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  Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
 County: Washington County, TX
 Collection: Osterhout Papers
[Journal of Gertrude Osterhout at Baylor Female College, 1880-1883]

[Journal of Gertrude Osterhout at Baylor Female College, 1880-1883]

Date: October 20, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Journal of Gertrude Osterhout, kept while she was at Baylor Female College. The journal starts with entries on her life in the boarding house at the college, spanning from the end of 1881 to April of 1881. Between these entries and the final page, Gertrude kept quotations from different materials, including many from "Lucile" by Owen Meredith. The final entry is at the start of the new year in 1883. The journal is bound and has an illustration of a pink flower on the front cover.
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[Letter Fragment from Gertrude Osterhout]

[Letter Fragment from Gertrude Osterhout]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photocopy of a letter fragment from Gertrude Osterhout. She wrote about her brother visiting her at her boarding house and local news, including a recent death and when she will be able to leave her studies for Christmas.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout]

Date: unknown
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John P. Osterhout, discussing the upcoming commencement at Baylor University. The letter is written on the back of the Baylor Commencement Week Schedule. Commencement Week will last from Saturday, June 4 through Thursday, June 9. The year is not provided.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, April 14, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, April 14, 1881]

Date: April 14, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to update her father on her life at school. She heard that he had been asked to deliver a commencement address at Baylor and mentioned some about her studies. She informed him that her brother, Paul, did not take much interest in attending church services.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, April 21, 1881]

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

Date: April 21, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to update her father on how she was doing at school. Gertrude mentioned her report that would be going home and the shift in weather that caused a picnic to be postponed. At her college, the women saw the flags hoisted over the men's school and decided to have one of their own for their building.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 10, 1881]

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

Date: February 10, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. Gertrude wrote to update her father on life at school. Among other small news, she mentioned a couple of incidences with fire that may lead to the suspension of a girl and the use of Gertrude's camphor by girls who have gotten sick. Her brother, Paul, was working to raise money to bring a guest lecturer to their schools.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 14, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 14, 1881]

Date: January 14, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote her father to update him on her life at school. Gertrude apologized for having committed a sin and not confiding in her father. She spoke briefly about the weather and her brother, Paul.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1880]

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

Date: November 4, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to 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.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 17, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 17, 1880]

Date: November 17, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Photocopy of a 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.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 30, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 30, 1881]

Date: November 30, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote a short letter to her father and told him of her high marks at school. Gertrude told him how anxious she was to return home for Christmas. On the back of the letter is a monthly report from Baylor Female College with her marks for the month of November.
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