This is a typed copy of an autobiography of William Hayne Leavell (1850-1930). Leavell served as minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Houston from 1893 to 1905. After serving as an envoy to Guatemala (1913-1919), he returned to Houston. The autobiography, written in 1920 by Leavell, transcribed later by his daughter and edited into this typescript in 1979 by Alec Bayless and Larry Noble, describes Leavell's career at the First Presbyterian Church in Houston, his service in Guatemala, and his connections to William Marsh Rice and the Rice Institute. Several well-known Houstonians are mentioned in the manuscript, including: Captain Peden and his son, E.A. Peden, Captain Baker, William Marsh Rice, and E.A. Sewall.