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[Letter from Harry Harris to William McKinley, March 23, 1897]
Letter from Harry Harris to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout running for postmaster in Belton, Texas. He endorsed John's run for office and told President McKinley that the appointment would be favorable. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255614/
[Letter from J. C. Crain to William McKinley, March 10, 1897]
Letter from J. C. Crain, the chairman of the 19th Senatorial district in Texas, to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying to become the postmaster of Belton, Texas. Crain wrote of how highly he thought of John and recommended him for the position. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255616/
[Letter from J. H. James to John Patterson Osterhout, July 2, 1899]
Letter from J. H. James to John Patterson Osterhout regarding an outstanding debt. James was upset that John refused any aid for a debt that James was trying to repay despite the help James has given John's family over the years. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255556/
[Letter from J. H. Luther to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1880]
A brief letter from J. H. Luther to John Patterson Osterhout confirming John's daughter's, Gertrude Osterhout, enrollment in the spring session of Baylor College. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255471/
[Letter from J. R. Hartley to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 29, 1892]
Letter from J. R. Hartley to Hartley's siblings, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing Hartley's family. Hartley told them how the children were doing in school and that one of their daughters was going to become a teacher. The letter is composed of local gossip and let them know that an acquaintance had inquired about them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255522/
[Letter from J. R. Hartley to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, August 4, 1892]
Letter from J. R. Hartley to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and family with local news. She thanked them for sending their condolences for the death of a child. She gave news of how their son, Paul Osterhout, was doing while he visited. The rest of the letter is composed of various information she heard from others. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255523/
[Letter from J. R. Roberts to Sister, November 24, 1878]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255424/
[Letter from J. W. Mann to Robert M. Johnson, October, 1837]
Letter from J. W. Mann to Robert M. Johnson introducing an attorney by the name of John Patterson Osterhout. Mr. Mann regards John Osterhout highly and informed Mr. Johnson that he was going to Arkansas to practice law. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255301/
[Letter from J. W. McDade to Headquarters, March 19, 1862]
Letter from J. W. McDade to Headquarters concerning Private John Patterson Osterhout's detachment. The brief message stated that John was officially detached from his unit and had to report back to his company after seven days. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255317/
[Letter from J. Wheelock to John Patterson Osterhout, November 1, 1897]
Letter from J. Wheelock to his cousin, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding news of his family. Wheelock shared how his family was faring and that their small town was starting to grow. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255535/
[Letter from J. Z. Miller, February 16, 1897]
Letter from J. Z. Miller to unknown discussing the work of John Patterson Osterhout. Miller told the gentleman he was writing that John was a respectable judge and had done good work. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255610/
[Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout, August 29, 1898]
Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout regarding an inheritance. James told John he was entitled to one tenth of the money a family member would receive for property that was being sold after someone's death. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255545/
[Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout, March 7, 1899]
Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout regarding a deed. James told him that he sent along a deed that John needed to sign and have notarized before sending it back. Money would be sent later for the sale of a mill property. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255549/
[Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout, March 30, 1899]
Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout regarding inheritance money. James sent a draft for less than $400 and told John that he would continue to look after his interests in these affairs. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255548/
[Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout, October 21, 1898]
A brief letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout concerning legal matters. It appears there is trouble concerning the death of someone and an estate that had no will. James, an attorney, advises that John sue for his share having been used for a time before everything was sorted out. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John Patterson Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255539/
[Letter from Jeff Thompson to D. N. Hennen, May 21]
Letter from Jeff Thompson to D. N. Hennen esquire informing him of his capture by the Union Army. Thompson was a part of a company from Louisiana that was surrendered to the Union. He requested that Hennen send a letter to his wife to let her know he was in good health and being taken care of in the area they were being held. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255321/
[Letter from John Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, December 7, 1873]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255374/
[Letter from John Hill to Gertrude Osterhout, December 7, 1895]
Letter from John Hill to Gertrude Osterhout updating her about his life in Brazil. He was glad to hear she was well and told Gertrude about mutual acquaintances that he had heard from. The letter concluded with him describing how he was doing and the area he was residing in. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Gertie Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255529/
[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Bud, April 2, 1881]
A brief letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Bud with news from Belton, Texas. He wrote that he had recently gone to a ball. He discussed people who had recently fallen ill and described his family's health. He ended the letter by stating that one of their cows had had a calf and that they were considering selling one of their animals. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255469/
[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, August 31, 1890]
Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding a trip Jeremiah and his mother were taking to visit family out of state. Jeremiah updated his father on how their family was doing and informed him that he was in need of glasses. Jeremiah said he had been feeling homesick and wanted to receive letters from home often. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255519/
[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 22, 1885]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255506/
[Letter from John M. Garman to John Patterson Osterhout, October 19, 1899]
Letter from John M. Garman to John Patterson Osterhout regarding an invitation to visit Belton, Texas. Mr. Garman regretted having to decline Mr. Osterhout's invitation to visit and told him that the next time he came South, he would try to visit. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." The front of the envelope has an image of the lobby at the New Waverly Hotel and Bath House in Hot Springs, Arkansas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255546/
[Letter from John P. Forman to John Patterson Osterhout, June 21, 1897]
Letter from John P. Forman to his uncle, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing daily events. Forman hoped that John's wife was recovering and requested that Paul, John's son, and Paul's wife, May, visit him. He also wrote that he and his mother were doing well and that he was planning to begin a profession soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255536/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout, July 16, 1870]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255332/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 3, 1881]
Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, discussing news from home and some items that she sent to Gertrude. Junia had fabric, shoes, and money sent to her daughter and told her she would have to get a dress made where she was. Her mother told her how her family and friends were doing and that she was worried about the headaches Gertrude was experiencing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255576/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 26, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news from home. He told her that Gertrude's sisters had recovered from being sick. He and his wife were trying to raise money to send to Gertrude and her brother, Paul, although he told his daughter that she needed to make sacrifices while she was in school. He ended the letter with other various bits of local news and looked forward to seeing her return home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255580/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, December 4, 1880]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, discussing life at home. He wrote of a child that had died and that some of the family had gone to the burial. He then discussed in his letter how Gertrude and her brother, Paul, would be returning home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255569/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, February 26, 1882]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255593/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, January 10, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, about what was happening in Belton, Texas. He told her that she should have written sooner if she wanted a reply letter earlier. He regretted telling her that he had found out about her dancing at a local party and a committee had been organized to investigate the incident. He advised her to write the committee a letter lest they rescind her membership in the church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255464/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, March 19, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, with news from home. Everyone at home at been well, except for her mother who had a cold. They had four cows that they milked and used the milk to make butter to sell. He told his daughter that she should not be so eager for school to be over. He concluded the letter by correcting his daughter on her use of the word "too." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255472/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, May 7, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, discussing daily life at home. He mentioned that they would be able to make some money by producing buttermilk and that they would be getting more poultry soon. John's uncle, Peter, was having a birthday soon and he requested that Gertrude write a letter to him so that he may pass it along. The letter closed with John saying that it was his birthday the next day and that he wanted Gertrude and his son, Paul, to write to him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255588/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 21, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, from when he was traveling around in Texas. He told her where he'd been traveling and that he and the family were doing well. He closed his letter by saying she should bring her roommate down next time she visits. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255589/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, September 17, 1882]
A brief letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, with news from home. He wrote with news of the family's health and a recent murder that occurred in town. Included is an envelope addressed to "Gertrude Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255482/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, September 24, 1880]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, discussing affairs at home. He wrote about his family's health and a show that came to Belton, Texas that his sons went to see. He told Gertrude that he hoped he would come to like the doctors she worked with and that his son needed to start working on their cotton crop. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255566/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his Brother, April 29, 1859]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother discussing brief news about him and his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He sent gifts to some friends and that he hoped they arrived safely. He had begun constructing a kitchen and dining room for his home and asked that his brother try to locate some seeds that were misplaced somewhere. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255313/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his Brother, January 18, 1857]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother regarding his time in Bellville, Texas. He was appreciative of his brother sending him news from home and told him about a real estate sale that had happened recently. People from the U.S., Germany, and Bohemia were in attendance and alcohol was passed around. Money has been short in Bellville because of the cotton and corn crops failing. John needed to borrow money and requested a loan from his brother or anyone else in the family. He requested that his brother write again soon with more news from home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255308/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his Brother, October 19, 1859]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother regarding land in Texas. He sold a couple hundred acres out of the 400 acres he bought a few years earlier. He wrote about other land he had bought and the cheap pricing of land in Texas. An uncle of theirs was thinking about moving to Texas and John agreed that he should and could get a lot of land for his money. He gave some advice for his uncle if he chose to move to Texas and recommended he should have a few thousand dollars before coming. At the end of the letter, John wrote about several pieces of furniture and cattle he purchased. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255315/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to John Jeremiah Osterhout, December 10, 1895]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, John Jeremiah Osterhout, with news from his family. His older son, Paul, was living poorly, but was about to make a fortune. His wife, Junia, believed she was sick again and the family was trying to make her rest. He let Jeremiah know that his daughter was doing well and wanted to see him. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255526/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Children, May 19, 1884]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and his children about his recent travel. He listed places where he had visited, including arrival and departure times, and told Junia about how her parents and the rest of their family were faring. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255494/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, November 2, 1879]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255450/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 5, 1873]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255380/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 7, 1873]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255381/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 9, 1871]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife to update her on how his travels and work as a judge have been going. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255356/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 9, 1873]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife a short letter to let her know he arrived at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and would be leaving for La Grange, Pennsylvania, soon. He said he would write more later. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255382/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 16, 1873]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote her a short letter to let her know he had arrived at his destination safely. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255363/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1879]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote his wife while she was away visiting family. He updated her about how their family was doing, a trade he made, and an event that their children attended. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255426/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 26, 1879]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote about how their family was faring while Junia was away. He mentioned a church meeting they attended recently that saw many baptisms and conversions. He told her that he would send her money around Christmas if she wanted to return home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255427/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, December 6, 1871]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife to let her know how his recent traveling had gone. He mentioned a group of Indians that had been sighted on the road. He asked his wife for more news from home regarding her and their children. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255349/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 11, 1872]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He was a district judge that was traveling to perform court. He wrote of temperance meetings that were being held in what he considered lawless parts of the country. Pledges were being signed to abstain from alcohol and he told his wife that future temperance meetings were being planned. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255360/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 18, 1872]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to let her know about how his work as a judge was progressing. He included information about his accommodations and speculated about the idea of raising foal. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255357/