office
Description: Ledger contains lists of General Land Office employees, their job titles, and monthly earnings. Excerpted here are 98 pages covering January 1887-January 1891, which are the dates O. Henry was employed at the land office. W.S. Porter, later known as the writer O. Henry, is listed as draftsman, compiling draftsman and assistant draftsman, earning $100 per month. Porter's name appears on roughly half of the pages.
Contributing Partner: Texas General Land Office
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