Map of Webb County

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Cadastral map of Webb County, Texas in the South Texas Plains region. Some features are marked in color and some sketched illustrations around the title. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch). Authorship is attributed to W.S. Porter, later known as the short story writer O. Henry.

Physical Description

1 ms. map : laminated ; 86 x 71 cm.

Creation Information

Henry, O., 1862-1910 June 1888.

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This map is part of the collection entitled: GLO Historic County Maps and one other and was provided by Texas General Land Office to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 543 times , with 8 in the last month . More information about this map can be viewed below.

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  • Henry, O., 1862-1910 Authorship is attributed to W.S. [William Sydney] Porter, who later became famous as the short story writer O. Henry. Porter worked as a draftsman at the General Land Office from 1887-1891.

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Texas General Land Office

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Description

Cadastral map of Webb County, Texas in the South Texas Plains region. Some features are marked in color and some sketched illustrations around the title. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Authorship is attributed to W.S. Porter, later known as the short story writer O. Henry.

Physical Description

1 ms. map : laminated ; 86 x 71 cm.

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  • Historic County Maps at the Texas General Land Office

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Publication Information

  • Preferred Citation: Map of Webb County, W. S. Porter, draftsman, June 1888. #4218. Texas General Land Office, Austin.

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GLO Historic County Maps

Maps from the 19th and 20th centuries showing original surveys, usually made via a land grant within a particular county in Texas. Formats include manuscripts, lithographs, some early photographs, and blueprints/bluelines.

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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  • June 1888

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • April 2, 2010, 3:48 p.m.

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  • April 16, 2012, 12:58 p.m.

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Henry, O., 1862-1910. Map of Webb County, map, June 1888; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth89053/: accessed June 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas General Land Office.