[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 30, 1881]

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Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout. She wrote to inform her brother of her life at school. Gertrude told him of the weather, that she thought she was gaining weight, and a visit she made with a woman near the school. She mentioned how she was doing in her studies and promised to write a letter to one of their sisters.

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[4] p. ; 20 x 25 cm., folded to 20 x 13 cm.

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Osterhout, Gertrude June 30, 1881.

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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 Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout. She wrote to inform her brother of her life at school. Gertrude told him of the weather, that she thought she was gaining weight, and a visit she made with a woman near the school. She mentioned how she was doing in her studies and promised to write a letter to one of their sisters.

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[4] p. ; 20 x 25 cm., folded to 20 x 13 cm.

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  • [Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 30, 1881], RICE_wrc01858

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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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  • June 30, 1881

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  • Oct. 29, 2012, 10:13 a.m.

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Osterhout, Gertrude. [Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 30, 1881], letter, June 30, 1881; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255578/: accessed May 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.