Receiver's Memorandum

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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.

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2 pp. ; 8 x 13 5/8 inch ledger sheets.

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Texas. General Land Office. 1887-06/1888-12.

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  • O. Henry, 1862-1910 O. Henry is the pseudonym of William Sydney Porter, as he was known early in his life and before he became a published writer. O. Henry worked at the Texas General Land Office from 1887 to 1891 under Land Commissioner and family friend Richard Hall. His wage was $100 per month. He worked as a draftsman and completed two known maps, one of Kent County and one of Webb County, both distinguished by their illustrations of Texas landscapes.

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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.

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2 pp. ; 8 x 13 5/8 inch ledger sheets.

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  • Receiver's Memorandum, 1887-1888, Administrative Records, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: GLO_1060294_Page_049.tif
  • Accession or Local Control No: GLO_1060294_Page_079.tif
  • Accession or Local Control No: GLO_1060924
  • Accession or Local Control No: RM 000001
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth139467

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  • Preferred Citation: Receiver's Memorandum, 1878-1888, page 34, Administrative Records, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

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  • GLO Administrative Records

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O. Henry Project

Written under the pseudonym O. Henry, the stories of William Sydney Porter are available as they first appeared in the popular magazines of the day.

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  • 1887-06/1888-12

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  • Jan. 8, 2011, 2:31 p.m.

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Texas. General Land Office. Receiver's Memorandum, text, 1887-06/1888-12; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139467/: accessed June 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas General Land Office.