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  Partner: Austin College
 County: Washington County, TX
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[Appointment of John Patterson Osterhout as Attorney to Hazel P. Ford]

[Appointment of John Patterson Osterhout as Attorney to Hazel P. Ford]

Date: November 23, 1854
Creator: Ford, Hazel P.
Description: Appointment of John Patterson Osterhout as Hazel P. Ford's attorney to allow him to receive bounty and law warrants that were due to Ford for military services. At the bottom of the document, a clerk verified that the statement was signed.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, May 12, 1880]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, May 12, 1880]

Date: May 12, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing his time at school at Baylor College. Paul wrote that he and the other boys were writing speeches for an upcoming commencement ceremony and told his father that he would try to send a copy of his speech for John to look over. He let his father know he had received a package and along with other bits of news from around the school.
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 Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, September 13, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, September 13, 1880]

Date: September 13, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her family. Gertrude wrote her family to let them know how she was settling into life at Baylor College. She told them of her living accommodations, food, and the other girls that were there with her. The letter ended with her asking for some items to be sent to her and she spoke of her family and alterations she made to her uniforms.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 24, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 24, 1880]

Date: September 24, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to inform her father that she had received the items that were sent to her and detailed what a typical day studying at Baylor College entailed for her. She mentioned a reverend that came to campus and asked if her brother Paul would be joining her at school.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 11, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 11, 1880]

Date: October 11, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sister, Ora Osterhout. She wrote her sister to update her on life at Baylor College. Gertrude mentioned how she had been sick recently, a prodigious student on campus, and other small bits of local news. She finished by asking about family and talking about clothing.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 15, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 15, 1880]

Date: October 15, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother on her school life. Gertrude informed her mother why she was taking a small course load, the high housekeeping standards at the boarding house, and the food that one of the women there makes for them. She requested that her mother send her some things and tell her brother, Paul, to write more often.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 24, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 24, 1880]

Date: October 24, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sister, Ora Osterhout. She wrote to update her sister about life at school. She told her of a sermon she attended, social event, the food she had been eating while away from home, and other small bits of local news.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 1, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 1, 1880]

Date: November 1, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout. She wrote a reply to her brother's letter to update him on her life at school. Gertrude mentioned her lack of knowledge about current affairs and that the girls around her had voiced their opinions in politics. She included information about a trip out she had, a little about her studies, and other small bits of local news.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, November 9, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, November 9, 1880]

Date: November 9, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sister, Ora Osterhout. She wrote to her sister to update her on her school life. Gertrude mentioned how some girls at her school had pretended to be ghosts, a lesson she had to write to teach in one of her classes, and other small bits of news. She asked if her sister had written a letter to Santa Claus yet and if their mother was going to write her.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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