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 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[Acceptance Card for the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for Ora Osterhout]
Acceptance card for the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for Ora Osterhout. Her membership was officially accepted March 6, 1906 and is missing the signature of the recording secretary general. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255603/
[Ancestral Chart for the Osterhout Family]
Ancestral chart to trace the genealogy of Ora Osterhout. Includes the dates of her parents' births, deaths, and marriage along with the names of her paternal and maternal grandparents. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255607/
[Application for Admission into the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 for May Patterson Osterhout]
Copy of application for admission into the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 for May Patterson Frear Osterhout. The papers include basic personal information about May and her ties to the organization. She applied for membership by right of descent from her grandfather and provided a trace through her genealogy back to him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255600/
[Application for the National Society United States Daughters of the American Revolution]
Application for membership to the National Society United States Daughters of the American Revolution for Ora Osterhout by claim of her relation to Jeremiah Osterhout. The application details her genealogy and Jeremiah's service during the American Revolution. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255604/
[Appointment of John Patterson Osterhout as Attorney to Hazel P. Ford]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255632/
[Business Card for John Patterson Osterhout]
Business card for John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney and collector of claims for Austin and surrounding counties. On the back of the card is a note concerning that if money was collected from a claim, it would be paid to someone while John would retain half as commission. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255625/
[Card for Miss Carrie McIlhenny]
A card with the name Miss Carrie McIlhenny on the front. There are no other identifying features on the card. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255453/
[Certificate of Appointment to Consular Agent for Paul Osterhout]
Certificate of appointment to consular agent by the Secretary of State, Alvey A. Adee, for Paul Osterhout. The certificate gave him all the power of the position in Bocas del Toro, Panama. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255648/
[Certificate of Appointment to Notary Public for John Patterson Osterhout]
Certificate of appointment to Notary Public in Austin County, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout. The certificate was signed by the Texas governor, Hardin Runners Runnels, and the Secretary of State, J. S. Anderson. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255652/
[Certificate of Appointment to Notary Public for John Patterson Osterhout]
Certificate of appointment to Notary Public in Texas for John Patterson Osterhout signed by the Texas governor, Elisha M. Pease, and the Secretary of State, Edward Clark. In the center of the certificate is a hole that renders parts of it unreadable. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255651/
[Certificate of Appointment to Notary Public for John Patterson Osterhout]
Certificate of appointment to Notary Public by Charles Allen Culberson, governor of Texas, for John Patterson Osterhout. The certificate was signed by the Secretary of State and the governor of Texas. It allowed John to work in this office in Bell County. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255645/
[Certificate of Appointment to Postmaster for John Patterson Osterhout]
Certificate of Appointment to Postmaster of Belton, Texas presented to John Patterson Osterhout. The document was signed by the president, Benjamin Harrison, and the postmaster general, John Wanamaker. He was able to hold the position until the end of the next session of the Senate. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255644/
[Certificate of Appointment to Postmaster for John Patterson Osterhout]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255646/
[Certificate of Payment]
Certificate of payment stating that E. H. Cantes was owed money and that John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney, would obtain the payment and receive half as commission. On the back the certificate says the payment was received in full on March 15, 1855. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255622/
[Certificate of Payment]
Certificate of payment for J. Bird and the enlisted help of John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney, in collecting the debt. On the back of the certificate it states that the debt was paid in full on March 15, 1855. Included is a business card for John Patterson Osterhout. The card states he is an attorney for Bellville, Texas and on the back of the card is an agreement for another collection to be done by John. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255628/
[Certificate of Payment]
Certificate of payment stating that E. Collard was owed money and that John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney, would obtain the payment and receive half as commission. On the back the certificate says a payment was received January 26, 1855. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255624/
[Certificate of the Election to Adjutant for John Patterson Osterhout]
Certificate of the election to adjutant of the 23rd Battalion of the Texas State Troops for John Patterson Osterhout. It was part of a rally for troops for the Civil War and the certificate was signed by the governor, Francis Richard Lubbock, and the Secretary of State. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255649/
[Certificate of the Election to Justice of the Peace for John Patterson Osterhout]
Certificate of the election to the Justice of the Peace for John Patterson Osterhout signed by Texas governor Sam Houston and the Secretary of State. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255650/
[Certificate of Voter Registration for John Patterson Osterhout]
Certificate of voter registration for John Patterson Osterhout in Austin county. Chief Justice of Austin county, C. B. Oney, testified that John fulfilled the oath of amnesty and John Campbell, county clerk, attested to the registration. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255639/
[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/
[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 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/
[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 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. 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/
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