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 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[David Mitchell and Descendants]
Copy of "David Mitchell and Descendants" originally written by Thomas Mitchell, Jr. The manuscript starts with David Mitchell, possibly a Revolutionary soldier, and details what is known about his life and those of his descendants. The record ends with the marriage of his widow, Sarah Patterson Mitchell Frear, to Abraham Frear. It states that she was the mother and grandmother of many Frears and Mitchells in the family. After the record, there is a note about the original manuscript's author; it was then copied by Ora Osterhout. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255609/
Directory of the Texas Baptist General Convention, 1886
Directory of attendees at the Texas Baptist General Convention including names and hometowns; also contains advertisements. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253213/
[Elector Registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout]
Elector registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout that certifies that John meets all the qualifications for being an elector. The registrar of voters, R. D. Kinney, signed to prove that the aforementioned information was correct on October 17, 1872. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255641/
[Envelope from Baptist Church at Bellville, Texas]
Envelope from Baptist Church at Bellville, Texas. The envelope states that it was for church letters received. The back is blank. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244008/
[Envelope from Mrs. D. P. [W]arry to John Patterson Osterhout, February, 1899]
Envelope from Mrs. D. P. [W]arry in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania addressed to the Honorable John Patterson Osterhout in Belton, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255551/
[Envelope to Junia Osterhout, October 20, 1879]
Envelope addressed to "Mrs. Junia Osterhout" in Falls, Pennsylvania. The stamp on the front is addressed Factoryville, PA on October 20, 1879. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255449/
[Envelope to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 30, 1879]
Envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout," Junia Roberts Osterhout, in Factoryville, Pennsylvania. The envelope is postmarked for October 30, 1879 from Belton, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255444/
[Envelope to Lieutenant Jeff Thompson, August 18]
Envelope to Lieutenant Jeff Thompson at Johnson's Island near Sandusky, Ohio. The envelope is stamped for August 18 and while no year can be seen, Jeff Thompson was held there when his company was captured during the Civil War. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255322/
[Extracts from Osterhout Family Letters]
The first extract is from Burgess Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout, referred to as Mrs. Paul Osterhout, discussing what he had found at the Osterhout library. He found their family coat of arms and promised to mail her a photo of it. The second letter fragment is from George E. Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout regarding a marker for Jeremiah Osterhout's wife, Juna Reno. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255608/
[Financial Claim Against the Late Republic of Texas]
Financial claim against the late Republic of Texas filed by John Patterson Osterhout with the help of Rufus Campbell as acting attorney. The claim was made on October 23, 1854 and the money owed was from during the Vasquez campaign. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255629/
[Genealogy for the Osterhout Family]
Genealogy of the Osterhout family focusing on the marriages of Gideon and Abigail Osterhout, Pelatiah and Hannah Osterhout, William and Catherine Osterhout, Christian and Sarah Osterhout, and Homer and Elva Christian. The children of these couples are listed below and the birth dates are listed by individuals where they are known. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255602/
[Genealogy for the Osterhout Family]
Genealogy for the Osterhout family with handwritten notes concerning various members of the family. The notes focused on Peter and Jeremiah Osterhout and include basic information about them and some of their relatives. On the back is a family tree drawn out with birth dates, death dates, and marriages when known. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255606/
[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/
Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.
Text of a speech by a Texas Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding acts committed by Indians against people living in certain counties of Texas, including the number of persons killed, injured, or kidnapped, and property stolen. The speech references a bill drafted to address the issue, titled "A bill for the better protection of the frontiers of Texas" and includes some dialogue with other Representatives. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255635/
Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.
Text of a speech by a Texas Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding acts committed by Indians against people living in certain counties of Texas, including the number of persons killed, injured, or kidnapped, and property stolen. The speech references a bill drafted to address the issue, titled "A bill for the better protection of the frontiers of Texas" and includes some dialogue with other Representatives. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255634/
[Invitation to the Inauguration of James Ferguson, Governor of Texas]
Invitation to a reception and ball in honor of James E. Ferguson inauguration as governor at Austin, Texas. The inside of the invitation includes a list of those serving on the executive committee. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253202/
[Invoice from S. B. Brush for Captain H. M. Bouldin, July 1863]
Invoice from S. B. Brush for Captain H. M. Bouldin. The invoice listed what purchases Bouldin made including muslin, packs of pins, boxes of caps, and buttons. The purchase was made from a store that dealt in tin ware, stoves, pumps, house furnishing goods, etc. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth243995/
[Jefferson Medical College Class of 1887]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253199/
[Journal of Gertrude Osterhout at Baylor Female College, 1880-1883]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth243997/
[Letter Fragment from Gertrude Osterhout]
Photocopy of a letter fragment from Gertrude Osterhout discussing recent news. She says that she had company for dinner, and they had duck, turnips, apples, corn, rice, bread, and pie. She is writing to one or both of her parents, as she signs her letter "Your affectionate daughter, Gertrude Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244064/
[Letter Fragment from Gertrude Osterhout]
Photocopy of a letter fragment from Gertrude Osterhout. She wrote about her brother visiting her at her boarding house and local news, including a recent death and when she will be able to leave her studies for Christmas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244066/
[Letter Fragment from Gertrude Osterhout]
Photocopy of a letter fragment from Gertrude Osterhout discussing her studies and other recent news. She mentions that she is taking algebra. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244065/
[Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout, February 13, 1895]
Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout regarding a recent trip to Texas. Dickson planned to buy land in Texas and wanted to speak with John and visit him next time he visited the state. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255528/
[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 African American People of Bell County to William McKinley, June, 1897]
Letter from African American people of Bell County to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout's application to be postmaster of Belton, Texas. The letter includes a list of African Americans who live in Bell County that vouch for John's trustworthiness. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255619/
[Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1876]
Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout. Alice detailed the last moments of her son's life after he came down with a fever. She wrote about what he went through and mentioned she tried to give him Melane pills to help. Alice thanked Junia for her kind words and wanted them to visit soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255408/
[Letter from Alice to her Cousins, October 19, 1884]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255500/
[Letter from Ann Farman to her Brother, August 4, 1883]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255491/
[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1898]
Letter from Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding the passing of John's wife, Junia. Ann wrote how they were fortunate to have children around to comfort them when their spouse's died. She told them they had many visitors recently and that she was hearing of a lot of deaths in the Farman family. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255542/
[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, January 3, 1899]
Letter from Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing her family and daily life. She wrote of the recent death of a politician that she attributed to drinking. She told him what she knew about their family and acquaintances in La Grange. She closed the letter by saying how things had been at home and that they had some snow recently. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255560/
[Letter from Ann Farman to Mother, October 23, 1890]
Letter from Ann Farman to her mother with news of her family. She wrote of her children's health and mentioned that her family wanted to be remembered by her mother. She mentioned a man that was looking to get a place nearby. Parts of the letter are difficult to read due to blotches on the paper fading the writing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255518/
[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 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/
[Letter from Ann Roberts to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 24, 1859]
Letter from Ann Roberts to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing family news. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244070/
[Letter from B. F. Lee to Paul Osterhout, October 2, 1881]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255477/
[Letter from C. B. Wade to Charlie, March 27, 1891]
Letter from C. B. Wade to Charlie discussing the possibility of a railroad being built from Dublin, Texas, a recent fire, and other recent news. The letter is written on The Hamilton National Bank letterhead. It appears that someone practiced handwriting on the back of the first page, and there is a note written to Mr. Wade from Mrs. John Bevry, [?] Jr. on the back of the last page. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244113/
[Letter from C. B. Wade to Paul Osterhout, May 29, 1913]
Letter from C. B. Wade to Paul Osterhout. The letterhead reads that it was from the City National Bank. Wade wrote Paul to inform him of a telegram from John Jeremiah Osterhout's wife about her husband's death. She requested money for funeral arrangements and Wade had it sent to her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth243990/
[Letter from C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout, July 22, 1877]
Letter from C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote John to find out whether or not John still lived in Belton, Texas. Hurlbut wished to receive news of how John and his family were doing. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255415/
[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 Chloe Smith to John Patterson Osterhout, January 23, 1898]
Letter from Chloe Smith to her uncle, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing the family. She wrote about how she and her mother were coping with the loss of her father. She told him that his son, Paul, had returned home. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255540/
[Letter from D. P. Marcy to John Patterson Osterhout, February 9, 1899
Letter from D. P. Marcy to John Patterson Osterhout regarding a debt he wanted collected. Marcy had someone who owed him money and requested that John collected the money for him. He then wrote about how his family was doing and that a family member was sick. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255557/
[Letter from David Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, July 29, 1860]
Letter from David Osterhout to his brother, Orlando Osterhout, discussing his family. His children had gotten well after having the measles and he said they were doing well after moving to Texas. The hot weather was making it difficult for David to work and he wished he had money to buy cattle and sheep to lighten his work load. He hoped his letter found Orlando well and wanted to hear from him soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255316/
[Letter from Diana Maray to John Patterson Osterhout, December 5, 1854]
Letter from Diana Maray to John Patterson Osterhout discussing daily life in Athens, Pennsylvania. Letters had been received from other family members and her children were doing well in school. In the state of Pennsylvania, the temperance movement was working to get a prohibitive liquor law passed. She closed her letter by writing about what she felt made a real friend and hoped she would meet John in this life or the next. She included two locks of hair, one from each of her sons. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255305/
[Letter from E. A. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, August 22, 1890]
Letter from E. A. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout asking if family John was a part of the New York state family. He told John the name of his father and grandfather and that he would be interested in hearing from him again. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255521/
[Letter from E. B. Convers to Gertrude Osterhout, October 8, 1884]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255499/
[Letter from E. B. Convers to his Cousin, August 15, 1884]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255498/
[Letter from E. H. R. Green to Postmaster General, June 30, 1897]
Letter from E. H. R. Green, Chairman Representative of the State Executive Committee, to the Postmaster General recommending John Patterson Osterhout for the position of postmaster in Belton, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255620/
[Letter from E. H. Wells to Junia Roberts Osterhout, December 1, 1916]
Letter from E. H. Wells to Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to thank her for the letters she had been sending him. He told her of what he and his family did for Thanksgiving and mentioned how some college girls spent their holiday. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244069/
[Letter from E. H. Wells to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 22, 1916]
Letter from E. H. Wells to Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote in response to a letter Junia sent and thanked her profusely for her words. Wells went on to detail a church service he had attended with Junia and other services he had been to. He was a former professor of Junia's and spoke of news of Baylor, including the number of female students that enrolled for the academic year. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244067/
[Letter from E. Kirlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, July 20, 1870]
Letter from E. Kirlin to his sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to let her know that a package had been sent out for her. He mentioned their mother being ill recently and a trip he was planning to take soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255334/