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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Texas General Land Office

The Texas General Land Office contributes items from their Historic County Map Collection, ca. 1838-1939 ( 926 maps), Lorenzo de Zavala Online (13 items), and the O. Henry Collection (11 items). The historic county maps are cadastral (land ownership) maps, showing original surveys, usually made by virtue of a land grant, within a particular county in Texas. In Lorenzo de Zavala Online, see the Expediente of de Zavala's 1829 colonization contract, as well as correspondence to or from Jose Angel Navarro, Jose Domingo Ugartechea, Jose Maria Falcon, Martin Perfecto de Cos, Stephen F. Austin, Manuel de Mier y Teran, and Ramon Musquiz. As part of the O. Henry Collection, the General Land Office contributes maps drawn and signed by O. Henry, administrative records, newspaper clippings, a written account, and a land grant records.

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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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O. Henry Project

The O. Henry Collection consists primarily of the short stories of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), written under his pseudonym O. Henry. Each story is available as it first appeared in the popular magazines of the day, and these and other stories published posthumously can also be found in first edition compilation books, and later as part of his collected works. In addition to published materials, the collection also contains handwritten letters, photographs, legal documents, newspaper articles, artifacts, and maps drawn and signed by Porter.

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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 December 7, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas General Land Office.