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  Partner: Austin College
 Resource Type: Letter
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[Extracts from Osterhout Family Letters]

[Extracts from Osterhout Family Letters]

Date: January 24, 1931
Creator: Osterhout, Burgess
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout, February 13, 1895]

[Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout, February 13, 1895]

Date: February 13, 1895
Creator: Dickson, A. B.
Description: 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."
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[Letter from A. Rilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 7, 1896]

[Letter from A. Rilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 7, 1896]

Date: May 7, 1896
Creator: Rilley, A.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from African American People of Bell County to William McKinley, June, 1897]

[Letter from African American People of Bell County to William McKinley, June, 1897]

Date: June 1897
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1876]

[Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1876]

Date: August 18, 1876
Creator: Pilley, Alice
Description: 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."
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[Letter from Alice to her Cousins, October 19, 1884]

[Letter from Alice to her Cousins, October 19, 1884]

Date: October 19, 1884
Creator: unknown
Description: 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.
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[Letter from Ann Farman to her Brother, August 4, 1883]

[Letter from Ann Farman to her Brother, August 4, 1883]

Date: August 4, 1883
Creator: Farman, Ann
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1898]

[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1898]

Date: August 18, 1898
Creator: Farman, Ann
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, January 3, 1899]

[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, January 3, 1899]

Date: January 3, 1899
Creator: Farman, Ann
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Ann Farman to Mother, October 23, 1890]

[Letter from Ann Farman to Mother, October 23, 1890]

Date: October 25, 1890
Creator: Farman, Ann
Description: 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.
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