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  Partner: Austin College
 Decade: 1880-1889
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[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 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."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Mary P. and H. J. Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout, January 21, 1882]

[Letter from Mary P. and H. J. Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout, January 21, 1882]

Date: January 21, 1882
Creator: Chamberlin, Mary P.
Description: Letter from Mary P and H. J. Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout regarding news she had heard from the Osterhouts. Mary appreciated hearing from the family and told Ora that they should take good care of their mother. She included other small bits of gossip. Her husband wrote his own brief letter on the back and expressed his gratitude for the Osterhouts.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from E. B. Convers to Gertrude Osterhout, October 8, 1884]

[Letter from E. B. Convers to Gertrude Osterhout, October 8, 1884]

Date: October 8, 1884
Creator: Convers, E. B.
Description: Letter from E. B. Convers to his cousin, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news he had heard about her health. He was glad to hear she had recovered from being sick and mentioned a dispute that seemed to be going on between him and a mutual acquaintance. He told her that he would be heading to Washington for work soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Gertrude Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from E. B. Convers to his Cousin, August 15, 1884]

[Letter from E. B. Convers to his Cousin, August 15, 1884]

Date: August 15, 1884
Creator: Convers, E. B.
Description: Letter from E. B. Convers to his cousin regarding a matter that has upset him. The full details of the event are unclear and he moved on to write about his work in the office and about his ideas for his next summer vacation.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from M. A. DeWitt to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 4, 1880]

[Letter from M. A. DeWitt to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 4, 1880]

Date: January 4, 1880
Creator: DeWitt, M. A.
Description: Letter from M. A. DeWitt to sister regarding family affairs. DeWitt told her about how nearby relatives were doing and about a wedding that had occurred recently.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from B. F. Lee to Paul Osterhout, October 2, 1881]

[Letter from B. F. Lee to Paul Osterhout, October 2, 1881]

Date: October 2, 1881
Creator: Lee, B. F.
Description: A brief letter from B. F. Lee to his friend, Paul Osterhout, regarding the college Paul was attending. Lee requested that Paul send him all the information he could about the college he was attending.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from J. H. Luther to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1880]

[Letter from J. H. Luther to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1880]

Date: August 18, 1880
Creator: Luther, J. H.
Description: A brief letter from J. H. Luther to John Patterson Osterhout confirming John's daughter's, Gertrude Osterhout, enrollment in the spring session of Baylor College. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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