This paper examines the original texts, features, and compilation process of the Local district governors and Paegangjinjeon, Local Office Rank, Unknown government organization records in Samguksagi Jikgwanji. The original records about Local district governors was compiled between the 14th year of King Heondeok(822) and the 4th year of King Munseong(842) or at the latest, the 17th year of King Munseong(855). The author of Jikgwanji included this records in the Jikgwanji, and inserted different opinions about how the local district governors were called
at that time as commentaries according to another transmitted material, and thereby completed this records. The basic original text about Paegangjinjeon records was written before the 17th year of King Munseong(855). Also, there was a record which compared the Central Office Rank(京位) with the Local Office Rank(外位), Goguryeo and Baekje’s Office Rank. This records was a rearrangement of excerpts from the king’s orders in Gyeog issued
from the 4th year of King Heungdeok(829) to the first year of King Heonan(857), specifically the ones which compared the Local Office Rank, Goguryeo and Baekje’s Office Rank with the Central Office Rank. The author of Jikgwanji used these materials in writing Jikgwanji by adding or editing parts of them. The unknown government organization records was originally mentioned in Silla’s records and Samguksagi, transmitted materials, and epigraphs. Most
of the unknown government organization were Silla’s, but it can be confirmed that some of them were Taebong’s and some were unpractical government post that the envoys were awarded by the Tang Dynasty. Furthermore, the author of Jikgwanji introduced Taebong’s government organization described in the Gungye Yeoljeon at the end of the Jikgwanji.