[Letter from Lydia to Mr. and Mrs. George E. Osterhout, July 8, 1883]

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A brief letter from Lydia to her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Osterhout, regarding the news Lydia had heard about their health. She hoped that her letter would find their health improving. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. Geo E. Osterhout."

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[2] p. ; 17 x 13 cm. + 1 envelope (11 x 14 cm.)

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Creator: Unknown. July 8, 1883.

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Austin College

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. Former Texas presidents Sam Houston and Anson Jones served on the board of trustees. The college moved to Sherman following three yellow fever epidemics, the Civil War, and financial troubles.

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A brief letter from Lydia to her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Osterhout, regarding the news Lydia had heard about their health. She hoped that her letter would find their health improving. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. and Mrs. Geo E. Osterhout."

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[2] p. ; 17 x 13 cm. + 1 envelope (11 x 14 cm.)

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Osterhout Papers

The Osterhout family papers consist of almost 500 items comprising 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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  • July 8, 1883

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  • Oct. 29, 2012, 10:13 a.m.

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[Letter from Lydia to Mr. and Mrs. George E. Osterhout, July 8, 1883], letter, July 8, 1883; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255489/: accessed January 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.