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Collection Summary

Creator Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Bibliography:

Description of Series

Financial Records

Legal, General

Printed Materials

Photographs

Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Parmer-Palmer Family Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC073



Collection Summary

Creator: Parmer family
Title: Parmer-Palmer family papers
Dates: 1847-1889
Abstract: Financial records, legal documents, printed material, and a photograph comprise the Parmer-Palmer Family Papers.
Identification: MC073
OCLC Record No. 50157545
Quantity: 9 items
Language Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

The papers were originally loaned to the San Jacinto Museum of History in 1939 by Mrs. Pearl Palmer Ripley of Texas City, Texas. The Palmer family are descendants of Martin Parmer (1778-1850), a legislator, judge, and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. The ten children of Parmer and his first wife, Sarah Hardwick (d. 1826), spelled their surname Palmer. Parmer County, Texas, organized in 1876, was named in honor of Martin Parmer.

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Scope and Content Note

Financial records, legal documents, printed material, and a photograph comprise the Parmer-Palmer Family Papers. Four receipts document Robert A. Parmer's membership in the Oak Shade Grange. The legal documents include the commission of Thomas Parmer for service as Chambers County Precinct Two Justice of the Peace, a Harris County deed from John D. Smith to Richard L. Redmond, and the July 29, 1862 honorable discharge from the Army of the Confederate States issued to Isom Palmer. The Parmer printed material consists of Thomas Parmer's written calling card identifying Parmer as a veteran. The Papers also include a tintype of Isom Palmer.

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Arrangement

Organized into three series: Correspondence, Printed materials, and Creative works; arrangement is alphabetical.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

None.

Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

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Index Terms

Names:
Palmer, Isom
Palmer, Thomas
Parmer, Robert A.
Palmer family
Parmer family
Organizations:
Oak Shade Grange
Subjects:
Land tenure--Texas
Formats:
Tintypes

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Administrative Information

Citation

[Identification of Item], Parmer-Palmer Family Papers, MC073, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.

Acquisition

Loan Conversion Project, 2001.

Processing Information

Processed by Melissa Calderwood, 2002.

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Bibliography:

"PARMER, MARTIN." The Handbook of Texas Online. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/PP/fpa34.html

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Inventory

 

Financial Records

box folder
130.3 1 Receipts, Oak Shade Grange (issued to R. A. Parmer) 1888-1889

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Legal, General

box folder
130.3 2 Commission, Thomas Palmer, Chambers County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace 1859, 10/08
3 Deed, John D. Smith (Harris County) to Richard L. Redmond 1847, 10/18
4 Discharge (Honorable), Isom Palmer 1862, 07/29

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Printed Materials

box folder
130.3 5 Calling Card, Thomas Parmer, Veteran n.d.

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Photographs

box folder
130.3 6 Tintype, Isom Palmer n.d.

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