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[Elector Registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout]
Elector registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout that certifies that John meets all the qualifications for being an elector. The registrar of voters, R. D. Kinney, signed to prove that the aforementioned information was correct on October 17, 1872. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255641/
[Envelope from Mrs. D. P. [W]arry to John Patterson Osterhout, February, 1899]
Envelope from Mrs. D. P. [W]arry in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania addressed to the Honorable John Patterson Osterhout in Belton, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255551/
[Envelope to Junia Osterhout, October 20, 1879]
Envelope addressed to "Mrs. Junia Osterhout" in Falls, Pennsylvania. The stamp on the front is addressed Factoryville, PA on October 20, 1879. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255449/
[Envelope to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 30, 1879]
Envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout," Junia Roberts Osterhout, in Factoryville, Pennsylvania. The envelope is postmarked for October 30, 1879 from Belton, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255444/
[Envelope to Lieutenant Jeff Thompson, August 18]
Envelope to Lieutenant Jeff Thompson at Johnson's Island near Sandusky, Ohio. The envelope is stamped for August 18 and while no year can be seen, Jeff Thompson was held there when his company was captured during the Civil War. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255322/
[Extracts from Osterhout Family Letters]
The first extract is from Burgess Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout, referred to as Mrs. Paul Osterhout, discussing what he had found at the Osterhout library. He found their family coat of arms and promised to mail her a photo of it. The second letter fragment is from George E. Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout regarding a marker for Jeremiah Osterhout's wife, Juna Reno. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255608/
[Financial Claim Against the Late Republic of Texas]
Financial claim against the late Republic of Texas filed by John Patterson Osterhout with the help of Rufus Campbell as acting attorney. The claim was made on October 23, 1854 and the money owed was from during the Vasquez campaign. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255629/
[Genealogy for the Osterhout Family]
Genealogy of the Osterhout family focusing on the marriages of Gideon and Abigail Osterhout, Pelatiah and Hannah Osterhout, William and Catherine Osterhout, Christian and Sarah Osterhout, and Homer and Elva Christian. The children of these couples are listed below and the birth dates are listed by individuals where they are known. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255602/
[Genealogy for the Osterhout Family]
Genealogy for the Osterhout family with handwritten notes concerning various members of the family. The notes focused on Peter and Jeremiah Osterhout and include basic information about them and some of their relatives. On the back is a family tree drawn out with birth dates, death dates, and marriages when known. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255606/
[General Pass for John Patterson Osterhout]
General pass for John Patterson Osterhout from the Provost Marshal General's Office. The pass allowed John to travel in Texas under oath that he would not leak any information about the Confederate States of America. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255637/
Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.
Text of a speech by a Texas Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding acts committed by Indians against people living in certain counties of Texas, including the number of persons killed, injured, or kidnapped, and property stolen. The speech references a bill drafted to address the issue, titled "A bill for the better protection of the frontiers of Texas" and includes some dialogue with other Representatives. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255635/
Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.
Text of a speech by a Texas Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding acts committed by Indians against people living in certain counties of Texas, including the number of persons killed, injured, or kidnapped, and property stolen. The speech references a bill drafted to address the issue, titled "A bill for the better protection of the frontiers of Texas" and includes some dialogue with other Representatives. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255634/
[Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout, February 13, 1895]
Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout regarding a recent trip to Texas. Dickson planned to buy land in Texas and wanted to speak with John and visit him next time he visited the state. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255528/
[Letter from A. Rilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 7, 1896]
Letter from A. Rilley to her friend, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing local news and pensions. Rilley wanted Junia's husband to investigate whether she qualified for a pension since he was running for a position in Congress and might know more. She wrote of others who had received pensions in Texas, including veterans and family members, and about two women she had renting her home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255534/
[Letter from African American People of Bell County to William McKinley, June, 1897]
Letter from African American people of Bell County to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout's application to be postmaster of Belton, Texas. The letter includes a list of African Americans who live in Bell County that vouch for John's trustworthiness. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255619/
[Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1876]
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." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255408/
[Letter from Alice to her Cousins, October 19, 1884]
Letter from Alice to her cousins about family news and her schooling. She wrote about the teacher she and her sister have and the state of the school building. She told her cousins that they had to write a return letter or she would not write them again. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255500/
[Letter from Ann Farman to her Brother, August 4, 1883]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255491/
[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1898]
Letter from Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding the passing of John's wife, Junia. Ann wrote how they were fortunate to have children around to comfort them when their spouse's died. She told them they had many visitors recently and that she was hearing of a lot of deaths in the Farman family. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255542/
[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, January 3, 1899]
Letter from Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing her family and daily life. She wrote of the recent death of a politician that she attributed to drinking. She told him what she knew about their family and acquaintances in La Grange. She closed the letter by saying how things had been at home and that they had some snow recently. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255560/
[Letter from Ann Farman to Mother, October 23, 1890]
Letter from Ann Farman to her mother with news of her family. She wrote of her children's health and mentioned that her family wanted to be remembered by her mother. She mentioned a man that was looking to get a place nearby. Parts of the letter are difficult to read due to blotches on the paper fading the writing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255518/
[Letter from Ann Farman to Sarah Frear]
Letter from Ann Farman to her sister, Sarah Frear, expressing her excitement about her sister visiting soon and to let her know how Ann's newborn was doing. On the last page is a short letter from Sarah to their mother. She passed Ann's letter along and gave some news regarding her own family, including a member who was attending a National Contention[sic] on Education. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255379/
[Letter from Ann Farman to Sarah Frear, 1879]
Letter from Ann Farman to her sister, Sarah Frear, with the unfortunate news about a death in the family. Ann wrote about Veda's final moments and the modest burial they held for her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255448/
[Letter from B. F. Lee to Paul Osterhout, October 2, 1881]
A brief letter from B. F. Lee to his friend, Paul Osterhout, regarding the college Paul was attending. Lee requested that Paul send him all the information he could about the college he was attending. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255477/
[Letter from C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout, July 22, 1877]
Letter from C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote John to find out whether or not John still lived in Belton, Texas. Hurlbut wished to receive news of how John and his family were doing. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255415/
[Letter from Chaplin F. Phillips to John Patterson Osterhout, May 14, 1897]
Letter from Chaplin F. Phillips to John Patterson Osterhout discussing his family. Chaplin was glad to find another one of his father's friends and told John that he would like to speak with him. He told John that if he was ever in Chicago he should come visit. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255538/
[Letter from Chloe Smith to John Patterson Osterhout, January 23, 1898]
Letter from Chloe Smith to her uncle, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing the family. She wrote about how she and her mother were coping with the loss of her father. She told him that his son, Paul, had returned home. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255540/
[Letter from D. P. Marcy to John Patterson Osterhout, February 9, 1899
Letter from D. P. Marcy to John Patterson Osterhout regarding a debt he wanted collected. Marcy had someone who owed him money and requested that John collected the money for him. He then wrote about how his family was doing and that a family member was sick. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255557/
[Letter from David Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, July 29, 1860]
Letter from David Osterhout to his brother, Orlando Osterhout, discussing his family. His children had gotten well after having the measles and he said they were doing well after moving to Texas. The hot weather was making it difficult for David to work and he wished he had money to buy cattle and sheep to lighten his work load. He hoped his letter found Orlando well and wanted to hear from him soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255316/
[Letter from Diana Maray to John Patterson Osterhout, December 5, 1854]
Letter from Diana Maray to John Patterson Osterhout discussing daily life in Athens, Pennsylvania. Letters had been received from other family members and her children were doing well in school. In the state of Pennsylvania, the temperance movement was working to get a prohibitive liquor law passed. She closed her letter by writing about what she felt made a real friend and hoped she would meet John in this life or the next. She included two locks of hair, one from each of her sons. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255305/
[Letter from E. A. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, August 22, 1890]
Letter from E. A. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout asking if family John was a part of the New York state family. He told John the name of his father and grandfather and that he would be interested in hearing from him again. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255521/
[Letter from E. B. Convers to Gertrude Osterhout, October 8, 1884]
Letter from E. B. Convers to his cousin, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news he had heard about her health. He was glad to hear she had recovered from being sick and mentioned a dispute that seemed to be going on between him and a mutual acquaintance. He told her that he would be heading to Washington for work soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Gertrude Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255499/
[Letter from E. B. Convers to his Cousin, August 15, 1884]
Letter from E. B. Convers to his cousin regarding a matter that has upset him. The full details of the event are unclear and he moved on to write about his work in the office and about his ideas for his next summer vacation. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255498/
[Letter from E. H. R. Green to Postmaster General, June 30, 1897]
Letter from E. H. R. Green, Chairman Representative of the State Executive Committee, to the Postmaster General recommending John Patterson Osterhout for the position of postmaster in Belton, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255620/
[Letter from E. Kirlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, July 20, 1870]
Letter from E. Kirlin to his sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to let her know that a package had been sent out for her. He mentioned their mother being ill recently and a trip he was planning to take soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255334/
[Letter from E. Kirlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 3, 1877]
Letter from E. Kirlin to their sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. Kirlin wrote her about what was happening with their family and hoped Junia would be able to visit soon. The author mentioned in the letter that the "colored girl" that worked for the family might be leaving. Kirlin finished the letter with information from another letter that had been received. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255418/
[Letter from E. M. Drayton to William McKinley, February 19, 1897]
Letter from E. M. Drayton to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying for the position of postmaster in Belton, Texas. He wrote that he could think of no one better to fill the position. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255613/
[Letter from Elizabeth to John Patterson Osterhout, February 2, 1898]
Letter from Elizabeth to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding a death in the family. She wrote that she was grateful she had children to take care of her after her husband died and that once the estate was settled, there would not be anything she could use to take care of herself with. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. John P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255541/
[Letter from Ellen Lawson Dabbs to John Patterson Osterhout, March 6, 1899]
Letter from Ellen Lawson Dabbs to John Patterson Osterhout about her daughter, Junia. She told him how she found the name and that she named her daughter that because she could convince no one else to use that name for their child. She ended her letter by writing that she had gone to Austin, Texas because she was interested in the Girl's Industrial School. Included is an envelope addressed to "Judge J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255550/
[Letter from F. M. Law to William McKinley, February 15, 1897]
Letter from F. M. Law to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying for postmaster in Belton, Texas. He gives John a high amount of praise and states that he has the support of the administration of Baylor College. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255612/
[Letter from [Geo] Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 12, 1879]
Letter from [Geo] Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. [Geo] wrote John to let him know how John's wife and daughter, Ora, were doing away from home. He mentioned an older family member that was about to start up a business nearby. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255438/
[Letter from George and Elta Osterhout to E. Osterhout, December 1, 1892]
Letter from E. Osterhout to George E. and Elta Osterhout concerning a package that was sent to the couple. The author planned to send money to help them furnish a room. Included is an envelope addressed to "Geo E. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255524/
[Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, August 9, 1883]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255490/
[Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, January 8, 1884]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255495/
[Letter from George E. Osterhout to Uncle Joham, November 10, 1882]
Letter from George E. Osterhout to his uncle, Joham, regarding the death of George's father. George gave Joham the details of his father's last days and where he was buried. He ended the letter with saying that he and his mother were doing well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255479/
[Letter from George Robinson to John Patterson Osterhout, February 17, 1897]
Letter from George Robinson to Judge John Patterson Osterhout regarding the trustworthiness of John. The letter is short and simply states that the judge was deserving of respect and was held in high esteem. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255611/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to George E. Osterhout, February 13, 1899]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her cousin, George E. Osterhout, discussing a loan. Gertrude wanted to borrow a few hundred dollars from George and would be grateful if he would lend it. She intended to write him a longer letter when the weather improved. Included is an envelope addressed "Mr. Geo. E. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255555/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1880]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to update her father on her life at school. Gertrude informed him of her report of her grades and the two demerits she received for mistakes in housekeeping. She mentioned an incident where the girls scared a new boarder and another where the other girls were not allowed to go to a nearby party, so they lit firecrackers to attract the boys. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255561/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 17, 1880]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255572/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 24, 1880]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to inform her father that she had received the items that were sent to her and detailed what a typical day studying at Baylor College entailed for her. She mentioned a reverend that came to campus and asked if her brother Paul would be joining her at school. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255565/