[Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout, December 8, 1896]

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Letter from H. J. Bardwell to his cousin, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding their family tree. Bardwell had been spending his time in the library trying to trace the Osterhout family back to the first settler and shared what he had found so far. He asked John for clarification on what he had told Bardwell about the family before and hoped to hear back soon.

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[4] p. ; 24 x 14 cm. + 1 envelope (9 x 16 cm.)

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Bardwell, H. J. December 8, 1896.

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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. 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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Letter from H. J. Bardwell to his cousin, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding their family tree. Bardwell had been spending his time in the library trying to trace the Osterhout family back to the first settler and shared what he had found so far. He asked John for clarification on what he had told Bardwell about the family before and hoped to hear back soon.

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[4] p. ; 24 x 14 cm. + 1 envelope (9 x 16 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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  • December 8, 1896

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Bardwell, H. J. [Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout, December 8, 1896], letter, December 8, 1896; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255530/: accessed April 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.