[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 3, 1881]

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Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, about his work in Lovelady, Texas He wrote about telegraphing and the train station in town. A large group of soldiers and a convict train passed through town recently. He asked how the family's livestock were doing with the danger the train in town posed to the animals.

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[4] p. ; 21 x 25 cm., folded to 21 x 13 cm.

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Osterhout, Paul November 3, 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 Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, about his work in Lovelady, Texas He wrote about telegraphing and the train station in town. A large group of soldiers and a convict train passed through town recently. He asked how the family's livestock were doing with the danger the train in town posed to the animals.

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[4] p. ; 21 x 25 cm., folded to 21 x 13 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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  • November 3, 1881

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Osterhout, Paul. [Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 3, 1881], letter, November 3, 1881; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255478/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.