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  Partner: Austin College
 Decade: 1870-1879
 Year: 1878
[Letter from J. R. Roberts to Sister, November 24, 1878]

[Letter from J. R. Roberts to Sister, November 24, 1878]

Date: November 24, 1878
Creator: Roberts, J. R.
Description: Letter from J. R. Roberts to sister. J. R. thanked his sister for gifts that were sent and went on to update her on what was happening in their families' lives. The letter ended with a mention that people were searching for land claims in the area and the author wanted their mother to not worry about them.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 3, 1878]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 3, 1878]

Date: September 3, 1878
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to her while traveling. He informed her that he may be changing the route of his trip to go through Washington City. John said he was going to make the most of his trip and that he missed his family.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 14, 1878]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 14, 1878]

Date: September 13, 1878
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote her from his travels. He had been able to attend the New York State Fair and wished his family had been there to see it. He let his wife know he would be returning with a trunk of gifts for her and their children. He planned to head home in less two weeks.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, August 22, 1878]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, August 22, 1878]

Date: August 22, 1878
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout. John wrote to his son from his visit with his mother. He mentioned a few land deals he wanted to look into and that his mother offered to give him his father's old desk. John showed interest in starting up a sheep ranch. In the post-script, John said that an aunt might not have much longer to live.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout and Family, September 24, 1878]

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout and Family, September 24, 1878]

Date: September 24, 1878
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout, and family. Junia wrote her husband and children while she was visiting family in Pennsylvania. She told them who she had been seeing and still needed to stay with. Junia let her family know that she wanted to return before Christmas, but needed money sent to her.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from M. A. DeWitt to Junia Roberts Osterhout, December 8, 1878]

[Letter from M. A. DeWitt to Junia Roberts Osterhout, December 8, 1878]

Date: December 8, 1878
Creator: Mitt, M. A.
Description: Letter from M. A. DeWitt to sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. DeWitt's letter was composed of varied news of the family. The letter ended with Mitt informing Junia that a gift for Junia's daughter, Gertrude, would be arriving in time for Christmas. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College