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 Resource Type: Letter
 Decade: 1870-1879
[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 C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout, July 22, 1877]

[Letter from C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout, July 22, 1877]

Date: July 22, 1877
Creator: Hurlbut. C. F.
Description: Letter from C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote John to find out whether or not John still lived in Belton, Texas. Hurlbut wished to receive news of how John and his family were doing. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
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[Letter from E. Kirlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, July 20, 1870]

[Letter from E. Kirlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, July 20, 1870]

Date: July 20, 1870
Creator: Kirlin, E.
Description: Letter from E. Kirlin to his sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to let her know that a package had been sent out for her. He mentioned their mother being ill recently and a trip he was planning to take soon.
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[Letter from E. Kirlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 3, 1877]

[Letter from E. Kirlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 3, 1877]

Date: September 3, 1877
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Description: Letter from E. Kirlin to their sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. Kirlin wrote her about what was happening with their family and hoped Junia would be able to visit soon. The author mentioned in the letter that the "colored girl" that worked for the family might be leaving. Kirlin finished the letter with information from another letter that had been received.
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[Letter from [Geo] Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 12, 1879]

[Letter from [Geo] Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 12, 1879]

Date: October 10, 1879
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter from [Geo] Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. [Geo] wrote John to let him know how John's wife and daughter, Ora, were doing away from home. He mentioned an older family member that was about to start up a business nearby. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sisters, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her sisters while they were visiting family with their mother. She let her sisters know of some guests that had stopped by to see them. Gertrude hoped that her younger sisters were behaving and enjoying their time with family.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 3, 1879]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 3, 1879]

Date: December 3, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing family news in Belton, Texas. Because their mother has been wanting to see Paul ever since she returned from Pennsylvania, Gertrude hopes he will be able to return for Christmas. Gertrude told him that she had been appointed assistant conductor of a local temperance club. Gertrude ended the letter early because there were visitors at her home.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 13, 1879]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 13, 1879]

Date: November 13, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing recent news in Belton, Texas. She told him that their mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, had not yet returned home and updated him on recent baptisms and conversions at the local church. She mentioned temperance meetings she had been attending and a trip she had made recently to collect pecans.
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[Letter from Harry Frear to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 27, 1879]

[Letter from Harry Frear to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 27, 1879]

Date: September 27, 1879
Creator: Frear, Harry
Description: Letter from Harry Frear to his cousins, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. The brief letter explained that Harry mistakenly opened a letter that was meant for someone else. He told the girls that he missed them and hoped they could visit soon.
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[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.
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