A Guide to the William Hickman Hill Letter, 1853
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.
"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.
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.
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William Hickman Hill Letter, 1853, 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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