[Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Osterhout Family, January 9, 1885]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Osterhout Family, January 9, 1885]

Date: January 9, 1885
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout family regarding his various visits to family in Pennsylvania. The bulk of the letter served as updates for how each family member was doing at the time. Paul apologized for not writing more since he had been busy. He inquired about how they spent Christmas.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. Paul wrote his mother a letter he promised while she was visiting family. He told his mother that he was watching Brother Smith's house while the Methodists had a meeting elsewhere. Paul was working to get into the railroad business and mentioned that the youth in town had tried, unsuccessfully, to get a dance started. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, September 28, 1884]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, September 28, 1884]

Date: September 28, 1884
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, updating her with news from home. He apologized for not writing sooner and told her that for the Methodists had a three week meeting in town. He mentioned that he had been raising mocking birds and he planned to send one to an aunt of theirs.
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 31, 1884]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 31, 1884]

Date: October 31, 1884
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news from home. He wrote that their father was canvassing the neighborhood since he was running for a public office and let his sister know that the family would like for her to visit. Paul requested the Gertrude bring a canary back home and offered to go the skating rink of she wanted to learn to skate. A circus came into town and the family went to see the shows. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Junia Osterhout."
Contributing Partner: Austin College
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, May 6, 1881]

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

Date: May 6, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. Paul wrote his father to inform him that Paul had been selected to write and present a speech for school. In addition to this, he told his father about the state of his personal finances and other small events that happened in the city.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
[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, 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
[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout Family, September 19, 1881]

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout Family, September 19, 1881]

Date: September 19, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Osterhout family. Paul wrote his family to update them on his life. He mentioned his financial difficulties, his need for winter clothes, a David Osterhout he heard of, and other small bits of news.
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 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.
Contributing Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center
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