[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.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 26, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 26, 1881]

Date: September 26, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote to update his father about what had been happening. He mentioned a woman named Gertie, several of accidents involving trains, and his financial situation. He detailed the money he made working and what his expenses were for the month. The pages are numbered out of order.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 16, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 16, 1881]

Date: November 16, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to inform them that he planned to visit for a few weeks during the holidays and that he wanted his parents to get him new clothes during that time. In his letter, he detailed an accident between a train and the convict train in which a few convicts tried to make an escape.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 30, 1881]

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 30, 1881]

Date: November 30, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[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.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[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
[Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 23, 1873]

[Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 23, 1873]

Date: August 23, 1873
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote back to her and let her know how he was on his travels. The postcard includes small bits of local news and his current location of La Grange.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 12, 1872]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 12, 1872]

Date: November 12, 1872
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote her to let her know how he had been on his travels and where he was headed next. Included is an envelope addressed to Mrs. J. P. Osterhout.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, July 11, 1872]

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, July 11, 1872]

Date: July 11, 1872
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout. He wrote to tell his mother that he would be unable to visit this year and spoke of how his family had been. The letter finishes with news regarding the frontier. John wrote that Indians raided nearby areas and took horses.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 25, 1873]

[Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 25, 1873]

Date: August 25, 1873
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Description: Postcard from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife to inform her that he had arrived at his mother's, Sarah Osterhout's, home. He included some news about a woman who was sick and that he had received something his wife had sent.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
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