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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.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 1, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 1, 1880]

Date: November 1, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 24, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 24, 1880]

Date: October 24, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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[Journal of Gertrude Osterhout at Baylor Female College, 1880-1883]

[Journal of Gertrude Osterhout at Baylor Female College, 1880-1883]

Date: October 20, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 15, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 15, 1880]

Date: October 15, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 11, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 11, 1880]

Date: October 11, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, September 27, 1880

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, September 27, 1880

Date: September 27, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 24, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 24, 1880]

Date: September 24, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, September 13, 1880]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, September 13, 1880]

Date: September 13, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
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