[Letter from Ellen Lawson Dabbs to John Patterson Osterhout, March 6, 1899]

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Letter from Ellen Lawson Dabbs to John Patterson Osterhout about her daughter, Junia. She told him how she found the name and that she named her daughter that because she could convince no one else to use that name for their child. She ended her letter by writing that she had gone to Austin, Texas because she was interested in the Girl's Industrial School. Included is an envelope addressed to "Judge J. P. Osterhout."

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[2] p. ; 27 x 20 cm. + 1 envelope (8 x 14 cm.)

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Dabbs, Ellen Lawson March 6, 1899.

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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 Ellen Lawson Dabbs to John Patterson Osterhout about her daughter, Junia. She told him how she found the name and that she named her daughter that because she could convince no one else to use that name for their child. She ended her letter by writing that she had gone to Austin, Texas because she was interested in the Girl's Industrial School. Included is an envelope addressed to "Judge J. P. Osterhout."

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[2] p. ; 27 x 20 cm. + 1 envelope (8 x 14 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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  • March 6, 1899

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Dabbs, Ellen Lawson. [Letter from Ellen Lawson Dabbs to John Patterson Osterhout, March 6, 1899], letter, March 6, 1899; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255550/: accessed November 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.