[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 13, 1881]

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Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing her life at school. She wrote about a trip to town she had taken with other girls and the new faculty and campus. The faculty was young this upcoming session and she said the campus was being built slowly. She mentioned some news she had heard from others and asked her mother about mutual acquaintances.

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[4] p. ; 27 x 20 cm.

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Osterhout, Gertrude November 13, 1881.

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Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing her life at school. She wrote about a trip to town she had taken with other girls and the new faculty and campus. The faculty was young this upcoming session and she said the campus was being built slowly. She mentioned some news she had heard from others and asked her mother about mutual acquaintances.

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[4] p. ; 27 x 20 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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  • November 13, 1881

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Osterhout, Gertrude. [Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 13, 1881], letter, November 13, 1881; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth255591/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin College.