[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, January 3, 1899]

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Letter from Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing her family and daily life. She wrote of the recent death of a politician that she attributed to drinking. She told him what she knew about their family and acquaintances in La Grange. She closed the letter by saying how things had been at home and that they had some snow recently. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout."

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[6] p. ; 19 x 23 cm., folded to 19 x 12 cm. + 1 envelope (8 x 14 cm.)

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Farman, Ann January 3, 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 Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing her family and daily life. She wrote of the recent death of a politician that she attributed to drinking. She told him what she knew about their family and acquaintances in La Grange. She closed the letter by saying how things had been at home and that they had some snow recently. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout."

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[6] p. ; 19 x 23 cm., folded to 19 x 12 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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  • January 3, 1899

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Farman, Ann. [Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, January 3, 1899], letter, January 3, 1899; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255560/: accessed June 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.