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  Partner: Austin College
 County: Milam County, TX
 Decade: 1880-1889
[Letter from Mary Chamberlin to Paul Osterhout, December 22, 1883]
Letter from Mary Chamberlin to Paul Osterhout regarding a photograph that was sent to her. She thanked him for it and asked if his sister, Gertrude, would be able to come down for a visit. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout."
[Letter from Mary P. and H. J. Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout, January 21, 1882]
Letter from Mary P and H. J. Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout regarding news she had heard from the Osterhouts. Mary appreciated hearing from the family and told Ora that they should take good care of their mother. She included other small bits of gossip. Her husband wrote his own brief letter on the back and expressed his gratitude for the Osterhouts.
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