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- [General Pass for John Patterson Osterhout]
General pass for John Patterson Osterhout from the Provost Marshal General's Office. The pass allowed John to travel in Texas under oath that he would not leak any information about the Confederate States of America. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255637/
- [Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade, April 5, 1868]
Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade discussing her living situation in Houston, Texas, an upcoming trip to the North, the possibility of yellow fever in Houston during the summer, the hanging of an African American man who committed murder, and other news. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244090/
- [Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 23, 1913]
Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout. The front has a photo of a man and women standing by a horse drawn carriage. The woman is standing with one hand on the seat of the carriage and is wearing a white dress and a white hat. The man is standing beside her with a hand on his hat and is wearing a white shirt, tie, and slacks. In the background are branches and leaves that cover the sky. On the back, Rose wrote to decline Junia's invitation somewhere. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244062/
- [Soldier's Discharge Papers for John Patterson Osterhout]
Soldier's discharge papers for John Patterson Osterhout due to his term of service expiring. He was discharged honorably from the army of the Confederate States on April 25, 1862. The document includes a basic description of his appearance and who he served under. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255636/