[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1881]

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Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote home to update her mother on her life at school. Gertrude detailed to her mother some of the end-of-session events that would be happening for commencement and final examinations. She wrote of some girls who had fallen sick and a contest she had entered to win a poetry book.

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

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Osterhout, Gertrude May 29, 1881.

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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.

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Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote home to update her mother on her life at school. Gertrude detailed to her mother some of the end-of-session events that would be happening for commencement and final examinations. She wrote of some girls who had fallen sick and a contest she had entered to win a poetry book.

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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 Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1881], RICE_wrc01856

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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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  • May 29, 1881

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  • Oct. 29, 2012, 10:13 a.m.

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Osterhout, Gertrude. [Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1881], letter, May 29, 1881; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255586/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.