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

Established in 1837, the General Land Office consists of land grant records and maps dating to the 18th century relating to the passage of Texas public lands to private ownership. Still important to Texans because of their legal value, the materials are also now highly regarded by genealogists, historians, archeologists, and surveyors.

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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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  • GLO Administrative Records

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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.

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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 June 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas General Land Office.