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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 23, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 23, 1881]

Date: February 23, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 20, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 20, 1881]

Date: February 20, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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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.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[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.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center