A Guide to the Jesse Perez Reminiscences, 1870-1927
Texan Jesse Perez served as a Texas Ranger and deputy sheriff between the 1880s and 1920s. During his tenure in the Rangers, Perez was involved in numerous raids against Mexicans, while his son, Jesse Jr., fought in France during the First World War.
Composed of one volume, the Jesse Perez Reminiscences, 1870-1927, relate to his experiences as a Texas Ranger and law enforcement officer in Texas, as well as his son’s service in the U. S. Army during World War I. Raids, crimes, and criminals, particularly along the Mexican border, are common topics as well as his son’s experiences in France and Germany during the war.
This collection is open for research use.
Jesse Perez Reminiscences, 1870-1927, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light project, 2009-2011.
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