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 Decade: 1870-1879
[Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1876]

[Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1876]

Date: August 18, 1876
Creator: Pilley, Alice
Description: Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout. Alice detailed the last moments of her son's life after he came down with a fever. She wrote about what he went through and mentioned she tried to give him Melane pills to help. Alice thanked Junia for her kind words and wanted them to visit soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 24, 1875]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 24, 1875]

Date: November 24, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote to his father at the request of his mother. He updated his father on the status of their land, animals, and the family's health. The letter ended with the news that a man named Ed had been stabbed, but was alive.
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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 19, 1875]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 19, 1875]

Date: November 19, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote to his father because his mother was sick with a cold and unable to write. Paul a brief summary of local news that included recent deaths and a musical performance that was happening soon.
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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 13, 1875]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 13, 1875]

Date: November 13, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to his wife while he traveled and worked as a judge. In the letter, he gave her news of his health, those he was traveling with, and where he was headed to next. He told her he was anxious to return home and be with his family.
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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 9, 1875]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 9, 1875]

Date: November 9, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his travels through Texas. John served as a district judge and was traveling with several lawyers. He told Junia he had arrived at his most recent destination safely and hoped that she and the children were well.
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[Letter from Junia Roberts, John Jeremiah, and Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 7, 1875]

[Letter from Junia Roberts, John Jeremiah, and Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 7, 1875]

Date: November 7, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Description: Letter from Junia Roberts, John Jeremiah, and Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. The letter started out with Junia writing. She wrote very briefly about how she missed her husband. When she had to tend to the baby, her and John Patterson's son, John Jeremiah, finished writing the letter. He told his father how the hogs, cows, and sheep were doing and that they had purchased more corn and cotton-seed for the animals. On the back of the letter, Paul Osterhout, the eldest son, finished writing the letter. He mentioned a man who had been arrested for murder and that the accused was out on bail. In the post script, Paul asked if he could have a party for his 16th birthday.
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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 31, 1875]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 31, 1875]

Date: October 31, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote to his wife while traveling and working as a judge. In this letter, he mentioned a case of horse theft he was involved in and told her about the weather and his health. The letter ended with him writing about a vote on a new constitution and how fortunate he and his wife were that so many of their children were still alive. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 17, 1873]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 17, 1873]

Date: October 17, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout. He informed his father that a friend of the family was sick and his mother was aiding in the friend's recovery. Paul let his father know he had been taking care of their land and that his mother was planning to purchase frost-oak [sic] wood.
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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 16, 1875]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 16, 1875]

Date: October 16, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to his wife while he traveled and worked as a judge. He informed her of money he had sent her way and where he planned to put the rest of his money. John ended the letter by letting her know he had arrived at his destination safely.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1875]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1875]

Date: May 29, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife while traveling around to work as a judge. He wanted to know more about the state of their garden and crops because their son, Paul, had not written much about them in his last letter. John let her know where she should direct her future letters and requested that she send them early enough so that he would receive them upon his arrival.
Contributing Partner: Austin College