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[Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 23, 1873]
Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote back to her and let her know how he was on his travels. The postcard includes small bits of local news and his current location of La Grange. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255365/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 12, 1872]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote her to let her know how he had been on his travels and where he was headed next. Included is an envelope addressed to Mrs. J. P. Osterhout. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255362/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, July 11, 1872]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout. He wrote to tell his mother that he would be unable to visit this year and spoke of how his family had been. The letter finishes with news regarding the frontier. John wrote that Indians raided nearby areas and took horses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255361/
[Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 25, 1873]
Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife to inform her that he had arrived at his mother's, Sarah Osterhout's, home. He included some news about a woman who was sick and that he had received something his wife had sent. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255367/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 11, 1872]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He was a district judge that was traveling to perform court. He wrote of temperance meetings that were being held in what he considered lawless parts of the country. Pledges were being signed to abstain from alcohol and he told his wife that future temperance meetings were being planned. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255360/
[Letter from P. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, August 26, 1873]
Letter from P. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. The writer sent him a summary of what had been happening in Belton, Texas, since John had been visiting his mother. The writer spoke of local parties, news, and what John's children had been doing. Included is an envelope addressed to the "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255368/
[Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1873]
Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to update her on where he was in his travels. In the postcard, he included brief news about who he was staying with and the weather. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255364/
[Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 10, 1873]
Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote a brief message to his wife to inform her that she would need to send for him soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255369/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 16, 1873]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote her a short letter to let her know he had arrived at his destination safely. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255363/
[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, June 2, 1881]
Letter from Ora Osterhout to her older sister, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding Ora's birthday. She wrote her sister to tell her what had happened on her birthday and some brief local news. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255585/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 14, 1881]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sisters, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her sisters about her life at school. She included small bits of news regarding her studies and plans to go on a picnic. She asked about the family orchards and requested that her sisters send her a box of the fruit. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255581/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 16, 1881]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her mother to update her on her life at school. She spoke of how excited she was to go home, a trip to a nearby town she made with the boys, and a list of items she needed her mother to send. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255587/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 26, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news from home. He told her that Gertrude's sisters had recovered from being sick. He and his wife were trying to raise money to send to Gertrude and her brother, Paul, although he told his daughter that she needed to make sacrifices while she was in school. He ended the letter with other various bits of local news and looked forward to seeing her return home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255580/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, May 7, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, discussing daily life at home. He mentioned that they would be able to make some money by producing buttermilk and that they would be getting more poultry soon. John's uncle, Peter, was having a birthday soon and he requested that Gertrude write a letter to him so that he may pass it along. The letter closed with John saying that it was his birthday the next day and that he wanted Gertrude and his son, Paul, to write to him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255588/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 6, 1881]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote her mother to update her about her life at school. Among the small bits of news Gertrude gave, she mentioned a musical performances that the girls gave, a memorial service, and upcoming examinations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255584/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 21, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, from when he was traveling around in Texas. He told her where he'd been traveling and that he and the family were doing well. He closed his letter by saying she should bring her roommate down next time she visits. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255589/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1881]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote home to update her mother on her life at school. Gertrude detailed to her mother some of the end-of-session events that would be happening for commencement and final examinations. She wrote of some girls who had fallen sick and a contest she had entered to win a poetry book. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255586/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 8, 1881]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother about her life at school. She lamented the fact that she had been receiving no letters from home lately, but thanked her mother for sending the clothes she had requested. She requested money to be sent to her and that her mother and other family members write soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255583/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 29, 1879]
A letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, expressing his regret that the house felt lonesome without Junia and the three children that were away. He hopes that his son, Paul, will return to live with them if the telegraph company relocates him to an office in town. John then told Junia that when she was ready to make the return home, she should consider whether or not to purchase a second class ticket for the train. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255445/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 26, 1879]
A letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing how family life had been since Junia left to visit with extended family. John let her know of local baptisms and poultry sales he had made at the recent fair. He and their daughter, Gertrude, were looking forward to Junia's return home. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255442/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 24, 1879]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, regarding the departure of their son, Paul, who left home in order to manage a telegraph office in another town. John continued his letter with local news, including the county fair, various persons who were on trial, and a Methodist protracted meeting at a local church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255441/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 30, 1879]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, discussing family life since Paul's departure to work at a telegraph office in another city. He told his son about the recent successful sales of poultry he made and that he had hopes for Paul's future career. John gave his son advice and hoped he would be able to come home and visit soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255447/
[Letter from Sarah Frear to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 19, 1879]
Letter from Sarah Frear to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing a letter received from sister Amy. She asked Junia how her daughters, Ora and Junia, were doing and asked where they would be next so she could try to visit. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255440/
[Letter from Ann Farman to Sarah Frear, 1879]
Letter from Ann Farman to her sister, Sarah Frear, with the unfortunate news about a death in the family. Ann wrote about Veda's final moments and the modest burial they held for her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255448/
[Postcard from Ann Farman to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 28, 1879]
A postcard from Ann Farman to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout, expressing Ann's desire to see Junia before she returns home. She told Junia she could not visit yet because her mother was feeling ill and she was disappointed that Junia could not visit. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255443/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 25, 1874]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to tell his wife when mail arrived at Stephenville, Texas, and the route he would be taking when he began to head home. He mentioned that he had people he needed to visit and hoped their children were behaving well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255385/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 9, 1873]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife a short letter to let her know he arrived at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and would be leaving for La Grange, Pennsylvania, soon. He said he would write more later. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255382/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 7, 1873]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote her a short letter while on a train on the way to St. Louis. He compared the country and farms they passed to the ones back in Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255381/
[Transcript of Letter from Sarah Frear to her Mother, May 30, 1874]
Transcript of letter from Sarah Frear to her mother. She let her mother know that she had sent goods for her and that she would come visit when her mother requested. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255387/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 5, 1873]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife a brief letter from a car going from Waco to Bremond, Texas. In his letter, he related to his wife the expenses he has incurred on his trip so far and let her know that their daughter, Ora, was doing well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255380/
[Letter from Sarah Frear to her Mother, May 30, 1874]
Letter from Sarah Frear to her mother. She let her mother know that she had sent goods for her and that she would come visit when her mother requested. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255388/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to his Grandmother, October 24, 1874]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his grandmother. He wrote to thank his grandmother for a watch she sent him and informer her of the school he and his siblings were currently receiving. He mentioned a murder that happened nearby, although he did not know all the details. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255384/
[Letter from Sarah to Junia Roberts and John Patterson Osterhout, August 23, 1874]
Letter from Sarah to her brother and sister, Junia Roberts and John Patterson Osterhout. Sarah requested that they write soon since it had been a long time between letters. Her letter went over everything that had been happening, including local marriages, gossip, and how Sarah's children were doing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255389/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1874]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He lamented that a mobbing had occurred in Belton, Texas, where his family resided. He wrote about a murder case he handled as a judge and, at the end of his letter, prayed his family was well and in God's grace. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255386/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 23, 1873]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He informed his wife that he might be able to return home soon, depending on the weather. He sent along other bits of local news and how the ones he was traveling with were faring. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255375/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 17, 1871]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife a brief letter to tell her where future letters should be directed and that his work as a judge was going well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255372/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 24, 1973]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife a short letter to let her know he might be returning home for a week before returning to his work as a judge. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255371/
[Letter from Sarah Hartly to John Patterson Osterhout, February 2, 1873]
Letter from Sarah Hartly to John Patterson Osterhout. Sarah began by writing of the affairs of her boarding house and how many guests she had. The letter is primarily composed of miscellaneous information about various family members and she requests that John take a vacation so that he may visit their parents. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255377/
[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, 1873]
Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote a short letter to her husband to let him know what was happening with her and the children. She ended with how she looked forward to his return in a couple of weeks. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255370/
[Letter from P. W. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout
Letter from P. W. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout with brief news from Tuukhamuock. He was upset that he had yet to receive a letter from John. He wrote this short letter to let John know his family was well and to let him know that an acquaintance has gone to Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255378/
[Letter from John Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, December 7, 1873]
Letter from John Farman to John Patterson Osterhout. The letter includes a list of items found at a depot. At the end, Mr. Farman briefly mentioned that the Democrats are won recent elections in his state and that he was well. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255374/
[Letter from Ann Farman to Sarah Frear]
Letter from Ann Farman to her sister, Sarah Frear, expressing her excitement about her sister visiting soon and to let her know how Ann's newborn was doing. On the last page is a short letter from Sarah to their mother. She passed Ann's letter along and gave some news regarding her own family, including a member who was attending a National Contention[sic] on Education. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255379/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 13, 1873]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to inform her that he would be returning home later than he expected. He mentioned that he received a "draft" from Austin and that she should cash it in order to purchase bushels of corn. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255373/
[Letter from J. Wheelock to John Patterson Osterhout, November 1, 1897]
Letter from J. Wheelock to his cousin, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding news of his family. Wheelock shared how his family was faring and that their small town was starting to grow. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255535/
[Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout, December 5, 1896]
Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout regarding questions he had about the Osterhout family. He asked John where an older member of the family was born and who her parents were so he could trace the family farther back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255532/
[Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout, December 8, 1896]
Letter from H. J. Bardwell to his cousin, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding their family tree. Bardwell had been spending his time in the library trying to trace the Osterhout family back to the first settler and shared what he had found so far. He asked John for clarification on what he had told Bardwell about the family before and hoped to hear back soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255530/
[Letter from Chaplin F. Phillips to John Patterson Osterhout, May 14, 1897]
Letter from Chaplin F. Phillips to John Patterson Osterhout discussing his family. Chaplin was glad to find another one of his father's friends and told John that he would like to speak with him. He told John that if he was ever in Chicago he should come visit. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255538/
[Letter from A. Rilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 7, 1896]
Letter from A. Rilley to her friend, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing local news and pensions. Rilley wanted Junia's husband to investigate whether she qualified for a pension since he was running for a position in Congress and might know more. She wrote of others who had received pensions in Texas, including veterans and family members, and about two women she had renting her home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255534/
[Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout, October 21, 1898]
A brief letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout concerning legal matters. It appears there is trouble concerning the death of someone and an estate that had no will. James, an attorney, advises that John sue for his share having been used for a time before everything was sorted out. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John Patterson Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255539/
[Letter from John P. Forman to John Patterson Osterhout, June 21, 1897]
Letter from John P. Forman to his uncle, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing daily events. Forman hoped that John's wife was recovering and requested that Paul, John's son, and Paul's wife, May, visit him. He also wrote that he and his mother were doing well and that he was planning to begin a profession soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255536/
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