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The Samuel May Williams Home: The Life and Neighborhood of an Early Galveston Entrepreneur

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Margaret Swett Henson (Author)


Built in the winter of 1839-1840, this house, and the Texas pioneer who inhabited it, are the central focus of this thoroughly researched and well-written study of Galveston's merchant elite—Gail Borden, Michel Menard, Thomas McKinney, and others—a generation of leaders who did much to shape their city and Texas itself.