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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 6, 1883]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote her mother to update her on her life at school. She detailed examinations she had and the praise she had received for one of her papers. Gertrude mentioned visiting lecturers, letters she owed family members, and other bits of news. At the end of the letter, she has a list of items she requested her mother to send. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244041/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 30, 1881]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244040/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 30, 1881]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. She wrote to inform her brother of her life at school. Gertrude told him of the weather, that she thought she was gaining weight, and a visit she made with a woman near the school. She mentioned how she was doing in her studies and promised to write a letter to one of their sisters. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244039/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, June 2, 1881]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. She wrote her younger sister to wish her a happy birthday. Gertrude sent Ora well wishes and wrote about the future and how wonderful it would be for their family to all be together. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244038/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1881]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote home to update her mother on her life at school. Gertrude detailed to her mother some of the end-of-session events that would be happening for commencement and final examinations. She wrote of some girls who had fallen sick and a contest she had entered to win a poetry book. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244037/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 16, 1881]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her mother to update her on her life at school. She spoke of how excited she was to go home, a trip to a nearby town she made with the boys, and a list of items she needed her mother to send. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244036/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 11, 1881]
Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her sisters about her life at school. Gertrude talked briefly about some of the lessons she has, a wedding she attended, and the bad table manners of the other girls in her boarding house. She spoke of shoes she had purchased and girls that reminded her of her sisters. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244035/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, May 6, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. Paul wrote his father to inform him that Paul had been selected to write and present a speech for school. In addition to this, he told his father about the state of his personal finances and other small events that happened in the city. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth243965/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 29, 1881]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother about her life at Baylor University. Gertrude mentioned letters she and her brother received, dew berries she had picked with friends, and thanked her mother for working on a dress for her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244034/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, April 21, 1881]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244033/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 18, 1881]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth243964/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, April 14, 1881]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244031/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 14, 1881]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her sisters about her life at school. She included small bits of news regarding her studies and plans to go on a picnic. She asked about the family orchards and requested that her sisters send her a box of the fruit. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244032/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 8, 1881]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother about her life at school. She lamented the fact that she had been receiving no letters from home lately, but thanked her mother for sending the clothes she had requested. She requested money to be sent to her and that her mother and other family members write soon. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244030/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 16, 1881]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother about her life at school. Gertrude provided information about her recent exams and her efforts to study and asked for dresses or materials to have dresses made for the summer. She asked about her mother's plan to have a garden this year and when she would receive another letter from home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244029/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, March 13, 1881]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to the Osterhout Family. She wrote to update her family about her life at school. She spoke of her school work and upcoming examinations, her concerns about her weight, and a recent death. Included was a poem she wrote titled "My Roommates." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244028/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 6, 1881]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote her mother to update her about her life at school. Among the small bits of news Gertrude gave, she mentioned a musical performances that the girls gave, a memorial service, and upcoming examinations. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244027/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, March 6, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. Paul wrote about his time in school in Independence, Texas and the studies him and the other boys were engaged in. He told his father of how boring he found the city and that there were very few recreational activities available to them. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth243961/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 23, 1881]
Letter from Paul Osterhout from John Patterson Osterhout. Paul updated his father on how he was doing in his studies and had nothing out of the usual to tell him. He mentioned letters and money her received from other family members. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth243963/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 20, 1881]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, about her life at school. She mentioned a sociable she was getting ready to attend and how the other girls were worrying about what to wear. A music event was being held by the college and she had a new outfit made for the occasion. The letter appears to have ended abruptly. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244026/
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 17, 1881]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth243962/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 10, 1881]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244025/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 6, 1881]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. Gertrude wrote her mother to update her about her time at school. Among other news, she mentioned a funeral she attended, what the others were up to, and requested that her mother send her some things. Gertrude also told her mother how her brother, Paul, lied and snuck out to a dance. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244024/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 14, 1881]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244023/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 7, 1881]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to tell her mother about her return to the boarding house after Christmas. She related how her trip back went and that it was her birthday. She requested money for a dress and postage stamps. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244022/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 26, 1880]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote her mother to update her on life at school. Gertrude mentioned the Thanksgiving dinner they had at school and time she had been spent with her brother, Paul. She had started learning to crochet and was excited about being able to go home in a few weeks for Christmas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244020/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 17, 1880]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244019/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 14, 1880]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to inform her mother about life at school. She mentioned the poor weather they'd be having and the provisions the other girls had been receiving from home. Gertrude's teaching exercise was received well by the children she taught it to and she wrote of how the girls were upset they were not allowed to go to parties outside the boarding house. She told her mother she would see her Christmas time. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244018/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, November 9, 1880]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. She wrote to her sister to update her on her school life. Gertrude mentioned how some girls at her school had pretended to be ghosts, a lesson she had to write to teach in one of her classes, and other small bits of news. She asked if her sister had written a letter to Santa Claus yet and if their mother was going to write her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244017/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1880]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244016/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 1, 1880]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. She wrote a reply to her brother's letter to update him on her life at school. Gertrude mentioned her lack of knowledge about current affairs and that the girls around her had voiced their opinions in politics. She included information about a trip out she had, a little about her studies, and other small bits of local news. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244015/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 24, 1880]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. She wrote to update her sister about life at school. She told her of a sermon she attended, social event, the food she had been eating while away from home, and other small bits of local news. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244014/
[Journal of Gertrude Osterhout at Baylor Female College, 1880-1883]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth243997/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 15, 1880]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother on her school life. Gertrude informed her mother why she was taking a small course load, the high housekeeping standards at the boarding house, and the food that one of the women there makes for them. She requested that her mother send her some things and tell her brother, Paul, to write more often. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244013/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 11, 1880]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. She wrote her sister to update her on life at Baylor College. Gertrude mentioned how she had been sick recently, a prodigal student on campus, and other small bits of local news. She finished by asking about family and talking about clothing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244012/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, September 27, 1880
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. She wrote her brother and told him of all the talking that goes on in the church she attended and how concerned she was that she'd begin to pick up the slang used by her peers. She also requested that Paul send her some items she could not get locally. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244011/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 24, 1880]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to inform her father that she had received the items that were sent to her and detailed what a typical day studying at Baylor College entailed for her. She mentioned a reverend that came to campus and asked if her brother Paul would be joining her at school. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244010/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, September 13, 1880]
Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family. Gertrude wrote her family to let them know how she was settling into life at Baylor College. She told them of her living accommodations, food, and the other girls that were there with her. The letter ended with her asking for some items to be sent to her and she spoke of her family and alterations she made to her uniforms. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244009/
Minutes of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the Union Baptist Association, 1866
Minutes of the annual meeting of the Union Baptist Association in Texas include accounts of proceedings at the session, committee reports, statistics regarding Baptist churches in Texas, and other relevant notes and commentaries. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253216/
Minutes of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the Union Baptist Association, 1865
Minutes of the annual meeting of the Union Baptist Association in Texas include accounts of proceedings at the session, committee reports, statistics regarding Baptist churches in Texas, and other relevant notes and commentaries. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253222/
[Letter of Standing for Charles Kavanaugh from Providence Church, May 12, 1860]
Letter of standing for Charles Kavanaugh from Providence Church. The letter stated that Charles was a member in full standing of the church and was dismissed when joining another church of the same faith. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244006/
Minutes of the Nineteenth Annual Session of the Union Baptist Association, 1858
Minutes of the annual meeting of the Union Baptist Association in Texas include accounts of proceedings at the session, committee reports, statistics regarding Baptist churches in Texas, and other relevant notes and commentaries. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth253220/
[Letter Fragment from Gertrude Osterhout]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244066/
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout]
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. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth244063/