[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, February 26, 1882]

Description:

Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing daily life at school. She told her father of her responsibilities to check housekeeping of all the girls' rooms and to keep flirtation between the boys and girls to a minimum. The letter detailed many of the events that Baylor held for its students, including musical recitations and drawing room receptions to teach the girls how to entertain guests. She closed the letter by saying she expected her sister to write soon and that she would write her brother next.

Creator(s): Osterhout, John Patterson
Location(s): United States - Texas - Washington County - Independence
Creation Date: February 26, 1882
Partner(s):
Austin College
Collection(s):
Osterhout Papers
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Date(s):
  • Creation: February 26, 1882
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Washington County - Independence
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Date
February 1882
Description:

Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing daily life at school. She told her father of her responsibilities to check housekeeping of all the girls' rooms and to keep flirtation between the boys and girls to a minimum. The letter detailed many of the events that Baylor held for its students, including musical recitations and drawing room receptions to teach the girls how to entertain guests. She closed the letter by saying she expected her sister to write soon and that she would write her brother next.

Physical Description:

[4] p. ; 25 x 40 cm., folded to 25 x 20 cm.

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Keyword(s): boarding houses | boarding schools
Partner:
Austin College
Collection:
Osterhout Papers
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: ASTC_003-083-01
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth255593
Resource Type: Letter
Format: Text