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 County: Washington County, TX
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[Letter from J. C. Crain to William McKinley, March 10, 1897]

[Letter from J. C. Crain to William McKinley, March 10, 1897]

Date: March 10, 1897
Creator: Crain, J. C.
Description: Letter from J. C. Crain, the chairman of the 19th Senatorial district in Texas, to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying to become the postmaster of Belton, Texas. Crain wrote of how highly he thought of John and recommended him for the position.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Appointment of John Patterson Osterhout as Attorney to Hazel P. Ford]

[Appointment of John Patterson Osterhout as Attorney to Hazel P. Ford]

Date: November 23, 1854
Creator: Ford, Hazel P.
Description: Appointment of John Patterson Osterhout as Hazel P. Ford's attorney to allow him to receive bounty and law warrants that were due to Ford for military services. At the bottom of the document, a clerk verified that the statement was signed.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from J. H. Luther to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1880]

[Letter from J. H. Luther to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1880]

Date: August 18, 1880
Creator: Luther, J. H.
Description: A brief letter from J. H. Luther to John Patterson Osterhout confirming John's daughter's, Gertrude Osterhout, enrollment in the spring session of Baylor College. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[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 Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: unknown
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John P. Osterhout, discussing the upcoming commencement at Baylor University. The letter is written on the back of the Baylor Commencement Week Schedule. Commencement Week will last from Saturday, June 4 through Thursday, June 9. The year is not provided.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, April 14, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, April 14, 1881]

Date: April 14, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to update her father on her life at school. She heard that he had been asked to deliver a commencement address at Baylor and mentioned some about her studies. She informed him that her brother, Paul, did not take much interest in attending church services.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, April 21, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, April 21, 1881]

Date: April 21, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to update her father on how she was doing at school. Gertrude mentioned her report that would be going home and the shift in weather that caused a picnic to be postponed. At her college, the women saw the flags hoisted over the men's school and decided to have one of their own for their building.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 10, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 10, 1881]

Date: February 10, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. Gertrude wrote to update her father on life at school. Among other small news, she mentioned a couple of incidences with fire that may lead to the suspension of a girl and the use of Gertrude's camphor by girls who have gotten sick. Her brother, Paul, was working to raise money to bring a guest lecturer to their schools.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 14, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 14, 1881]

Date: January 14, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote her father to update him on her life at school. Gertrude apologized for having committed a sin and not confiding in her father. She spoke briefly about the weather and her brother, Paul.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1880]

Date: November 4, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to update her father on her life at school. Gertrude informed him of her report of her grades and the two demerits she received for mistakes in housekeeping. She mentioned an incident where the girls scared a new boarder and another where the other girls were not allowed to go to a nearby party, so they lit firecrackers to attract the boys.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
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