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 Decade: 1880-1889
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 10, 1881]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, about how glad he is that Paul went to school. John looked forward to seeing Paul and his sister's, Gertrude, educational growth. He expressed worry about his younger son, John Jeremiah, not showing any interest in receiving education. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255474/
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 22, 1886]
Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, regarding Paul returning home for a visit. John recommended Paul get his certification to practice being a doctor before he graduates. John sent what money he could and if Paul was able, he had a list of people he wanted Paul to try to visit. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255511/
[Letter from Lydia to Mr. and Mrs. George E. Osterhout, July 8, 1883]
A brief letter from Lydia to her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Osterhout, regarding the news Lydia had heard about their health. She hoped that her letter would find their health improving. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. Geo E. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255489/
[Letter from M. A. DeWitt to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 4, 1880]
Letter from M. A. DeWitt to sister regarding family affairs. DeWitt told her about how nearby relatives were doing and about a wedding that had occurred recently. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255460/
[Letter from Mary Chamberlin to Paul Osterhout, December 22, 1883]
Letter from Mary Chamberlin to Paul Osterhout regarding a photograph that was sent to her. She thanked him for it and asked if his sister, Gertrude, would be able to come down for a visit. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255492/
[Letter from Mary P. and H. J. Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout, January 21, 1882]
Letter from Mary P and H. J. Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout regarding news she had heard from the Osterhouts. Mary appreciated hearing from the family and told Ora that they should take good care of their mother. She included other small bits of gossip. Her husband wrote his own brief letter on the back and expressed his gratitude for the Osterhouts. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255484/
[Letter from Mary to Gertrude Osterhout, December 25, 1887]
Letter from Mary to her niece, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding family news. She wrote that since her mother had passed, things had been lonely for them. She mentioned some guests that had visited to keep them company and the death of her grandchild. Included is an envelope addressed to "Gertie Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255515/
[Letter from Mary to her Sister, June 1, 1886]
Letter from Mary to her sister regarding family news. There was a recent death in the family and Mary let her sister know that their parents' health was well while they were mourning. She gave details for the funeral in order to answer questions her sister had. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255512/
[Letter from Mary to her Sister, October 10, 1880]
Letter from Mary to her sister discussing news from family. She updated her sister on what Mary had heard from family in letters and those living nearby. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255461/
[Letter from Mary to her Sister, October 16, 1887]
Letter from Mary to her sister regarding their mother's death. She detailed the last moments of her mother and the funeral. She ended her letter by wishing her sister could have been there to help lessen the mourning process. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255653/
[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 15, 1883]
Letter from Ora Osterhout to her sister, Gertrude Osterhout, with news from home. She wrote about how their mother had been feeling ill. She mentioned briefly who was going out of town and local gossip. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255488/
[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, December 8, 1880]
Letter from Ora Osterhout to her sister, Gertrude Osterhout, discussing daily life in Belton, Texas. She gave Gertrude news about a recent death in town and about friends that wanted to send their love to Gertrude. She mentioned that their mother, Junia, had started a letter to their brother, Paul, but was unsure when it would be finished. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255570/
[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, June 2, 1881]
Letter from Ora Osterhout to her older sister, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding Ora's birthday. She wrote her sister to tell her what had happened on her birthday and some brief local news. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255585/
[Letter from Ora Osterhout to her Sister, January 25, 1883]
Letter from Ora Osterhout to her sister with news from Belton, TX. She wrote about letters that had been received from other family members and who was planning to visit soon. She told her sister that their brother, Paul, had brought gifts for them and that she wanted her sister to bring her one, too. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255485/
[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, April 14, 1886]
Letter from Ora Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, with news from home. She expressed concern over her brother's profession as a doctor since recently, a doctor in Belton was blamed for the death of a patient. Among other local gossip, Ora mentioned that their brother, Jeremiah, and his wife did not allow each other to leave without the other as they were jealous of them talking to members of the opposite sex. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255509/
[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 17, 1883]
Letter from Ora Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, with news from home. She told him that they were busy making winter clothes and preparing for Christmas. Ora let him know about a wedding that happened recently and their brother, Jeremiah, might be scheduling a wedding soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255507/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, February 22, 1882]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, with news of what he intended to do next. He planned to take a commercial class to learn book-keeping in New York and received a Valentine from an unknown suitor in Independence, Texas. He also wrote about his work and other gossip. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255483/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, January 11, 1881]
A short letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, about obtaining a copy of a journal. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255465/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 29, 1882]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, about his recent arrival at their family home in Belton, Texas. Paul was sent for by their father so that Paul could work with him in the post office. He mentioned visits he had made around town and told her he would forward a letter to her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255480/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 31, 1884]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news from home. He wrote that their father was canvassing the neighborhood since he was running for a public office and let his sister know that the family would like for her to visit. Paul requested the Gertrude bring a canary back home and offered to go the skating rink of she wanted to learn to skate. A circus came into town and the family went to see the shows. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Junia Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255501/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, September 28, 1884]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, updating her with news from home. He apologized for not writing sooner and told her that for the Methodists had a three week meeting in town. He mentioned that he had been raising mocking birds and he planned to send one to an aunt of theirs. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255502/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 9, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time at Baylor College. Paul wrote that the only news he had was school-related and he told his parents about an upcoming lecture and a study group he participated in. He ended his letter by letting them know that the bills to pay for his education was sent home to his parents. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255468/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 27, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout. He thanked his family for a recent letter he received from home. Paul described parts of a composition he prepared to give at a commencement ceremony and sent his father a copy of the speech. He mentioned some activities that were going on at the school, including a baseball game and a concert, and insisted that his father or mother try to visit. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255476/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 3, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, about his work in Lovelady, Texas He wrote about telegraphing and the train station in town. A large group of soldiers and a convict train passed through town recently. He asked how the family's livestock were doing with the danger the train in town posed to the animals. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255478/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 3, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing his time away from home at school. Paul wrote that he did not have much news to include other than a death that had happened at the school and that his sister, Gertrude, was doing well. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255467/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 8, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing his time in Independence, Texas. He told his father that he let his sister, Gertrude, read the letter from home and described how much money he had spent recently. He ended the letter by writing that he had to prepare a composition for class. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255463/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 20, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing his time at Baylor College. He apologized for himself and for his sister Gertrude because they had not written home sooner and updated them about recent events, including a night fire in the boys' boarding house that they were eventually able to suppress. He told his father about his studies in Virgil and mathematics. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255466/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, May 12, 1880]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing his time at school at Baylor College. Paul wrote that he and the other boys were writing speeches for an upcoming commencement ceremony and told his father that he would try to send a copy of his speech for John to look over. He let his father know he had received a package and along with other bits of news from around the school. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255459/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, May 22, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, about upcoming events while he was at Baylor College. He wrote about how the boys would be giving speeches at commencement and he planned to praise one of the professors in his speech to increase his chances of winning a medal. Paul requested that his father send him money for new shoes to wear for his speech and listed out his upcoming expenses. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255475/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Osterhout Family, January 9, 1885]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout family regarding his various visits to family in Pennsylvania. The bulk of the letter served as updates for how each family member was doing at the time. Paul apologized for not writing more since he had been busy. He inquired about how they spent Christmas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255504/
[Letter from Sarah Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, February 24, 1881]
Letter from Sarah Osterhout to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and family with local news. Sarah wrote about photographs that had been taken and received, although she has not received the one of herself from the photographer yet. She gave Junia news of marriages and farm repairs. She wrote of a trip she made where she tried to speak to Junia's Congressman and how she tried to speak to the President when she visited the White House. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255497/
My Roommates
A five-stanza poem by Gertrude Osterhout titled "My Roommates." In each stanza, Gertrude wrote about each of her roommates at her boarding school. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255598/
[Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, March 23, 1886]
Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, regarding requests from others that he was passing along. A doctor wanted Paul to look up where and for how much he could obtain a couple of books. The doctor was also waiting on Paul to let him know what the cost would be to get to where he was. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255508/
[Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 21, 1884]
Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, about traveling he had been doing in Pennsylvania. He told him that his daughter, Gertrude, may be staying a few months longer. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255493/
[Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 21, 1886]
Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, regarding finances. John wanted to send his son money to return home, but he had to wait until he had more. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255510/
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