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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 16, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 16, 1881]

Date: November 16, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to inform them that he planned to visit for a few weeks during the holidays and that he wanted his parents to get him new clothes during that time. In his letter, he detailed an accident between a train and the convict train in which a few convicts tried to make an escape.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 29, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 29, 1881]

Date: November 29, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout. Paul wrote his parents to update them on what he was doing at work, what his travel plans for the following month would be, and how homesick he has been feeling.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
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