[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1880]

Description

Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to update her father on her life at school. Gertrude informed him of her report of her grades and the two demerits she received for mistakes in housekeeping. She mentioned an incident where the girls scared a new boarder and another where the other girls were not allowed to go to a nearby party, so they lit firecrackers to attract the boys.

Physical Description

[4] p. ; 41 x 13 cm., folded to 21 x 13 cm.

Creation Information

Osterhout, Gertrude November 4, 1880.

Context

This letter is part of the collection entitled: Osterhout Papers and was provided by Austin College to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. More information about this letter can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this letter or its content.

Named Persons

People who are significant in some way to the content of this letter. Additional names may appear in Subjects below.

Audiences

Check out our Resources for Educators Site! We've identified this letter as a primary source within our collections. Researchers, educators, and students may find this letter useful in their work.

Provided By

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. The college moved to Sherman following three yellow fever epidemics, the Civil War, and financial troubles.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this letter. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Portal.

Description

Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to update her father on her life at school. Gertrude informed him of her report of her grades and the two demerits she received for mistakes in housekeeping. She mentioned an incident where the girls scared a new boarder and another where the other girls were not allowed to go to a nearby party, so they lit firecrackers to attract the boys.

Physical Description

[4] p. ; 41 x 13 cm., folded to 21 x 13 cm.

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this letter in the Portal or other systems.

Relationships

  • [Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1880], RICE_wrc01835

Collections

This letter is part of the following collection of related materials.

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.

Related Items

Has Version : [Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1880], RICE_wrc01835

What responsibilities do I have when using this letter?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this letter.

Creation Date

  • November 4, 1880

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 29, 2012, 10:13 a.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this letter last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 0
Total Uses: 8

Interact With This Letter

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Start Reading

Citations, Rights, Re-Use

Osterhout, Gertrude. [Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1880], letter, November 4, 1880; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255561/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.