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  Partner: Austin College
 Decade: 1880-1889
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[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."
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[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.
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[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."
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[Letter from J. H. Luther to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1880]

[Letter from J. H. Luther to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1880]

Date: August 18, 1880
Creator: Luther, J. H.
Description: 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."
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[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Bud, April 2, 1881]

[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Bud, April 2, 1881]

Date: April 2, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Jeremiah
Description: 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.
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[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 John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 3, 1881]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 3, 1881]

Date: April 3, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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.
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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 26, 1881]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 26, 1881]

Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, December 4, 1880]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, December 4, 1880]

Date: December 4, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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.
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