Roster of Employees in the General Land Office

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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.

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98 pp. ; 12 x 18 in. ledger sheets.

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Texas General Land Office 1881/1891.

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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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  • Main Title: Roster of Employees in the General Land Office
  • Alternate Title: Register of Employees in G.L.O. 1881-

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.

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98 pp. ; 12 x 18 in. ledger sheets.

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  • Roster of Employees in the General Land Office, 1881-1889, pages 148-245.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: GLO_1060295
  • Accession or Local Control No: ROE 000001
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metapth139471

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  • Preferred Citation: Roster of Employees in the General Land Office, 1881-1889, [page number(s)], Administrative Records, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

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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. These and others published posthumously can also be found in first edition compilation books, and later as part of his collected works. Also included are handwritten letters, photographs, maps, newspaper articles, artifacts, and more.

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  • 1881/1891

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  • Jan. 8, 2011, 2:31 p.m.

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Texas General Land Office. Roster of Employees in the General Land Office, text, 1881/1891; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139471/: accessed January 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas General Land Office.