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  Partner: Austin College
 Decade: 1870-1879
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sisters, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her sisters while they were visiting family with their mother. She let her sisters know of some guests that had stopped by to see them. Gertrude hoped that her younger sisters were behaving and enjoying their time with family.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 3, 1879]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 3, 1879]

Date: December 3, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing family news in Belton, Texas. Because their mother has been wanting to see Paul ever since she returned from Pennsylvania, Gertrude hopes he will be able to return for Christmas. Gertrude told him that she had been appointed assistant conductor of a local temperance club. Gertrude ended the letter early because there were visitors at her home.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 13, 1879]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 13, 1879]

Date: November 13, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing recent news in Belton, Texas. She told him that their mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, had not yet returned home and updated him on recent baptisms and conversions at the local church. She mentioned temperance meetings she had been attending and a trip she had made recently to collect pecans.
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[Letter from Harry Frear to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 27, 1879]

[Letter from Harry Frear to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 27, 1879]

Date: September 27, 1879
Creator: Frear, Harry
Description: Letter from Harry Frear to his cousins, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. The brief letter explained that Harry mistakenly opened a letter that was meant for someone else. He told the girls that he missed them and hoped they could visit soon.
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[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.
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[Letter from John Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, December 7, 1873]

[Letter from John Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, December 7, 1873]

Date: December 7, 1873
Creator: Farman, John
Description: Letter from John Farman to John Patterson Osterhout. The letter includes a list of items found at a depot. At the end, Mr. Farman briefly mentioned that the Democrats are won recent elections in his state and that he was well. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout."
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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout, July 16, 1870]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout, July 16, 1870]

Date: July 16, 1870
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother. He wrote to her to inform her about his family's affairs. He told her about his work and his affiliation with the radical Republican Party. In the letter, he stated that he believed they were the South's hope for prosperity.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, November 2, 1879]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, November 2, 1879]

Date: November 2, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and family with news from Belton, Texas. He claimed to be lonesome because his wife and two youngest daughters were visiting family in Pennsylvania and their eldest son Paul had moved out. He told her about how the remaining children at home were doing and shared other pieces of news from Belton. The letter ended with him prompting her to write more and to send notice before she starts for home. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 5, 1873]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 5, 1873]

Date: August 5, 1873
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife a brief letter from a car going from Waco to Bremond, Texas. In his letter, he related to his wife the expenses he has incurred on his trip so far and let her know that their daughter, Ora, was doing well.
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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 7, 1873]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 7, 1873]

Date: August 7, 1873
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote her a short letter while on a train on the way to St. Louis. He compared the country and farms they passed to the ones back in Texas.
Contributing Partner: Austin College