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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.

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.

Garza County

Description: Cadastral map of Garza County, Texas in the Panhandle Plains region. The map is marked with bodies of water and the center of the county. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: August 1883

Map of Nacogdoches County

Description: Cadastral map of Nacogdoches County, Texas in the Piney Woods region. This map has a handwritten note in colored ink written on the left side of the map. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1881
Creator: Beaumont, G. N.

Deaf Smith County

Description: Cadastral map of Deaf Smith County, Texas in the Panhandle Plains region. Notes have been added in red ink. Some features are marked on the map including the center of the county and the edge of the Staked Plains and Capitol Land Reservation. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1881

Cottle County

Description: Cadastral map of Cottle County, Texas in the Panhandle Plains region. This map is a tracing of a previous copy; some notes have been added in different colored inks. Bodies of water are marked as well as the center of the county. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1883

Potter County

Description: Cadastral map of Potter County, Texas in the Panhandle Plains region. Notes are made in different colored inks. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: March 17, 1881

Wilson County

Description: Cadastral map of Wilson County, Texas in the South Texas Plains region. Bodies of water and some borders are marked in color. Several features are marked, including the center of the county and E. Seguin's house, located by the San Antonio River in the "Heirs of Simon and Juan de Arocha" survey. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1880~

Map of Webb County

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.
Date: June 1888
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910