Richard Burleigh Kimball Edit Profile
Graduate Dartmouth, 1834, honorary Doctor of Laws, 1873.
Admitted to Waterford (New York) bar, 1836. Practiced in New York City, 1836-1854. Founder Kimball (Texas), early 1850’s.
Built part of Galveston, Houston & Henderson R.R. (1st railroad in Texas), president, 1854-1860. Best known novel: St. Leger. Or the Threads of Life (appeared in Knickerbocker Magazine to which he often contributed), 1849-1850.
Other works include: Cuba and the Cubans, 1850. Romance of Student Life Abroad, 1857.
Married Julia Tomlinson, April.