[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, February 27, 1882]

Description:

Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing her life at school. She wrote about her responsibilities of acting as a supervisor for the girls at the boarding house. She told him of the local gossip and school events, including concerts and drawing room receptions where the girls were taught how to entertain guests. A day after she finished the first part of the letter, she continued to write a couple pages more about a recent storm that had hit the city and resulted in property damage and a couple of lives lost.

Creator(s): Osterhout, Gertrude
Location(s): United States - Texas - Washington County - Independence
Creation Date: February 27, 1882
Partner(s):
Austin College
Collection(s):
Osterhout Papers
Usage:
Total Uses: 7
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Creator (Author):
Date(s):
  • Creation: February 27, 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 brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing her life at school. She wrote about her responsibilities of acting as a supervisor for the girls at the boarding house. She told him of the local gossip and school events, including concerts and drawing room receptions where the girls were taught how to entertain guests. A day after she finished the first part of the letter, she continued to write a couple pages more about a recent storm that had hit the city and resulted in property damage and a couple of lives lost.

Physical Description:

6 p. ; 25 x 39 cm., folded to 25 x 20 cm.

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Subject(s):
Keyword(s): boarding schools | boarding houses
Partner:
Austin College
Collection:
Osterhout Papers
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: ASTC_003-083-02
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth255594
Resource Type: Letter
Format: Text