University of North Texas Archives

Levi Perryman Collection

Collection Summary

Creator: Perryman, Levi
Title: Levi Perryman Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1873-1921
Bulk Dates: 1873-1921
Identification: MSS Levi Perryman Collection
Quantity: 1 box

Creator Sketch

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.

Scope and Contents Note

This small collection consists of 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. Consisting of only 15 folders of material, the collection has not been divided into series.


The materials are arranged by type. Within each folder, the documents are in chronological order.


Restrictions on Access

Open for research.

Index Terms

Perryman, Levi, 1839-1921. Perryman, Levi, 1839-1921 -- Archives. Law enforcement -- Texas -- Montague County. Tax collection -- Texas -- Montague County. Montague County (Tex.) -- History.
Montague County, Texas.
Document Types:
Letters, financial documents, legal documents, and printed material.

Literary Rights Statement

For reproduction of any copyrighted materials, permission must be obtained from the owner of the copyright. This is a responsibility of individual researchers, not the University Archives.

Materials are available for research only in the University of North Texas Archives, during its normal hours of operation. Materials are not loaned out. Depending upon how fragile the materials are, they may or may not be allowed to be photocopied or scanned.

Administrative Information

Administrative Information: Custodial History

Donor(s) unknown. Date of donation unknown, although likely between 1935 and 1965.

Preferred Citation

Levi Perryman Papers, University of North Texas Archives, Denton Texas.

Detailed Description of the Collection

No Series or Series Title

Box Folder
1829 1 Letters, April 1875-October 1908
2 Letters, October 1908, n.d
3 Financial Documents (Bills, Checks, Journals), 1875-1921
4 Financial Document (Journal), 1904-c.1907
5 Financial Documents (Promissory Note, Receipts), November 1873-January 1879
6 Financial Documents (Receipts), January 1876-January 1879
7 Financial Documents (Receipts), February 1879-December 1879
8 Financial Documents (Receipts), January 1880-October 1894
9 Financial Documents (Receipts), April 1895, n.d.
10 Financial Documents (Warrants), June 1874-April 1880
11 Financial Documents (Warrants), April 1880-November 1880
12 Legal Documents, June 1871-October 1880
13 Legal Documents, April 1882-June 1912
14 Printed Material, 1899, n.d.
15 Financial Documents, Legal Documents, and a Map, 1876-1917, n.d.