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Kentucky native William Richardson Hensley (1800-1849) was an Austin colonist, a surveyor, and a delegate to the Convention of 1832. In the 1840s he became a merchant in Port Lavaca, Texas.
The papers contain correspondence, including a letter from a relative in Tennessee containing family news, a letter from Hensley in Mexico discussing trade there, and an incomplete letter from Hensley's son. A photograph and a map have been separated from the collection.
DRT Collection at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, "Hensley (William R.) Papers, 1847-1848" (2020). Finding Aids: Guides to the Collection. 73.