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 Decade: 1870-1879
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 24, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 24, 1879]

Date: October 24, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, regarding the departure of their son, Paul, who left home in order to manage a telegraph office in another town. John continued his letter with local news, including the county fair, various persons who were on trial, and a Methodist protracted meeting at a local church.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Envelope to Junia Osterhout, October 20, 1879]

[Envelope to Junia Osterhout, October 20, 1879]

Date: October 20, 1879
Creator: unknown
Description: Envelope addressed to "Mrs. Junia Osterhout" in Falls, Pennsylvania. The stamp on the front is addressed Factoryville, PA on October 20, 1879.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Sarah Frear to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 19, 1879]

[Letter from Sarah Frear to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 19, 1879]

Date: October 19, 1879
Creator: Frear, Sarah
Description: Letter from Sarah Frear to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing a letter received from sister Amy. She asked Junia how her daughters, Ora and Junia, were doing and asked where they would be next so she could try to visit.
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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 13, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 13, 1879]

Date: October 13, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote his wife while she was away visiting family. He told her that their son, Paul, might be making progress in the telegraph business and that a local priest was conducting a protracted meeting. The county fair was about to begin, although John did not think they would take much part in it. He ended the letter by stating that he was not sure when Junia planned on returning.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from [Geo] Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 12, 1879]

[Letter from [Geo] Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 12, 1879]

Date: October 10, 1879
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter from [Geo] Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. [Geo] wrote John to let him know how John's wife and daughter, Ora, were doing away from home. He mentioned an older family member that was about to start up a business nearby. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 10,1879]

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 10,1879]

Date: October 10, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout. Junia wrote her husband while she and a couple of their children were visiting family. She mentioned various family members that were sick and that her two daughters had bad colds. The letter ended with her story about the news of a fire that broke out in Belton, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 28, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 28, 1879]

Date: September 28, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 28, 1879. John began his letter with bad news. A fire broke out in Belton, Texas and John wrote of the difficulties he and his sons had in trying to save some of his books and papers. Otherwise, John says he and the children are in good health and mentioned work that Paul had done work in a telegraph office recently. Included is an envelope addressed "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout" and an article titled "Fire in Belton!" The article lists the losses incurred from the disaster.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Harry Frear to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 27, 1879]

[Letter from Harry Frear to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 27, 1879]

Date: September 27, 1879
Creator: Frear, Harry
Description: Letter from Harry Frear to his cousins, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. The brief letter explained that Harry mistakenly opened a letter that was meant for someone else. He told the girls that he missed them and hoped they could visit soon.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sisters, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her sisters while they were visiting family with their mother. She let her sisters know of some guests that had stopped by to see them. Gertrude hoped that her younger sisters were behaving and enjoying their time with family.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout and Family, September 21, 1879]

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout and Family, September 21, 1879]

Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout, and family. Junia wrote to him while visiting family in Pennsylvania. The letter is composed of how various family members were doing and who Junia had been visiting. She mentioned that a family member wanted her to visit somewhere else, but Junia was unsure if she would have the money.
Contributing Partner: Austin College