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  Partner: Austin College
 County: Washington County, TX
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[Letter from J. C. Crain to William McKinley, March 10, 1897]

[Letter from J. C. Crain to William McKinley, March 10, 1897]

Date: March 10, 1897
Creator: Crain, J. C.
Description: 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.
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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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, March 16, 1882]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, March 16, 1882]

Date: March 16, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing her life at Baylor University. She told him that her examination scores had been excellent and commencement would be taking place later this year. She wrote of some of the events that the school held including debates, concerts, and essay readings. A storm had passed through her town recently and she told her brother that she would refuse to sleep on the third floor of the boarding house should she return. The letter concluded with a promise of gossip in her next letter and her sympathies that Paul has a night job. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. Paul Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, February 27, 1882]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, February 27, 1882]

Date: February 27, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing her life at school. She wrote about her responsibilities of acting as a supervisor for the girls at the boarding house. She told him of the local gossip and school events, including concerts and drawing room receptions where the girls were taught how to entertain guests. A day after she finished the first part of the letter, she continued to write a couple pages more about a recent storm that had hit the city and resulted in property damage and a couple of lives lost.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, February 26, 1882]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, February 26, 1882]

Date: February 26, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing daily life at school. She told her father of her responsibilities to check housekeeping of all the girls' rooms and to keep flirtation between the boys and girls to a minimum. The letter detailed many of the events that Baylor held for its students, including musical recitations and drawing room receptions to teach the girls how to entertain guests. She closed the letter by saying she expected her sister to write soon and that she would write her brother next.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 3, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 3, 1881]

Date: October 3, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 30, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 30, 1881]

Date: June 30, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1881]

Date: May 29, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 27, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 27, 1881]

Date: May 27, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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