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  Partner: Austin College
 Decade: 1880-1889
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[Letter from Mary to Gertrude Osterhout, December 25, 1887]

[Letter from Mary to Gertrude Osterhout, December 25, 1887]

Date: December 25, 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter from Mary to her niece, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding family news. She wrote that since her mother had passed, things had been lonely for them. She mentioned some guests that had visited to keep them company and the death of her grandchild. Included is an envelope addressed to "Gertie Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Mary to her Sister, October 16, 1887]

[Letter from Mary to her Sister, October 16, 1887]

Date: October 16, 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter from Mary to her sister regarding their mother's death. She detailed the last moments of her mother and the funeral. She ended her letter by wishing her sister could have been there to help lessen the mourning process.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 7, 1886]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 7, 1886]

Date: June 7, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, regarding Paul's return home. John sold Paul's bike and sent him money to help him afford the trip home. John expects his other son, Jeremiah, and his wife to have a child soon because she has been staying with their family for long periods of time. John mentioned that their town, Belton, was worried that their oil well would leave town and they would have to rely on the college for their future.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Mary to her Sister, June 1, 1886]

[Letter from Mary to her Sister, June 1, 1886]

Date: June 1, 1886
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter from Mary to her sister regarding family news. There was a recent death in the family and Mary let her sister know that their parents' health was well while they were mourning. She gave details for the funeral in order to answer questions her sister had.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 22, 1886]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 22, 1886]

Date: May 22, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, regarding Paul returning home for a visit. John recommended Paul get his certification to practice being a doctor before he graduates. John sent what money he could and if Paul was able, he had a list of people he wanted Paul to try to visit.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 21, 1886]

[Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 21, 1886]

Date: May 21, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, regarding finances. John wanted to send his son money to return home, but he had to wait until he had more.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, April 14, 1886]

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, April 14, 1886]

Date: April 14, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, with news from home. She expressed concern over her brother's profession as a doctor since recently, a doctor in Belton was blamed for the death of a patient. Among other local gossip, Ora mentioned that their brother, Jeremiah, and his wife did not allow each other to leave without the other as they were jealous of them talking to members of the opposite sex.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, March 23, 1886]

[Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, March 23, 1886]

Date: March 23, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, regarding requests from others that he was passing along. A doctor wanted Paul to look up where and for how much he could obtain a couple of books. The doctor was also waiting on Paul to let him know what the cost would be to get to where he was.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 22, 1885]

[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 22, 1885]

Date: November 22, 1885
Creator: Osterhout, John Jeremiah
Description: Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to his brother, Paul Osterhout, updating him on events at home. John regretted not writing sooner and mentioned an expensive wedding that was being planned in Belton, Texas. He told Paul that he was well and that some of their mutual acquaintances had arrived in town.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Osterhout Family, January 9, 1885]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Osterhout Family, January 9, 1885]

Date: January 9, 1885
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout family regarding his various visits to family in Pennsylvania. The bulk of the letter served as updates for how each family member was doing at the time. Paul apologized for not writing more since he had been busy. He inquired about how they spent Christmas.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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