[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his Brother, January 18, 1857]

Description:

Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother regarding his time in Bellville, Texas. He was appreciative of his brother sending him news from home and told him about a real estate sale that had happened recently. People from the U.S., Germany, and Bohemia were in attendance and alcohol was passed around. Money has been short in Bellville because of the cotton and corn crops failing. John needed to borrow money and requested a loan from his brother or anyone else in the family. He requested that his brother write again soon with more news from home.

Creator(s): Osterhout, John Patterson
Location(s): United States - Texas - Austin County - Bellville
Creation Date: January 18, 1857
Partner(s):
Austin College
Collection(s):
Osterhout Papers
Usage:
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Creator (Author):
Date(s):
  • Creation: January 18, 1857
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Austin County - Bellville
Era
The Texas Frontier, 1846-1861
Date
January 1857
Description:

Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother regarding his time in Bellville, Texas. He was appreciative of his brother sending him news from home and told him about a real estate sale that had happened recently. People from the U.S., Germany, and Bohemia were in attendance and alcohol was passed around. Money has been short in Bellville because of the cotton and corn crops failing. John needed to borrow money and requested a loan from his brother or anyone else in the family. He requested that his brother write again soon with more news from home.

Physical Description:

[4] p. ; 25 x 39 cm., folded to 25 x 20 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): loans | debts
Partner:
Austin College
Collection:
Osterhout Papers
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: ASTC_001-012-01
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth255308
Resource Type: Letter
Format: Text