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  Partner: Austin College
 Decade: 1880-1889
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, January 10, 1881]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, January 10, 1881]

Date: January 10, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, March 19, 1881]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, March 19, 1881]

Date: March 19, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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."
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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, May 7, 1881]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, May 7, 1881]

Date: May 7, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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.
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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 21, 1881]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 21, 1881]

Date: October 21, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, September 17, 1882]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, September 17, 1882]

Date: September 17, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, September 24, 1880]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, September 24, 1880]

Date: September 24, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Children, May 19, 1884]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Children, May 19, 1884]

Date: May 19, 1884
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, April 12, 1881]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, April 12, 1881]

Date: April 12, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, involving the state of the family while Paul was away at school. A family has been feeling sick, possibly with the measles, and John was able to make sales on some of his cattle.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 04, 1880]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 04, 1880]

Date: June 4, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, discussing work. John was writing from his place of work, the post office, and gave Paul some advice regarding how he should go about receiving work from "G. O." John hoped to send his son to school at Baylor in the fall and promised to write again later.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 7, 1886]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 7, 1886]

Date: June 7, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, regarding Paul's return home. John sold Paul's bike and sent him money to help him afford the trip home. John expects his other son, Jeremiah, and his wife to have a child soon because she has been staying with their family for long periods of time. John mentioned that their town, Belton, was worried that their oil well would leave town and they would have to rely on the college for their future.
Contributing Partner: Austin College