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 County: Bell County, TX
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, July 11, 1872]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, July 11, 1872]

Date: July 11, 1872
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, June 2, 1881]

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, June 2, 1881]

Date: June 2, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 26, 1881]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 26, 1881]

Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, May 7, 1881]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, May 7, 1881]

Date: May 7, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 29, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 29, 1879]

Date: October 29, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 26, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 26, 1879]

Date: October 26, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 24, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 24, 1879]

Date: October 24, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 30, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 30, 1879]

Date: October 30, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Postcard from Ann Farman to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 28, 1879]

[Postcard from Ann Farman to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 28, 1879]

Date: October 28, 1879
Creator: Farman, Ann
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to his Grandmother, October 24, 1874]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to his Grandmother, October 24, 1874]

Date: October 23, 1874
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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