[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 30, 1879]

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Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, discussing family life since Paul's departure to work at a telegraph office in another city. He told his son about the recent successful sales of poultry he made and that he had hopes for Paul's future career. John gave his son advice and hoped he would be able to come home and visit soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout."

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[3] p. ; 27 x 21 cm., or smaller + 1 envelope (9 x 14 cm.)

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Osterhout, John Patterson October 30, 1879.

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Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, discussing family life since Paul's departure to work at a telegraph office in another city. He told his son about the recent successful sales of poultry he made and that he had hopes for Paul's future career. John gave his son advice and hoped he would be able to come home and visit soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout."

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[3] p. ; 27 x 21 cm., or smaller + 1 envelope (9 x 14 cm.)

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Osterhout Papers

As a collaborative project, Austin College and Rice University contributed each of their collections of the Osterhout family papers to the Portal. The two institutions pooled their respective collections to provide access to almost 500 items comprising an extensive collection of official documents, postcards, and letters.

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  • October 30, 1879

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  • Oct. 29, 2012, 10:13 a.m.

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Osterhout, John Patterson. [Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 30, 1879], letter, October 30, 1879; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255447/: accessed September 28, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.