Hensley (William R.) Papers, 1847-1848
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.