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Title: Levi Perryman Papers, 1871-1917Add to your cart.
ID: 02/ HM. 51
Primary Creator: Perryman, Levi (1839-1921)
Extent: 3.0 Boxes
Arrangement: Materials are arranged by correspondence, financial documents, legal documents, printed material, and then as oversize items.
Forms of Material: Clippings (information artifacts)
Financial records
Land grants
Legal documents
Letters (correspondence)
Languages: English


The Levi Perryman Collection, 1871-1917, documents the life and activities of a Texas Sheriff and Tax Collector from Montague County, Texas, illustrating the difficulties of collecting taxes after the Civil War and the increase in criminal activity.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes correspondence; financial documents such as journals, notes, and receipts; legal documents such as deeds and claims; and printed material that together reflect the activities of Levi Perryman during the years he served as sheriff and tax collector in Montague County.

Biographical Note

Levi Perryman was a sheriff and tax collector in Montague County, Texas, from 1873 to 1880. Montague County was created from Cooke County in 1857 on the north central Texas border with Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and was organized in 1858 -- therefore, Perryman worked in the county when it was just fifteen years old and had a total of about 11,000 residents.

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Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department.  Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

Box 1829 and 1829b are housed at Willis Library and available for same day paging.

Box 3 is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University of North Texas Special Collections
Acquisition Source: H. Caddell
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Levi Perryman Papers, University of North Texas Special Collections
Finding Aid Revision History: April 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - added Abstract, added/edited Scope/Content and Historical Note from previous version of finding aid


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