Bexar Scrip 2692 Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Bexar Scrip 2692

Creator

  • Author: Texas. General Land Office.
    Creator Type: Organization

Contributor

  • Draftsman: Doyle, M. J.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Other: Walker, James H.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Land Commissioner 1929-1937

Publisher

  • Name: Texas. General Land Office
    Place of Publication: Austin, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 1873/1928

Language

  • English

Description

  • Physical Description: 7 p. ; 8 1/2 x 11 in.
  • Content Description: Land Grant file for land issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railway Company in the Bexar Land District. Includes a folder jacket with table of contents and notes about the land grant (filed July 12, 1928); field notes by M.J. Doyle, Deputy Surveyor, Bexar Land District for Section 21 Block 20 (January 13, 1873); the affidavit of ownership of S.N. Allen (July 12, 1928); and a note by Land Commissioner J.H. Walker indicating that the file has no relation to the O. Henry story of the same name (December 4, 1933). O. Henry’s story tells the tale of a Railroad baron taking a poor homesteader’s land by stealing this file. Walker notes that although the file was missing for a period, due to office procedures the land fraud could not have occurred.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Henry, O., 1862-1910.
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: People - Individuals- O.Henry
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Texas. General Land Office.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Land grants -- Texas.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Houston & Texas Central Railway Company.
  • Thesaurus for Graphic Materials (LC): Railroads 1920-1930
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Railroads.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Railroads—Texas.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Railroads—Texas, East—History.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Railroads—Texas—History.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Railroads—Texas—Houston.
  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Field notes
  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Land grants
  • Art and Architecture Thesaurus (Getty): Deeds
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Texas. General Land Office.

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Tom Green County
  • Time Period: new-sou

Citation

  • Preferred Citation: Bexar Scrip 2692, Original Land Grant Collection, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land Office, Austin.

Relation

  • Is Referenced By: Rolling Stones, OCLC# 3525781, ark:/67531/metapth139359
  • Is Referenced By: Stories of the Old Land Office, ark:/67531/metapth139473
  • Is Basis For: Patent 87, Volume 40-A, ark:/67531/metapth139470

Collection

  • Name: O. Henry Project
    Code: OHENRY

Institution

  • Name: Texas General Land Office
    Code: GLO

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: pd

Resource Type

  • Legal Document

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Accession or Local Control No: 820618
  • Accession or Local Control No: Bex S 002692

Note