Levis Family Collection, 1826-1937Add to your cart.

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Collection Overview

Title: Levis Family Collection, 1826-1937Add to your cart.
ID: 01/ HM.11
Extent: 35.0 Boxes
Arrangement: The materials are arrange by type and year.
Date Acquired: 08/30/1976. More info below under Accruals.
Languages: English


The papers of O.S. Levis,  Charles Levis, and Charlotte Monroe Levis. Materials consist of correspondence, the diary of Theodosia Hutchinson, financial letters, financial items, memorabilia, photographs, books, clippings and a legal document concerning a land transaction in Mexico. Correspondents include William Levis, Isaac Wilson, Orson Rice, George Monroe Sr., Ellen Levis Wagner, Ann Ryan, George Monroe Jr., Caroline Monroe, George Monroe Sr., Don Monroe, R.L. Bird, Sarah Davis, Charles Levis, Adelaide Levis, George Fred Monroe, A.A. Lathrop, Caroline Monroe, E.J. Monroe, and Sadie Minkler Levis. Items of noteworthy mention include documents which contain Civil War descriptions, an account of an Indian raid on Julesberg, and information about mining in Colorado.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The papers (1826-1937) of Orrin Sylvester Levis (1835-1922) and Charles Levis and the Levis family concerning gold mining in Colorado and the farm implements and millinery businesses in the Midwest.  O. S. Levis married Clarissa "Clara" Bascom Sackrider Remington (1836-1912)after the death of Clara's first husband, Seth Pierrepont Remington (1830-1880).  The collection has information on life in New York and a land transaction in Mexico.The collection contains account books, agreements, bills, bonds, books, certificates, checks, court notifications, deeds, a diary, leases, correspondence, mortgages, clippings, promotional material, receipts, and photographs. The clippings contain information about Frederic Remington, son of Clara Sacrider Remington Levis. There is also a set of quilts made by Clara S. R. Levis that her son, Frederick Remington,  decorated with small paintings of flowers and insects. There are letters from Ann Monroe Ryan to Charlotte Monroe Levis (1866-1903).  The correspondence contains letters from William Levis, Isaac Wilson, Orson Rice, George Monroe, Sr., and  Ellen Levis Wagner to O. S. Levis.  O. S. Levis wrote Charlotte Monroe Levis and Ann Monroe Ryan to Charlotte Monroe Levis. Correspondence also includes letters from George Monroe, Jr., Caroline Monroe, Don Monroe, Everett Bird, Sarah Davis, Charles Levis, Willis Levis, E. J. Monroe Levis, and  Adelaide Levis.  The diary was written by Theodosia Hutchinson. There are also photographs and artifacts.

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:

Portions of this collection are stored off-site and require a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use. Box 1, from Series 2 is located at the Library Annex.

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Administrative Information

Repository: Manuscripts
Accruals: 76-008, 79-016, 90-020, 94-033, 97-004, 2004-001
Acquisition Source: Charles and Sally Potter
Acquisition Method: Gift
Preferred Citation: Levis Family Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections.
Finding Aid Revision History: July 2018 by Nicole Yatsonsky - added Multiple Collections Box 2 - already existed, but had not been listed in Finding Aid


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