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  Partner: Austin College
 Decade: 1890-1899
[Certificate of Appointment to Notary Public for John Patterson Osterhout]
Certificate of appointment to Notary Public by Charles Allen Culberson, governor of Texas, for John Patterson Osterhout. The certificate was signed by the Secretary of State and the governor of Texas. It allowed John to work in this office in Bell County. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255645/
The Chromascope, Volume 1, 1899
1899 yearbook for Austin College, published by the Senior Class of Austin College. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth25167/
[Envelope from Mrs. D. P. [W]arry to John Patterson Osterhout, February, 1899]
Envelope from Mrs. D. P. [W]arry in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania addressed to the Honorable John Patterson Osterhout in Belton, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255551/
[Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout, February 13, 1895]
Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout regarding a recent trip to Texas. Dickson planned to buy land in Texas and wanted to speak with John and visit him next time he visited the state. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255528/
[Letter from A. Rilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 7, 1896]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255534/
[Letter from African American People of Bell County to William McKinley, June, 1897]
Letter from African American people of Bell County to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout's application to be postmaster of Belton, Texas. The letter includes a list of African Americans who live in Bell County that vouch for John's trustworthiness. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255619/
[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1898]
Letter from Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding the passing of John's wife, Junia. Ann wrote how they were fortunate to have children around to comfort them when their spouse's died. She told them they had many visitors recently and that she was hearing of a lot of deaths in the Farman family. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255542/
[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, January 3, 1899]
Letter from Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing her family and daily life. She wrote of the recent death of a politician that she attributed to drinking. She told him what she knew about their family and acquaintances in La Grange. She closed the letter by saying how things had been at home and that they had some snow recently. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255560/
[Letter from Ann Farman to Mother, October 23, 1890]
Letter from Ann Farman to her mother with news of her family. She wrote of her children's health and mentioned that her family wanted to be remembered by her mother. She mentioned a man that was looking to get a place nearby. Parts of the letter are difficult to read due to blotches on the paper fading the writing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255518/
[Letter from Chaplin F. Phillips to John Patterson Osterhout, May 14, 1897]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255538/
[Letter from Chloe Smith to John Patterson Osterhout, January 23, 1898]
Letter from Chloe Smith to her uncle, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing the family. She wrote about how she and her mother were coping with the loss of her father. She told him that his son, Paul, had returned home. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255540/
[Letter from D. P. Marcy to John Patterson Osterhout, February 9, 1899
Letter from D. P. Marcy to John Patterson Osterhout regarding a debt he wanted collected. Marcy had someone who owed him money and requested that John collected the money for him. He then wrote about how his family was doing and that a family member was sick. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255557/
[Letter from E. A. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, August 22, 1890]
Letter from E. A. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout asking if family John was a part of the New York state family. He told John the name of his father and grandfather and that he would be interested in hearing from him again. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255521/
[Letter from E. H. R. Green to Postmaster General, June 30, 1897]
Letter from E. H. R. Green, Chairman Representative of the State Executive Committee, to the Postmaster General recommending John Patterson Osterhout for the position of postmaster in Belton, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255620/
[Letter from E. M. Drayton to William McKinley, February 19, 1897]
Letter from E. M. Drayton to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying for the position of postmaster in Belton, Texas. He wrote that he could think of no one better to fill the position. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255613/
[Letter from Elizabeth to John Patterson Osterhout, February 2, 1898]
Letter from Elizabeth to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding a death in the family. She wrote that she was grateful she had children to take care of her after her husband died and that once the estate was settled, there would not be anything she could use to take care of herself with. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255541/
[Letter from Ellen Lawson Dabbs to John Patterson Osterhout, March 6, 1899]
Letter from Ellen Lawson Dabbs to John Patterson Osterhout about her daughter, Junia. She told him how she found the name and that she named her daughter that because she could convince no one else to use that name for their child. She ended her letter by writing that she had gone to Austin, Texas because she was interested in the Girl's Industrial School. Included is an envelope addressed to "Judge J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255550/
[Letter from F. M. Law to William McKinley, February 15, 1897]
Letter from F. M. Law to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying for postmaster in Belton, Texas. He gives John a high amount of praise and states that he has the support of the administration of Baylor College. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255612/
[Letter from George and Elta Osterhout to E. Osterhout, December 1, 1892]
Letter from E. Osterhout to George E. and Elta Osterhout concerning a package that was sent to the couple. The author planned to send money to help them furnish a room. Included is an envelope addressed to "Geo E. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255524/
[Letter from George Robinson to John Patterson Osterhout, February 17, 1897]
Letter from George Robinson to Judge John Patterson Osterhout regarding the trustworthiness of John. The letter is short and simply states that the judge was deserving of respect and was held in high esteem. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255611/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to George E. Osterhout, February 13, 1899]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her cousin, George E. Osterhout, discussing a loan. Gertrude wanted to borrow a few hundred dollars from George and would be grateful if he would lend it. She intended to write him a longer letter when the weather improved. Included is an envelope addressed "Mr. Geo. E. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255555/
[Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout, December 5, 1896]
Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout regarding questions he had about the Osterhout family. He asked John where an older member of the family was born and who her parents were so he could trace the family farther back. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255532/
[Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout, December 8, 1896]
Letter from H. J. Bardwell to his cousin, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding their family tree. Bardwell had been spending his time in the library trying to trace the Osterhout family back to the first settler and shared what he had found so far. He asked John for clarification on what he had told Bardwell about the family before and hoped to hear back soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255530/
[Letter from Harry Harris to William McKinley, March 23, 1897]
Letter from Harry Harris to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout running for postmaster in Belton, Texas. He endorsed John's run for office and told President McKinley that the appointment would be favorable. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255614/
[Letter from J. C. Crain to William McKinley, March 10, 1897]
Letter from J. C. Crain, the chairman of the 19th Senatorial district in Texas, to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying to become the postmaster of Belton, Texas. Crain wrote of how highly he thought of John and recommended him for the position. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255616/
[Letter from J. H. James to John Patterson Osterhout, July 2, 1899]
Letter from J. H. James to John Patterson Osterhout regarding an outstanding debt. James was upset that John refused any aid for a debt that James was trying to repay despite the help James has given John's family over the years. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255556/
[Letter from J. R. Hartley to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 29, 1892]
Letter from J. R. Hartley to Hartley's siblings, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing Hartley's family. Hartley told them how the children were doing in school and that one of their daughters was going to become a teacher. The letter is composed of local gossip and let them know that an acquaintance had inquired about them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255522/
[Letter from J. R. Hartley to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, August 4, 1892]
Letter from J. R. Hartley to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and family with local news. She thanked them for sending their condolences for the death of a child. She gave news of how their son, Paul Osterhout, was doing while he visited. The rest of the letter is composed of various information she heard from others. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255523/
[Letter from J. Wheelock to John Patterson Osterhout, November 1, 1897]
Letter from J. Wheelock to his cousin, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding news of his family. Wheelock shared how his family was faring and that their small town was starting to grow. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255535/
[Letter from J. Z. Miller, February 16, 1897]
Letter from J. Z. Miller to unknown discussing the work of John Patterson Osterhout. Miller told the gentleman he was writing that John was a respectable judge and had done good work. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255610/
[Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout, August 29, 1898]
Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout regarding an inheritance. James told John he was entitled to one tenth of the money a family member would receive for property that was being sold after someone's death. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255545/
[Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout, March 7, 1899]
Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout regarding a deed. James told him that he sent along a deed that John needed to sign and have notarized before sending it back. Money would be sent later for the sale of a mill property. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255549/
[Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout, March 30, 1899]
Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout regarding inheritance money. James sent a draft for less than $400 and told John that he would continue to look after his interests in these affairs. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255548/
[Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout, October 21, 1898]
A brief letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout concerning legal matters. It appears there is trouble concerning the death of someone and an estate that had no will. James, an attorney, advises that John sue for his share having been used for a time before everything was sorted out. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John Patterson Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255539/
[Letter from John Hill to Gertrude Osterhout, December 7, 1895]
Letter from John Hill to Gertrude Osterhout updating her about his life in Brazil. He was glad to hear she was well and told Gertrude about mutual acquaintances that he had heard from. The letter concluded with him describing how he was doing and the area he was residing in. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Gertie Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255529/
[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, August 31, 1890]
Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding a trip Jeremiah and his mother were taking to visit family out of state. Jeremiah updated his father on how their family was doing and informed him that he was in need of glasses. Jeremiah said he had been feeling homesick and wanted to receive letters from home often. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255519/
[Letter from John M. Garman to John Patterson Osterhout, October 19, 1899]
Letter from John M. Garman to John Patterson Osterhout regarding an invitation to visit Belton, Texas. Mr. Garman regretted having to decline Mr. Osterhout's invitation to visit and told him that the next time he came South, he would try to visit. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." The front of the envelope has an image of the lobby at the New Waverly Hotel and Bath House in Hot Springs, Arkansas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255546/
[Letter from John P. Forman to John Patterson Osterhout, June 21, 1897]
Letter from John P. Forman to his uncle, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing daily events. Forman hoped that John's wife was recovering and requested that Paul, John's son, and Paul's wife, May, visit him. He also wrote that he and his mother were doing well and that he was planning to begin a profession soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255536/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to John Jeremiah Osterhout, December 10, 1895]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, John Jeremiah Osterhout, with news from his family. His older son, Paul, was living poorly, but was about to make a fortune. His wife, Junia, believed she was sick again and the family was trying to make her rest. He let Jeremiah know that his daughter was doing well and wanted to see him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255526/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to William McKinley, June 1897]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to President William McKinley regarding his application to be postmaster in Belton, Texas. John detailed all of the offices he had previously held and expressed his devotion to the Republican Party. He told the President that he hoped for reappointment to the position of postmaster. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255617/
[Letter from N. G. Lattimore to William McKinley, March 18, 1897]
Letter from L. G. Lattimore to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying for the position of postmaster in Belton, Texas. Mr. Lattimore praised John and stated that his appointment to postmaster would be looked upon well by residents of Belton. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255615/
[Letter from Ora Osterhout to her Family, November 22, 1822]
Letter from Ora Osterhout to her family regarding her arrival at Austin. She detailed her trip down there and told her family that she had arrived safely. Ora enrolled in the local university after she settled into the boarding school. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255533/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to his Cousins and Friends, November 23, 1890]
Letter from Pelatiah Osterhout to cousins and friends discussing their family. He was a distant relative and was contacted by John Paterson Osterhout. He told them about his life and the origin of the Osterhout family. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255517/
[Letter from R. B. Goosby to John Patterson Osterhout, May 3, 1897]
Letter from R. B. Goosby to John Patterson Osterhout briefly discussing recent events. Goosby mentioned he was paying for stenography and that his wife was sick. He hoped to receive another letter from John soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255618/
[Letter from Sarah Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, August, 1898]
Letter from Sarah Osterhout to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, with news of how she had been doing. She and her sister had been spending time together lately and hoped that John's son, Paul, would move closer to the rest of the family. She quoted scripture to her brother and told him she expected to be home later in the fall. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255544/
[Letter from Sarah Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 13, 1899]
Letter from Sarah Osterhout to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, concerning her difficulties. Sarah had been spending the past several weeks taking care of John's son, John Jeremiah Osterhout, and Jeremiah's daughter, Rua. She was having financial difficulties due to Jeremiah's debt and medical expenses. She needed to send her brother money for property that had been sold, but felt he was asking for too much. Included is an envelope addressed "Mr. John Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255554/
[Letter from Sarah Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 23, 1899]
Letter from Sarah Osterhout to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing troubles she has been having. She asked if she could buy his share of land and that money was tight for her. John's son, John Jeremiah Osterhout, and Jeremiah's daughter had succumbed to illness and Sarah wanted to know what her brother wanted to do. In the post-script, Sarah mentioned that her brother had begun a lawsuit against her and wished he would wait. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255552/
[Letter from Silas O. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 18, 1895]
Letter from Silas O. Osterhout to his cousin, John Patterson Osterhout, about tracing the family line of Osterhout. Silas believed that if they did, they would be able to gain a great deal in inheritance. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout ESQ." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255527/
[Letter from Silas O. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 24, 1894]
Letter from Silas O. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout on stationary for the Centre Bank in Montana. S. O. Osterhout wrote to find out if he and John were related. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout Esq." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255525/
[Letter from W. W. Culver, Jr. to John Patterson Osterhout, March 27, 1899]
Letter from W. W. Culver Jr. to John Patterson Osterhout regarding recent events. Culver told him that he had been very sick, but had recovered and that he was going to see an acquaintance of John's daughter. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout Esq." and there is an image of a steel range and furnace. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255516/
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