[Letter from Diana Maray to John Patterson Osterhout, December 5, 1854]

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Letter from Diana Maray to John Patterson Osterhout discussing daily life in Athens, Pennsylvania. Letters had been received from other family members and her children were doing well in school. In the state of Pennsylvania, the temperance movement was working to get a prohibitive liquor law passed. She closed her letter by writing about what she felt made a real friend and hoped she would meet John in this life or the next. She included two locks of hair, one from each of her sons. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout."

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[3] p. ; 22 x 35 cm., folded to 22 x 18 cm. + 1 envelope (7 x 12 cm.) + 2 locks of hair (8 x 2 cm., or smaller)

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Maray, Diana December 5, 1854.

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Letter from Diana Maray to John Patterson Osterhout discussing daily life in Athens, Pennsylvania. Letters had been received from other family members and her children were doing well in school. In the state of Pennsylvania, the temperance movement was working to get a prohibitive liquor law passed. She closed her letter by writing about what she felt made a real friend and hoped she would meet John in this life or the next. She included two locks of hair, one from each of her sons. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout."

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[3] p. ; 22 x 35 cm., folded to 22 x 18 cm. + 1 envelope (7 x 12 cm.) + 2 locks of hair (8 x 2 cm., or smaller)

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  • December 5, 1854

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Maray, Diana. [Letter from Diana Maray to John Patterson Osterhout, December 5, 1854], letter, December 5, 1854; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255305/: accessed December 9, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.