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 Decade: 1880-1889
[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, March 30, 1886]

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, March 30, 1886]

Date: March 30, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout from Paul Osterhout. She wrote to tell Paul what had been happened at home. She included information about the weather and what family members had been doing such as how their father tried to fix their water pump and wanted to purchase more cows.
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[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, February 28, 1886]

[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, February 28, 1886]

Date: February 28, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, John Jeremiah
Description: Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. He wrote his brother to update him on the affairs of their family. He informed Paul that their mother had recovered from being sick, a mutual acquaintance wants to go into the book business, a troupe that came through and performed, and other small events around the farm.
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[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 6, 1886]

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 6, 1886]

Date: May 6, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout from Paul Osterhout. She wrote to tell her brother that she wanted to hear from him more often and what was happening with their family. She told him that Gertrude sent him some money and that their father might be able to send some too. Gertrude has been thinking about attending school in Independence and Ora wrote of a garden that they had started.
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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 17, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 17, 1881]

Date: February 17, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote of his studies at Baylor and night lectures he had been attending. He requested money from his father to purchase a new suit since he was low on funds and mentioned trains that were frequenting his father's area. Paul also asked for information regarding the family's animals because his father had purchased a new cow and the sheep would be sheared soon.
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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 26, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 26, 1881]

Date: September 26, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote to update his father about what had been happening. He mentioned a woman named Gertie, several of accidents involving trains, and his financial situation. He detailed the money he made working and what his expenses were for the month. The pages are numbered out of order.
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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 18, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 18, 1881]

Date: April 18, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. Paul wrote his mother to let her know of clothes he had bought and ones he would need sent to him by her. He told her of events going on in town, the local church, about money he has had to borrow, and his roommates that have the measles.
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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, September 2, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, September 2, 1881]

Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. Paul wrote his friend after receiving two letters from Ora. Paul informed him of the trains he had seen going by that day as he waits to go home and asked for information regarding mutual friends. He went on to write about miscellaneous bits of news he has read and other things he has seen at that station. Pages are labeled out of order.
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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.
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[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 19, 1881]

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 19, 1881]

Date: October 19, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Junia
Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her son, Paul Osterhout. She wrote to inform him that she would be sending him his winter coat and that she was unsure what Paul's father's plans were for when Paul would be attending his next session of school. She also requested that if Paul got sick, he return home.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, January 6, 1886]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, January 6, 1886]

Date: January 6, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. Gertrude wrote to inform Paul about wedding preparations their family was helping to make. She also wrote that their father sold the stocks to a business he was involved in and might start up a small one of his own.
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