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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 29, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 29, 1881]

Date: April 29, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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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 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 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 Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 14, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 14, 1881]

Date: April 14, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 8, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 8, 1881]

Date: April 8, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 16, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 16, 1881]

Date: March 16, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, March 13, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, March 13, 1881]

Date: March 13, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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."
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 6, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 6, 1881]

Date: March 6, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, March 6, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, March 6, 1881]

Date: March 6, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center