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Texas General Land Office & Texas Veterans' Land Board Annual Report of Nonfinancial Data: 2011

Description: Annual report of non-financial data of the Texas General Land Office and the Texas Veterans' Land Board including organizational information; progress reports on plans and activities; and data regarding item transfers, indirect costs, use of vehicles, space usage, and other information, with supplementary documentation.
Date: November 20, 2011
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas General Land Office and Texas Veterans' Land Board Annual Financial Report: 2012

Description: Unaudited annual financial report of the Texas General Land Office and Texas Veterans' Land Board containing general purpose financial statements with notes, combining financial statements, supplementary schedules, and other pertinent information for fiscal year 2012.
Date: November 20, 2012
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

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

Description: Multiple typescript copies of a short character sketch describing O. Henry as a young man in the late 1800s, before he was a published writer. O. Henry worked as a draftsman at the General Land Office and for Maddox Brothers and Anderson.
Date: 191u
Creator: Maddox, Frank
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Patent 87, Volume 40-A

Description: This document was issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railroad Company as the final instrument in the land grant process, assigning ownership to the railroad company for 640 acres in Tom Green County, section 21, block 20, as described in the patent. O. Henry wrote a fictional account of illegal proceedings concerning a land certificate, Bexar Scrip 2692, in the short story "Bexar Scrip 2692.” This is the patent that ultimately gave land ownership to the railroad via that certificate.
Date: July 18, 1928
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: 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.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Lamar Co.

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Lamar County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, cities, towns, and railroads. A hand drawn line has been made on the published map in red pencil. Scale [ca. 1:200,000] (6000 varas to the inch).
Date: 1889
Creator: Blain, J. L. & Newton, John C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Mitchell County

Description: Blue line print of survey map of Mitchell County, Texas, showing rivers, creeks, original land grants or surveys, blocks of land, and towns. Scale [ca. 1:177,778] (4000 varas to 3/4 of an inch).
Date: 1922
Creator: Hedick, J. D.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Let's Go Clean the Beach!

Description: Postcard advertising 25th annual Adopt-A-Beach cleanup program along with date of cleanup, check-in sites and local coordinators as well as lodging suggestions, tips, and ways to alternatively support the program.
Date: 2011~
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Let's Keep It Clean

Description: Mail-able reminder for the September 28, 2013 Adopt-A-Beach cleanup day. Check-in sites as well as contact information for local coordinators are listed as well as travel accommodation suggestions for volunteers.
Date: 2013
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

27th Annual Spring Cleanup

Description: Mail-able reminder for the April 20, 2013 beach cleanup with listings of local check-in sites and contact information of local coordinators. Travel accommodation suggestions for volunteers are also included.
Date: 2013
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Swisher County

Description: Cadastral "tracing" map of Swisher County, Texas in the Panhandle Plains region. Some features are marked in color. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: August 17, 1887
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Map of Sutton County

Description: Cadastral "tracing" map of Sutton County, Texas in the Hill Country region. Some borders and features are marked in color, including the center of the county. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: August 1887
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Swisher County

Description: Cadastral map of Swisher County, Texas in the Panhandle Plains region. Several features are marked including the center of the county and some notes are made in color. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: April 1879
Creator: Stakemann, Max
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Tarrant County

Description: Cadastral map of Tarrant County, Texas in the Prairies and Lakes region. Some notes are marked in color. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1873
Creator: Lucas, A. L. & Lungkwitz, Herman
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Swisher County

Description: Cadastral "tracing" map of Swisher County, Texas in the Panhandle Plains region. Scale ca. 1:133,334 (4000 varas per inch).
Date: May 1879
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Map of Tarrant County

Description: Cadastral map of Tarrant County, Texas in the Prairies and Lakes region. Some notes and features are marked in color. A memorandum is attached to the bottom of the map. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1867
Partner: Texas General Land Office

Tarrant County

Description: Cadastral map of Tarrant County, Texas in the Prairies and Lakes region. Most of the lower half of the map is missing and the original ink is light. Scale [ca. 1:133,334] (4000 varas per inch).
Date: 1861
Creator: Grothaus, Fredrick
Partner: Texas General Land Office