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 County: Washington County, TX
[Appointment of John Patterson Osterhout as Attorney to Hazel P. Ford]

[Appointment of John Patterson Osterhout as Attorney to Hazel P. Ford]

Date: November 23, 1854
Creator: Ford, Hazel P.
Description: Appointment of John Patterson Osterhout as Hazel P. Ford's attorney to allow him to receive bounty and law warrants that were due to Ford for military services. At the bottom of the document, a clerk verified that the statement was signed.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, March 16, 1882]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, March 16, 1882]

Date: March 16, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing her life at Baylor University. She told him that her examination scores had been excellent and commencement would be taking place later this year. She wrote of some of the events that the school held including debates, concerts, and essay readings. A storm had passed through her town recently and she told her brother that she would refuse to sleep on the third floor of the boarding house should she return. The letter concluded with a promise of gossip in her next letter and her sympathies that Paul has a night job. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. Paul Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 6, 1883]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 6, 1883]

Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing her time at Baylor University. She wrote to her mother about how discouraged she had been feeling lately and that the poor weather outside had her feeling unwell. She asked for news from the family and said she would be writing her sisters soon.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 3, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 3, 1881]

Date: October 3, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, regarding news she had heard about his arrival. She had heard from several girls that Paul had been seen in a nearby town and would be visiting only to learn that someone else had been mistaken for him. She told her brother he needed to hurry back and that the girls were asking about him. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. Paul Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
My Roommates

My Roommates

Date: 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: A five-stanza poem by Gertrude Osterhout titled "My Roommates." In each stanza, Gertrude wrote about each of her roommates at her boarding school.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, February 27, 1882]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, February 27, 1882]

Date: February 27, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing her life at school. She wrote about her responsibilities of acting as a supervisor for the girls at the boarding house. She told him of the local gossip and school events, including concerts and drawing room receptions where the girls were taught how to entertain guests. A day after she finished the first part of the letter, she continued to write a couple pages more about a recent storm that had hit the city and resulted in property damage and a couple of lives lost.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 22, 1883]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 22, 1883]

Date: April 22, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, regarding her remaining time at Baylor University. Gertrude was eager to return home and help out around the house. Commencement was fast approaching and she wrote to her mother about what she was going to wear and that she needed her mother to send a few items to make sure she was prepared.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, February 26, 1882]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, February 26, 1882]

Date: February 26, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing daily life at school. She told her father of her responsibilities to check housekeeping of all the girls' rooms and to keep flirtation between the boys and girls to a minimum. The letter detailed many of the events that Baylor held for its students, including musical recitations and drawing room receptions to teach the girls how to entertain guests. She closed the letter by saying she expected her sister to write soon and that she would write her brother next.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 1, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 1, 1880]

Date: November 1, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout. She wrote a reply to her brother's letter to update him on her life at school. Gertrude mentioned her lack of knowledge about current affairs and that the girls around her had voiced their opinions in politics. She included information about a trip out she had, a little about her studies, and other small bits of local news.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 17, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 17, 1880]

Date: November 17, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to her father to update him on her life at school. She told him about the bad weather they'd been having, a teacher that took supper with them that evening, and her studies. She informed him of her Latin exam and that her brother Paul had arrived in town. At the end, she asked when she should come home for Christmas.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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