[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 31, 1884]

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Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news from home. He wrote that their father was canvassing the neighborhood since he was running for a public office and let his sister know that the family would like for her to visit. Paul requested the Gertrude bring a canary back home and offered to go the skating rink of she wanted to learn to skate. A circus came into town and the family went to see the shows. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Junia Osterhout."

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[4] p. ; 26 x 41 cm., folded to 26 x 21 cm. + 1 envelope (7 x 11 cm.)

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Osterhout, Paul October 31, 1884.

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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 sister, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news from home. He wrote that their father was canvassing the neighborhood since he was running for a public office and let his sister know that the family would like for her to visit. Paul requested the Gertrude bring a canary back home and offered to go the skating rink of she wanted to learn to skate. A circus came into town and the family went to see the shows. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Junia Osterhout."

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[4] p. ; 26 x 41 cm., folded to 26 x 21 cm. + 1 envelope (7 x 11 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, 1884

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Osterhout, Paul. [Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 31, 1884], letter, October 31, 1884; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255501/: accessed February 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.