[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 31, 1875]

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Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote to his wife while traveling and working as a judge. In this letter, he mentioned a case of horse theft he was involved in and told her about the weather and his health. The letter ended with him writing about a vote on a new constitution and how fortunate he and his wife were that so many of their children were still alive. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."

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[7] p. ; 21 x 26 cm., folded to 21 x 13 cm. + 1 envelope (9 x 14 cm.)

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Osterhout, John Patterson October 31, 1875.

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Founded in 1849, this private liberal arts college first opened its doors in Huntsville and is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas still operating under its original name and charter. The college moved to Sherman following three yellow fever epidemics, the Civil War, and financial troubles.

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Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote to his wife while traveling and working as a judge. In this letter, he mentioned a case of horse theft he was involved in and told her about the weather and his health. The letter ended with him writing about a vote on a new constitution and how fortunate he and his wife were that so many of their children were still alive. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."

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[7] p. ; 21 x 26 cm., folded to 21 x 13 cm. + 1 envelope (9 x 14 cm.)

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Osterhout Papers

The Osterhout family papers consist of an extensive collection of official documents, postcards, and letters. John Patterson Osterhout published The Bellville Countryman and was influential in the area.

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  • October 31, 1875

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Osterhout, John Patterson. [Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 31, 1875], letter, October 31, 1875; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255399/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.