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  Partner: Austin College
 Decade: 1880-1889
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[Letter from Mary to her Sister, October 16, 1887]

[Letter from Mary to her Sister, October 16, 1887]

Date: October 16, 1887
Creator: unknown
Description: Letter from Mary to her sister regarding their mother's death. She detailed the last moments of her mother and the funeral. She ended her letter by wishing her sister could have been there to help lessen the mourning process.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Certificate of Appointment to Postmaster for John Patterson Osterhout]

[Certificate of Appointment to Postmaster for John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: May 15, 1884
Creator: Arthur, Chester Alan
Description: Certificate of appointment to Postmaster by President Chester Alan Arthur for John Patterson Osterhout. The certificate was signed by the President and the Postmaster General, Walter Q. Gresham. It certified John to work as Postmaster in Belton, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Osterhout Family, January 9, 1885]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Osterhout Family, January 9, 1885]

Date: January 9, 1885
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout family regarding his various visits to family in Pennsylvania. The bulk of the letter served as updates for how each family member was doing at the time. Paul apologized for not writing more since he had been busy. He inquired about how they spent Christmas.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, April 14, 1886]

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, April 14, 1886]

Date: April 14, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, with news from home. She expressed concern over her brother's profession as a doctor since recently, a doctor in Belton was blamed for the death of a patient. Among other local gossip, Ora mentioned that their brother, Jeremiah, and his wife did not allow each other to leave without the other as they were jealous of them talking to members of the opposite sex.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 22, 1885]

[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 22, 1885]

Date: November 22, 1885
Creator: Osterhout, John Jeremiah
Description: Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to his brother, Paul Osterhout, updating him on events at home. John regretted not writing sooner and mentioned an expensive wedding that was being planned in Belton, Texas. He told Paul that he was well and that some of their mutual acquaintances had arrived in town.
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[Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, January 8, 1884]

[Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, January 8, 1884]

Date: January 8, 1884
Creator: Osterhout, George E.
Description: Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout regarding what he has been doing recently. George took part in a recreation of a Japanese wedding and went to see a play at the opera house. He ended the letter by telling Paul that he and another family member had settled their dispute over a barn.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Mary Chamberlin to Paul Osterhout, December 22, 1883]

[Letter from Mary Chamberlin to Paul Osterhout, December 22, 1883]

Date: December 22, 1883
Creator: Chamberlin, Mary
Description: Letter from Mary Chamberlin to Paul Osterhout regarding a photograph that was sent to her. She thanked him for it and asked if his sister, Gertrude, would be able to come down for a visit. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Ann Farman to her Brother, August 4, 1883]

[Letter from Ann Farman to her Brother, August 4, 1883]

Date: August 4, 1883
Creator: Farman, Ann
Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother with news of her family. Her husband has been recovering from his broken leg and began working around their farm once more. Her daughter has been sick for five years with an unknown ailment. Among other family news, she informed her brother that their sister, Sarah, wanted him to write. She condemned a drunken family member as disgraceful and discussed the possibility of adding family members' names to the family burial ground if the bodies were not able to be buried there.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Sarah Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, February 24, 1881]

[Letter from Sarah Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, February 24, 1881]

Date: February 24, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Sarah
Description: Letter from Sarah Osterhout to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and family with local news. Sarah wrote about photographs that had been taken and received, although she has not received the one of herself from the photographer yet. She gave Junia news of marriages and farm repairs. She wrote of a trip she made where she tried to speak to Junia's Congressman and how she tried to speak to the President when she visited the White House.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, August 9, 1883]

[Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, August 9, 1883]

Date: August 9, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, George E.
Description: Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout discussing what he has been doing. He apologized for not writing sooner and told him what he had been doing during his recreational time. George's crop of cotton did poorly this growing season. Also, he included some news from other family members.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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