[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, October 30, 1838]

Description:

Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother, Orlando Osterhout, discussing recent events in his life. He attended a Baptist convention in Independence, Texas and planned to return there to attend an examination of students at Baylor University. He wrote about the woman he was courting and told his brother that he hoped he would not remain a bachelor. John intended to return home and considered the different routes he could take while also requesting that his brother give him access to transportation in the winter so he could visit a friend. Soule University planned to lay a cornerstone soon in a Masonic ceremony and John wanted to be attendance. The letter ended with John making fun of the LaGrange Volunteer Rifle Rangers.

Creator(s): Osterhout, John Patterson
Location(s): United States - Texas - Austin County - Bellville
Creation Date: October 30, 1838
Partner(s):
Austin College
Collection(s):
Osterhout Papers
Usage:
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Date(s):
  • Creation: October 30, 1838
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Austin County - Bellville
Era
Slavery and Antebellum Texas Culture, 1821-1865
Date
October 1838
Description:

Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother, Orlando Osterhout, discussing recent events in his life. He attended a Baptist convention in Independence, Texas and planned to return there to attend an examination of students at Baylor University. He wrote about the woman he was courting and told his brother that he hoped he would not remain a bachelor. John intended to return home and considered the different routes he could take while also requesting that his brother give him access to transportation in the winter so he could visit a friend. Soule University planned to lay a cornerstone soon in a Masonic ceremony and John wanted to be attendance. The letter ended with John making fun of the LaGrange Volunteer Rifle Rangers.

Physical Description:

[4] p. ; 31 x 41 cm., folded to 31 x 21 cm.

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Keyword(s): marriages | LaGrange Volunteer Rifle Rangers
Partner:
Austin College
Collection:
Osterhout Papers
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: ASTC_001-013-11
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth255311
Resource Type: Letter
Format: Text