University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the William Hickman Hill Letter, 1853



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hill, William Hickman, d. 1853
Title: Hill, William Hickman, letter
Dates: 1853
Abstract: The William Hickman Hill Letter, April 4, 1853, from Hill in Travis County, Texas, to his son Daniel B. Hill in Tennessee describes business ventures in the county; the price of cattle, supplies, and land; and living conditions in Austin and the surrounding area.
Accession No.: 1922; 95-266
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

William Hickman Hill (d. 1853) was a farmer, who moved from Tennessee to Travis County, Texas, in 1852 after his son William Hickman Hill, Jr., fell ill. Another son, Daniel B. Hill, practiced medicine in Mississippi.

Source:

"Just Outside Austin: Rural Travis Communities: Manor." Austin History Center. Accessed January 19, 2011. http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/library/ahc/outside/manor.htm.


Scope and Contents

The William Hickman Hill Letter, April 4, 1853, from Hill in Travis County, Texas, to his son Daniel B. Hill in Tennessee describes business ventures in the county; the price of cattle, supplies, and land; and living conditions in Austin and the surrounding area.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hill, William Hickman, d. 1853 -- Archives.
Hill, Daniel B.
Subjects
Farmers -- Texas -- Travis County.
Land use -- Texas -- Travis County.
Business enterprises -- Texas -- Travis County.
Places
Travis County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William Hickman Hill Letter, 1853, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2E232 Letter, 1853