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O. Henry Relics Guarded by State Land Office

Description: Photo essay containing images of photos, maps, and documents describing the General Land Office Archives holdings related to O. Henry. Includes a photo of Land Commissioner Bascom Giles standing next to O.Henry's drafting table in the Land Office.
Date: September 7, 1941
Creator: Dallas Morning News
Item Type: Clipping

In O. Henry's Memory

Description: Photo essay includes images of O.Henry's life in Austin, including the Hill City Quartette, houses O. Henry lived in, sketches by O. Henry and letters by his daughter Margaret Porter.
Date: February 18, 1932
Creator: Houston Chronicle
Item Type: Clipping

Map of Travis County

Description: Cadastral map of Travis County, Texas in the Hill Country region. Some borders and features are marked in color. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: May 15, 1861
Item Type: Map

Map of Travis County

Description: Cadastral map of Travis County, Texas in the Hill Country region. Some borders are marked in color. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1894
Item Type: Map

Map of Travis County

Description: Cadastral map of Travis County, Texas in the Hill Country region. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: October 8, 1861
Creator: Arlitt, F. H.
Item Type: Map

Map of Travis County

Description: Cadastral map of Travis County, Texas in the Hill Country region. Some borders and features are marked in color. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Map

My Recollections of O. Henry (W. S. Porter)

Description: Short character sketch of O. Henry as a young man, before he was a published writer, when he worked as a draftsman at the General Land Office and for Maddox Brothers and Anderson.
Date: 191?
Creator: Frank Maddox
Item Type: Text

Receiver's Memorandum

Description: 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.
Date: 1887-06/1888-12
Creator: Texas General Land Office
Item Type: Text

Roster of Employees in the General Land Office

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.
Date: 1881/1891
Creator: Texas General Land Office
Item Type: Text

Stories of the Old Land Office

Description: Pamphlet printed by the Texas Capital Visitor's Center. Contains a foreward and two O. Henry short stories: "Bexar Scrip 2692" and "Georgia's Ruling." Both stories take place in the old land office building where O. Henry worked as a draftsman, and both are about Texas land grants.
Date: 2001~
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910.
Item Type: Pamphlet

The Texas Trail of O. Henry

Description: Newspaper article includes sketches and photos of O. Henry and friends. Describes O.Henry's life and his time in Austin.
Date: July 15, 1923
Creator: Minatra, Odie
Item Type: Clipping

Travis County

Description: Cadastral map of Travis County in the Hill Country region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: May 14, 1870
Creator: Lungkwitz, Herman
Item Type: Map

Travis County

Description: Cadastral map of Travis County, Texas in the Hill Country region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: May 14, 1870
Creator: Lungkwitz, Herman
Item Type: Map

Travis County

Description: Cadastral map of Travis County, Texas in the Hill Country region. The lower-left quarter of this map is missing. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: May 14, 1870
Creator: Lungkwitz, Herman
Item Type: Map

Travis County

Description: Cadastral map of Travis County, Texas in the Hill Country region. Some notes are made in color. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: May 14, 1870
Item Type: Map

Travis County

Description: Cadastral map of Travis County, Texas in the Hill Country region. Some borders and notes are marked in color. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1874
Item Type: Map