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 Decade: 1880-1889
[Letter from M. A. DeWitt to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 4, 1880]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255460/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, May 12, 1880]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255459/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 04, 1880]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, discussing work. John was writing from his place of work, the post office, and gave Paul some advice regarding how he should go about receiving work from "G. O." John hoped to send his son to school at Baylor in the fall and promised to write again later. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255458/
[Letter from J. H. Luther to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1880]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255471/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, September 13, 1880]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255567/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 24, 1880]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255565/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, September 24, 1880]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, discussing affairs at home. He wrote about his family's health and a show that came to Belton, Texas that his sons went to see. He told Gertrude that he hoped he would come to like the doctors she worked with and that his son needed to start working on their cotton crop. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255566/
[Letter from Mary to her Sister, October 10, 1880]
Letter from Mary to her sister discussing news from family. She updated her sister on what Mary had heard from family in letters and those living nearby. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255461/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 11, 1880]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255564/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 15, 1880]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255562/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 24, 1880]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255563/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 1, 1880]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255575/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1880]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to update her father on her life at school. Gertrude informed him of her report of her grades and the two demerits she received for mistakes in housekeeping. She mentioned an incident where the girls scared a new boarder and another where the other girls were not allowed to go to a nearby party, so they lit firecrackers to attract the boys. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255561/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, November 9, 1880]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255573/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 17, 1880]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to her father to update him on her life at school. She told him about the bad weather they'd been having, a teacher that took supper with them that evening, and her studies. She informed him of her Latin exam and that her brother Paul had arrived in town. At the end, she asked when she should come home for Christmas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255572/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 26, 1880]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote her mother to update her on life at school. Gertrude mentioned the Thanksgiving dinner they had at school and time she had been spent with her brother, Paul. She had started learning to crochet and was excited about being able to go home in a few weeks for Christmas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255571/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, December 4, 1880]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, discussing life at home. He wrote of a child that had died and that some of the family had gone to the burial. He then discussed in his letter how Gertrude and her brother, Paul, would be returning home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255569/
[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, December 8, 1880]
Letter from Ora Osterhout to her sister, Gertrude Osterhout, discussing daily life in Belton, Texas. She gave Gertrude news about a recent death in town and about friends that wanted to send their love to Gertrude. She mentioned that their mother, Junia, had started a letter to their brother, Paul, but was unsure when it would be finished. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255570/
My Roommates
A five-stanza poem by Gertrude Osterhout titled "My Roommates." In each stanza, Gertrude wrote about each of her roommates at her boarding school. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255598/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 8, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing his time in Independence, Texas. He told his father that he let his sister, Gertrude, read the letter from home and described how much money he had spent recently. He ended the letter by writing that he had to prepare a composition for class. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255463/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, January 10, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, about what was happening in Belton, Texas. He told her that she should have written sooner if she wanted a reply letter earlier. He regretted telling her that he had found out about her dancing at a local party and a committee had been organized to investigate the incident. He advised her to write the committee a letter lest they rescind her membership in the church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255464/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, January 11, 1881]
A short letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, about obtaining a copy of a journal. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255465/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 20, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing his time at Baylor College. He apologized for himself and for his sister Gertrude because they had not written home sooner and updated them about recent events, including a night fire in the boys' boarding house that they were eventually able to suppress. He told his father about his studies in Virgil and mathematics. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255466/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 3, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing his time away from home at school. Paul wrote that he did not have much news to include other than a death that had happened at the school and that his sister, Gertrude, was doing well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255467/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 9, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time at Baylor College. Paul wrote that the only news he had was school-related and he told his parents about an upcoming lecture and a study group he participated in. He ended his letter by letting them know that the bills to pay for his education was sent home to his parents. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255468/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 20, 1881]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, about her life at school. She mentioned a sociable she was getting ready to attend and how the other girls were worrying about what to wear. She mentioned events that were happening at school, including a music event and lectures she attended. Her brother, Paul, had received a joke Valentine's Day card and she promised to write her younger sister, Junia, soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255579/
[Letter from Sarah Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, February 24, 1881]
Letter from Sarah Osterhout to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and family with local news. Sarah wrote about photographs that had been taken and received, although she has not received the one of herself from the photographer yet. She gave Junia news of marriages and farm repairs. She wrote of a trip she made where she tried to speak to Junia's Congressman and how she tried to speak to the President when she visited the White House. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255497/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 6, 1881]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote her mother to update her about her life at school. Among the small bits of news Gertrude gave, she mentioned a musical performances that the girls gave, a memorial service, and upcoming examinations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255584/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, March 13, 1881]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family. She wrote to update her family about her life at school. She spoke of her school work and upcoming examinations, her concerns about her weight, and a recent death. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255577/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, March 19, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, with news from home. Everyone at home at been well, except for her mother who had a cold. They had four cows that they milked and used the milk to make butter to sell. He told his daughter that she should not be so eager for school to be over. He concluded the letter by correcting his daughter on her use of the word "too." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255472/
[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Bud, April 2, 1881]
A brief letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Bud with news from Belton, Texas. He wrote that he had recently gone to a ball. He discussed people who had recently fallen ill and described his family's health. He ended the letter by stating that one of their cows had had a calf and that they were considering selling one of their animals. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255469/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 3, 1881]
Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, discussing news from home and some items that she sent to Gertrude. Junia had fabric, shoes, and money sent to her daughter and told her she would have to get a dress made where she was. Her mother told her how her family and friends were doing and that she was worried about the headaches Gertrude was experiencing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255576/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 8, 1881]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother about her life at school. She lamented the fact that she had been receiving no letters from home lately, but thanked her mother for sending the clothes she had requested. She requested money to be sent to her and that her mother and other family members write soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255583/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, April 12, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, involving the state of the family while Paul was away at school. A family has been feeling sick, possibly with the measles, and John was able to make sales on some of his cattle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255470/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 14, 1881]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sisters, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her sisters about her life at school. She included small bits of news regarding her studies and plans to go on a picnic. She asked about the family orchards and requested that her sisters send her a box of the fruit. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255581/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 26, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news from home. He told her that Gertrude's sisters had recovered from being sick. He and his wife were trying to raise money to send to Gertrude and her brother, Paul, although he told his daughter that she needed to make sacrifices while she was in school. He ended the letter with other various bits of local news and looked forward to seeing her return home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255580/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, May 7, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, discussing daily life at home. He mentioned that they would be able to make some money by producing buttermilk and that they would be getting more poultry soon. John's uncle, Peter, was having a birthday soon and he requested that Gertrude write a letter to him so that he may pass it along. The letter closed with John saying that it was his birthday the next day and that he wanted Gertrude and his son, Paul, to write to him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255588/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 10, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, about how glad he is that Paul went to school. John looked forward to seeing Paul and his sister's, Gertrude, educational growth. He expressed worry about his younger son, John Jeremiah, not showing any interest in receiving education. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255474/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 16, 1881]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her mother to update her on her life at school. She spoke of how excited she was to go home, a trip to a nearby town she made with the boys, and a list of items she needed her mother to send. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255587/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, May 22, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, about upcoming events while he was at Baylor College. He wrote about how the boys would be giving speeches at commencement and he planned to praise one of the professors in his speech to increase his chances of winning a medal. Paul requested that his father send him money for new shoes to wear for his speech and listed out his upcoming expenses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255475/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 27, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout. He thanked his family for a recent letter he received from home. Paul described parts of a composition he prepared to give at a commencement ceremony and sent his father a copy of the speech. He mentioned some activities that were going on at the school, including a baseball game and a concert, and insisted that his father or mother try to visit. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255476/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1881]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote home to update her mother on her life at school. Gertrude detailed to her mother some of the end-of-session events that would be happening for commencement and final examinations. She wrote of some girls who had fallen sick and a contest she had entered to win a poetry book. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255586/
[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, June 2, 1881]
Letter from Ora Osterhout to her older sister, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding Ora's birthday. She wrote her sister to tell her what had happened on her birthday and some brief local news. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255585/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 30, 1881]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout. She wrote to inform her brother of her life at school. Gertrude told him of the weather, that she thought she was gaining weight, and a visit she made with a woman near the school. She mentioned how she was doing in her studies and promised to write a letter to one of their sisters. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255578/
[Letter from B. F. Lee to Paul Osterhout, October 2, 1881]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255477/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 3, 1881]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, regarding news she had heard about his arrival. She had heard from several girls that Paul had been seen in a nearby town and would be visiting only to learn that someone else had been mistaken for him. She told her brother he needed to hurry back and that the girls were asking about him. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. Paul Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255590/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 21, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, from when he was traveling around in Texas. He told her where he'd been traveling and that he and the family were doing well. He closed his letter by saying she should bring her roommate down next time she visits. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255589/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 3, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, about his work in Lovelady, Texas He wrote about telegraphing and the train station in town. A large group of soldiers and a convict train passed through town recently. He asked how the family's livestock were doing with the danger the train in town posed to the animals. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255478/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 13, 1881]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing her life at school. She wrote about a trip to town she had taken with other girls and the new faculty and campus. The faculty was young this upcoming session and she said the campus was being built slowly. She mentioned some news she had heard from others and asked her mother about mutual acquaintances. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255591/
[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 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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255484/
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