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 Decade: 1870-1879
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. Paul wrote his mother a letter he promised while she was visiting family. He told his mother that he was watching Brother Smith's house while the Methodists had a meeting elsewhere. Paul was working to get into the railroad business and mentioned that the youth in town had tried, unsuccessfully, to get a dance started. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout to Family, September 6, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout to Family, September 6, 1879]

Date: September 6, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and children. He wrote his wife while she was away. He told her that their son, Paul, was house-sitting for someone in the neighborhood and had the unfortunate news that a woman's baby had died.
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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 26, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 26, 1879]

Date: August 26, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote about how their family was faring while Junia was away. He mentioned a church meeting they attended recently that saw many baptisms and conversions. He told her that he would send her money around Christmas if she wanted to return home.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1879]

Date: August 18, 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 updated her about how their family was doing, a trade he made, and an event that their children attended. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. Osterhout."
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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, July 17, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, July 17, 1879]

Date: July 17, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife from his travels and informed her that he had finished court, but would be unable to return home until he raised the means to get back.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from M. A. DeWitt to Junia Roberts Osterhout, December 8, 1878]

[Letter from M. A. DeWitt to Junia Roberts Osterhout, December 8, 1878]

Date: December 8, 1878
Creator: Mitt, M. A.
Description: Letter from M. A. DeWitt to sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. DeWitt's letter was composed of varied news of the family. The letter ended with Mitt informing Junia that a gift for Junia's daughter, Gertrude, would be arriving in time for Christmas. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from J. R. Roberts to Sister, November 24, 1878]

[Letter from J. R. Roberts to Sister, November 24, 1878]

Date: November 24, 1878
Creator: Roberts, J. R.
Description: Letter from J. R. Roberts to sister. J. R. thanked his sister for gifts that were sent and went on to update her on what was happening in their families' lives. The letter ended with a mention that people were searching for land claims in the area and the author wanted their mother to not worry about them.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout and Family, September 24, 1878]

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout and Family, September 24, 1878]

Date: September 24, 1878
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout, and family. Junia wrote her husband and children while she was visiting family in Pennsylvania. She told them who she had been seeing and still needed to stay with. Junia let her family know that she wanted to return before Christmas, but needed money sent to her.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 14, 1878]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 14, 1878]

Date: September 13, 1878
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote her from his travels. He had been able to attend the New York State Fair and wished his family had been there to see it. He let his wife know he would be returning with a trunk of gifts for her and their children. He planned to head home in less two weeks.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 3, 1878]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 3, 1878]

Date: September 3, 1878
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to her while traveling. He informed her that he may be changing the route of his trip to go through Washington City. John said he was going to make the most of his trip and that he missed his family.
Contributing Partner: Austin College