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  Partner: Austin College
 Decade: 1880-1889
 Year: 1883
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[Letter from Ann Farman to her Brother, August 4, 1883]

[Letter from Ann Farman to her Brother, August 4, 1883]

Date: August 4, 1883
Creator: Farman, Ann
Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother with news of her family. Her husband has been recovering from his broken leg and began working around their farm once more. Her daughter has been sick for five years with an unknown ailment. Among other family news, she informed her brother that their sister, Sarah, wanted him to write. She condemned a drunken family member as disgraceful and discussed the possibility of adding family members' names to the family burial ground if the bodies were not able to be buried there.
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[Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, August 9, 1883]

[Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, August 9, 1883]

Date: August 9, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, George E.
Description: Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout discussing what he has been doing. He apologized for not writing sooner and told him what he had been doing during his recreational time. George's crop of cotton did poorly this growing season. Also, he included some news from other family members.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 22, 1883]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 22, 1883]

Date: April 22, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, regarding her remaining time at Baylor University. Gertrude was eager to return home and help out around the house. Commencement was fast approaching and she wrote to her mother about what she was going to wear and that she needed her mother to send a few items to make sure she was prepared.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 6, 1883]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 6, 1883]

Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing her time at Baylor University. She wrote to her mother about how discouraged she had been feeling lately and that the poor weather outside had her feeling unwell. She asked for news from the family and said she would be writing her sisters soon.
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[Letter from Lydia to Mr. and Mrs. George E. Osterhout, July 8, 1883]

[Letter from Lydia to Mr. and Mrs. George E. Osterhout, July 8, 1883]

Date: July 8, 1883
Creator: unknown
Description: A brief letter from Lydia to her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Osterhout, regarding the news Lydia had heard about their health. She hoped that her letter would find their health improving. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. Geo E. Osterhout."
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[Letter from Mary Chamberlin to Paul Osterhout, December 22, 1883]

[Letter from Mary Chamberlin to Paul Osterhout, December 22, 1883]

Date: December 22, 1883
Creator: Chamberlin, Mary
Description: 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."
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[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 15, 1883]

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 15, 1883]

Date: April 13, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her sister, Gertrude Osterhout, with news from home. She wrote about how their mother had been feeling ill. She mentioned briefly who was going out of town and local gossip.
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[Letter from Ora Osterhout to her Sister, January 25, 1883]

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to her Sister, January 25, 1883]

Date: January 25, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her sister with news from Belton, TX. She wrote about letters that had been received from other family members and who was planning to visit soon. She told her sister that their brother, Paul, had brought gifts for them and that she wanted her sister to bring her one, too.
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[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 17, 1883]

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 17, 1883]

Date: December 17, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, with news from home. She told him that they were busy making winter clothes and preparing for Christmas. Ora let him know about a wedding that happened recently and their brother, Jeremiah, might be scheduling a wedding soon.
Contributing Partner: Austin College