[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 17, 1880]

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Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to her father to update him on her life at school. She told him about the bad weather they'd been having, a teacher that took supper with them that evening, and her studies. She informed him of her Latin exam and that her brother Paul had arrived in town. At the end, she asked when she should come home for Christmas.

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

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Osterhout, Gertrude November 17, 1880.

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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 Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to her father to update him on her life at school. She told him about the bad weather they'd been having, a teacher that took supper with them that evening, and her studies. She informed him of her Latin exam and that her brother Paul had arrived in town. At the end, she asked when she should come home for Christmas.

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

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  • [Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 17, 1880], RICE_wrc01838

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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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  • November 17, 1880

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  • Oct. 29, 2012, 10:13 a.m.

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Osterhout, Gertrude. [Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 17, 1880], letter, November 17, 1880; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255572/: accessed July 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.