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[Affidavit of Non-Development of A. W. Billingsley]

Description: Affidavit of non-development sworn by A. W. Billingsley that land owned by Robert and B. C. Wilson and leased by Floyd C. Dodson, has not produced any oil or gas prior to 1940.
Date: August 9, 1940
Creator: Billingsley, A. W.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Contract Between E. P. and Myrtis Farrar, and Floyd C. Dodson]

Description: Document certifying the changes to the agreement between E. P. Farrar, Myrtis Farrar, and Floyd C. Dodson regarding the oil and gas lease from the Farrars to Dodson. This document is unsigned.
Date: August 1940
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

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

Bexar Scrip 2692

Description: Copy of a 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 th… more
Date: 1873/1928
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: Texas General Land Office
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