[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 10, 1881]

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Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, about how glad he is that Paul went to school. John looked forward to seeing Paul and his sister's, Gertrude, educational growth. He expressed worry about his younger son, John Jeremiah, not showing any interest in receiving education.

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[3] p. ; 26 x 41 cm., folded to 26 x 21 cm.

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Osterhout, John Patterson May 10, 1881.

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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 son, Paul Osterhout, about how glad he is that Paul went to school. John looked forward to seeing Paul and his sister's, Gertrude, educational growth. He expressed worry about his younger son, John Jeremiah, not showing any interest in receiving education.

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[3] p. ; 26 x 41 cm., folded to 26 x 21 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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  • May 10, 1881

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Osterhout, John Patterson. [Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 10, 1881], letter, May 10, 1881; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255474/: accessed September 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.