[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 30, 1864]

Description:

Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time traveling with his oxen wagon. He and his companion, Jo, have had difficulties keeping the oxen in line and have been searching for the ones that have run off. On the route he has taken, he noticed a lot of cotton making its way to Mexico. He was asking around for the price of a bushel of wheat and because of the missing oxen, he was unable to purchase as much as he had planned. He closed his letter by telling her he would be unable to return home until December.

Creator(s): Osterhout, John Patterson
Location(s): United States - Texas - McLennan County - Waco
Creation Date: October 30, 1864
Partner(s):
Austin College
Collection(s):
Osterhout Papers
Usage:
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Creator (Author):
Date(s):
  • Creation: October 30, 1864
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - McLennan County - Waco
Era
Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1876
Date
October 1864
Description:

Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time traveling with his oxen wagon. He and his companion, Jo, have had difficulties keeping the oxen in line and have been searching for the ones that have run off. On the route he has taken, he noticed a lot of cotton making its way to Mexico. He was asking around for the price of a bushel of wheat and because of the missing oxen, he was unable to purchase as much as he had planned. He closed his letter by telling her he would be unable to return home until December.

Physical Description:

[4] p. ; 31 x 40 cm., folded to 31 x 20 cm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): oxen | wagons
Partner:
Austin College
Collection:
Osterhout Papers
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: ASTC_001-027-05
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth255324
Resource Type: Letter
Format: Text