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[Certificate of Appointment to Postmaster for John Patterson Osterhout]

[Certificate of Appointment to Postmaster for John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: May 15, 1884
Creator: Arthur, Chester Alan
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[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 Chaplin F. Phillips to John Patterson Osterhout, May 14, 1897]

[Letter from Chaplin F. Phillips to John Patterson Osterhout, May 14, 1897]

Date: May 14, 1897
Creator: Phillips, Chaplin F.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 16, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 16, 1881]

Date: May 16, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her mother to update her on her life at school. She spoke of how excited she was to go home, a trip to a nearby town she made with the boys, and a list of items she needed her mother to send.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1881]

Date: May 29, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote home to update her mother on her life at school. Gertrude detailed to her mother some of the end-of-session events that would be happening for commencement and final examinations. She wrote of some girls who had fallen sick and a contest she had entered to win a poetry book.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, May 7, 1881]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, May 7, 1881]

Date: May 7, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, discussing daily life at home. He mentioned that they would be able to make some money by producing buttermilk and that they would be getting more poultry soon. John's uncle, Peter, was having a birthday soon and he requested that Gertrude write a letter to him so that he may pass it along. The letter closed with John saying that it was his birthday the next day and that he wanted Gertrude and his son, Paul, to write to him.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Children, May 19, 1884]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Children, May 19, 1884]

Date: May 19, 1884
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and his children about his recent travel. He listed places where he had visited, including arrival and departure times, and told Junia about how her parents and the rest of their family were faring.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 7, 1875]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 7, 1875]

Date: May 7, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife a brief letter to inform her of how he was faring in his travels as a judge. He let her know where he would be headed next so she could send him more letters.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 8, 1870]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 8, 1870]

Date: May 8, 1870
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He was writing from the State capitol about his time working there. He wrote of his opinion of the Republican Party and wished his wife and family well.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 25, 1874]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 25, 1874]

Date: May 25, 1874
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to tell his wife when mail arrived at Stephenville, Texas, and the route he would be taking when he began to head home. He mentioned that he had people he needed to visit and hoped their children were behaving well.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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