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  Partner: Austin College
 County: Houston County, TX
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, February 22, 1882]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, February 22, 1882]

Date: February 22, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, with news of what he intended to do next. He planned to take a commercial class to learn book-keeping in New York and received a Valentine from an unknown suitor in Independence, Texas. He also wrote about his work and other gossip.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 3, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 3, 1881]

Date: November 3, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, about his work in Lovelady, Texas He wrote about telegraphing and the train station in town. A large group of soldiers and a convict train passed through town recently. He asked how the family's livestock were doing with the danger the train in town posed to the animals.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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