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 Decade: 1870-1879
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, August 22, 1878]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, August 22, 1878]

Date: August 22, 1878
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout. John wrote to his son from his visit with his mother. He mentioned a few land deals he wanted to look into and that his mother offered to give him his father's old desk. John showed interest in starting up a sheep ranch. In the post-script, John said that an aunt might not have much longer to live.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from E. Kirlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 3, 1877]

[Letter from E. Kirlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 3, 1877]

Date: September 3, 1877
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Description: Letter from E. Kirlin to their sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. Kirlin wrote her about what was happening with their family and hoped Junia would be able to visit soon. The author mentioned in the letter that the "colored girl" that worked for the family might be leaving. Kirlin finished the letter with information from another letter that had been received.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout, July 22, 1877]

[Letter from C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout, July 22, 1877]

Date: July 22, 1877
Creator: Hurlbut. C. F.
Description: Letter from C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote John to find out whether or not John still lived in Belton, Texas. Hurlbut wished to receive news of how John and his family were doing. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, May 20, 1877]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, May 20, 1877]

Date: May 20, 1877
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout. He wrote his mother to let her know how his family was doing. He told her he was sorry to hear that someone was sick and gave his recommendation to have the man inhale smoke to help him. He then went on to write about his beliefs that inhaling smoke was good for the lungs and that he learned this from inhaling smoke from a campfire.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter to Junia Roberts Osterhout from her Sister, December 2, 1876]

[Letter to Junia Roberts Osterhout from her Sister, December 2, 1876]

Date: December 2, 1876
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter from her sister to Junia Roberts Osterhout regarding her life in West Virginia. Her husband received an engineer position from the government in public improvements and was sent to West Virginia. They were residing in a boarding house and she mentioned that there was a young man there who was also from Pennsylvania. She expressed regret that Junia and her husband had not visited last summer and hoped at least John could come see them. She concluded the letter with news concerning their mother. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Postcard from Paster G. S. Bailey to Sarah Osterhout, December 21, 1876]

[Postcard from Paster G. S. Bailey to Sarah Osterhout, December 21, 1876]

Date: December 1876
Creator: Bailey, G. S.
Description: Postcard from Pastor G. S. Bailey to Sarah Osterhout. The postcard detailed the information for the Baptist Centennial at Pittston, Pennsylvania.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Pastor G. S. Bailey to Sarah Osterhout, November 17, 1876]

[Letter from Pastor G. S. Bailey to Sarah Osterhout, November 17, 1876]

Date: November 17, 1876
Creator: Bailey, G. S.
Description: Letter from Pastor G. S. Bailey to Sarah Osterhout. The letter served as an invitation to a Baptist Centennial in Pittson, Pennsylvania. Sarah's mother was one of the first persons baptized at the church, and the pastor said he wanted Sarah and any guests she might bring to attend.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, November 21, 1876]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, November 21, 1876]

Date: November 12, 1876
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout. He wrote his mother to tell her that his children are in good health and that Junia is recovering from an illness. Also, he and his son Paul are planning to start a ranching business with their sheep.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Sarah Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout and Family, September 16, 1876]

[Letter from Sarah Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout and Family, September 16, 1876]

Date: September 16, 1876
Creator: Osterhout, Sarah
Description: Letter from Sarah Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, her sister Junia Roberts Osterhout, and their children. In the first part of her letter, she wrote about a recent visit with her parents and how they had been holding up. The second part consisted of local gossip about old friends of Junia and the parts of the family in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Pellra Maoming to Gertrude Osterhout, August 21, 1876]

[Letter from Pellra Maoming to Gertrude Osterhout, August 21, 1876]

Date: August 21, 1876
Creator: Maoming, Pellra
Description: Letter from Pellra Maoming to Gertrude Osterhout. She wrote her friend the last week of vacation from school. The letter was composed of what Pellra and her family had been occupied with since last seeing Gertrude. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College