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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 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 Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 6, 1881]

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

Date: February 6, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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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.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 7, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 7, 1881]

Date: January 7, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 26, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 26, 1880]

Date: November 26, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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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 Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 14, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 14, 1880]

Date: November 14, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, November 9, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, November 9, 1880]

Date: November 9, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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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.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center