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 Decade: 1880-1889
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[Certificate of Appointment to Postmaster for John Patterson Osterhout]

[Certificate of Appointment to Postmaster for John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: May 15, 1884
Creator: Arthur, Chester Alan
Description: Certificate of appointment to Postmaster by President Chester Alan Arthur for John Patterson Osterhout. The certificate was signed by the President and the Postmaster General, Walter Q. Gresham. It certified John to work as Postmaster in Belton, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
Directory of the Texas Baptist General Convention, 1886

Directory of the Texas Baptist General Convention, 1886

Date: 1886
Creator: Connor, John M.
Description: Directory of attendees at the Texas Baptist General Convention including names and hometowns; also contains advertisements.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Jefferson Medical College Class of 1887]

[Jefferson Medical College Class of 1887]

Date: 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Text requesting information about members of the Class of 1887 at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, including the forty-eight names of the graduates.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Journal of Gertrude Osterhout at Baylor Female College, 1880-1883]

[Journal of Gertrude Osterhout at Baylor Female College, 1880-1883]

Date: October 20, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Journal of Gertrude Osterhout, kept while she was at Baylor Female College. The journal starts with entries on her life in the boarding house at the college, spanning from the end of 1881 to April of 1881. Between these entries and the final page, Gertrude kept quotations from different materials, including many from "Lucile" by Owen Meredith. The final entry is at the start of the new year in 1883. The journal is bound and has an illustration of a pink flower on the front cover.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Alice to her Cousins, October 19, 1884]

[Letter from Alice to her Cousins, October 19, 1884]

Date: October 19, 1884
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter from Alice to her cousins about family news and her schooling. She wrote about the teacher she and her sister have and the state of the school building. She told her cousins that they had to write a return letter or she would not write them again.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Ann Farman to her Brother, August 4, 1883]

[Letter from Ann Farman to her Brother, August 4, 1883]

Date: August 4, 1883
Creator: Farman, Ann
Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother with news of her family. Her husband has been recovering from his broken leg and began working around their farm once more. Her daughter has been sick for five years with an unknown ailment. Among other family news, she informed her brother that their sister, Sarah, wanted him to write. She condemned a drunken family member as disgraceful and discussed the possibility of adding family members' names to the family burial ground if the bodies were not able to be buried there.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from B. F. Lee to Paul Osterhout, October 2, 1881]

[Letter from B. F. Lee to Paul Osterhout, October 2, 1881]

Date: October 2, 1881
Creator: Lee, B. F.
Description: A brief letter from B. F. Lee to his friend, Paul Osterhout, regarding the college Paul was attending. Lee requested that Paul send him all the information he could about the college he was attending.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from E. B. Convers to Gertrude Osterhout, October 8, 1884]

[Letter from E. B. Convers to Gertrude Osterhout, October 8, 1884]

Date: October 8, 1884
Creator: Convers, E. B.
Description: Letter from E. B. Convers to his cousin, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news he had heard about her health. He was glad to hear she had recovered from being sick and mentioned a dispute that seemed to be going on between him and a mutual acquaintance. He told her that he would be heading to Washington for work soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Gertrude Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from E. B. Convers to his Cousin, August 15, 1884]

[Letter from E. B. Convers to his Cousin, August 15, 1884]

Date: August 15, 1884
Creator: Convers, E. B.
Description: Letter from E. B. Convers to his cousin regarding a matter that has upset him. The full details of the event are unclear and he moved on to write about his work in the office and about his ideas for his next summer vacation.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, August 9, 1883]

[Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, August 9, 1883]

Date: August 9, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, George E.
Description: Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout discussing what he has been doing. He apologized for not writing sooner and told him what he had been doing during his recreational time. George's crop of cotton did poorly this growing season. Also, he included some news from other family members.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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