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[Extracts from Osterhout Family Letters]

Description: The first extract is from Burgess Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout, referred to as Mrs. Paul Osterhout, discussing what he had found at the Osterhout library. He found their family coat of arms and promised to mail her a photo of it. The second letter fragment is from George E. Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout regarding a marker for Jeremiah Osterhout's wife, Juna Reno.
Date: January 24, 1931
Creator: Osterhout, Burgess & Osterhout, George E.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter Fragment from Gertrude Osterhout]

Description: Photocopy of a letter fragment from Gertrude Osterhout discussing her studies and other recent news. She mentions that she is taking algebra.
Date: unknown
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter Fragment from Gertrude Osterhout]

Description: Photocopy of a letter fragment from Gertrude Osterhout discussing recent news. She says that she had company for dinner, and they had duck, turnips, apples, corn, rice, bread, and pie. She is writing to one or both of her parents, as she signs her letter "Your affectionate daughter, Gertrude Osterhout."
Date: unknown
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter Fragment from Gertrude Osterhout]

Description: Photocopy of a letter fragment from Gertrude Osterhout. She wrote about her brother visiting her at her boarding house and local news, including a recent death and when she will be able to leave her studies for Christmas.
Date: unknown
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout, February 13, 1895]

Description: Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout regarding a recent trip to Texas. Dickson planned to buy land in Texas and wanted to speak with John and visit him next time he visited the state. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout."
Date: February 13, 1895
Creator: Dickson, A. B.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from A. Rilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 7, 1896]

Description: Letter from A. Rilley to her friend, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing local news and pensions. Rilley wanted Junia's husband to investigate whether she qualified for a pension since he was running for a position in Congress and might know more. She wrote of others who had received pensions in Texas, including veterans and family members, and about two women she had renting her home.
Date: May 7, 1896
Creator: Rilley, A.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1876]

Description: Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout. Alice detailed the last moments of her son's life after he came down with a fever. She wrote about what he went through and mentioned she tried to give him Melane pills to help. Alice thanked Junia for her kind words and wanted them to visit soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: August 18, 1876
Creator: Pilley, Alice
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Alice to her Cousins, October 19, 1884]

Description: Letter from Alice to her cousins about family news and her schooling. She wrote about the teacher she and her sister have and the state of the school building. She told her cousins that they had to write a return letter or she would not write them again.
Date: October 19, 1884
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to her Brother, August 4, 1883]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother with news of her family. Her husband has been recovering from his broken leg and began working around their farm once more. Her daughter has been sick for five years with an unknown ailment. Among other family news, she informed her brother that their sister, Sarah, wanted him to write. She condemned a drunken family member as disgraceful and discussed the possibility of adding family members' names to the family burial ground if the bodies were not able to be buried there.
Date: August 4, 1883
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1898]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding the passing of John's wife, Junia. Ann wrote how they were fortunate to have children around to comfort them when their spouse's died. She told them they had many visitors recently and that she was hearing of a lot of deaths in the Farman family. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: August 18, 1898
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, January 3, 1899]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing her family and daily life. She wrote of the recent death of a politician that she attributed to drinking. She told him what she knew about their family and acquaintances in La Grange. She closed the letter by saying how things had been at home and that they had some snow recently. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout."
Date: January 3, 1899
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to Mother, October 23, 1890]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her mother with news of her family. She wrote of her children's health and mentioned that her family wanted to be remembered by her mother. She mentioned a man that was looking to get a place nearby. Parts of the letter are difficult to read due to blotches on the paper fading the writing.
Date: October 25, 1890
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to Sarah Frear]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her sister, Sarah Frear, expressing her excitement about her sister visiting soon and to let her know how Ann's newborn was doing. On the last page is a short letter from Sarah to their mother. She passed Ann's letter along and gave some news regarding her own family, including a member who was attending a National Contention[sic] on Education.
Date: unknown
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to Sarah Frear, 1879]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her sister, Sarah Frear, with the unfortunate news about a death in the family. Ann wrote about Veda's final moments and the modest burial they held for her.
Date: unknown
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from B. F. Lee to Paul Osterhout, October 2, 1881]

Description: A brief letter from B. F. Lee to his friend, Paul Osterhout, regarding the college Paul was attending. Lee requested that Paul send him all the information he could about the college he was attending.
Date: October 2, 1881
Creator: Lee, B. F.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from C. B. Wade to Charlie, March 27, 1891]

Description: Letter from C. B. Wade to Charlie discussing the possibility of a railroad being built from Dublin, Texas, a recent fire, and other recent news. The letter is written on The Hamilton National Bank letterhead. It appears that someone practiced handwriting on the back of the first page, and there is a note written to Mr. Wade from Mrs. John Bevry, [?] Jr. on the back of the last page.
Date: March 27, 1891
Creator: Wade, C. B.
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from C. B. Wade to Paul Osterhout, May 29, 1913]

Description: Letter from C. B. Wade to Paul Osterhout. The letterhead reads that it was from the City National Bank. Wade wrote Paul to inform him of a telegram from John Jeremiah Osterhout's wife about her husband's death. She requested money for funeral arrangements and Wade had it sent to her.
Date: May 29, 1913
Creator: Wade, C. S.
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout, July 22, 1877]

Description: Letter from C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote John to find out whether or not John still lived in Belton, Texas. Hurlbut wished to receive news of how John and his family were doing. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: July 22, 1877
Creator: Hurlbut. C. F.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Chaplin F. Phillips to John Patterson Osterhout, May 14, 1897]

Description: Letter from Chaplin F. Phillips to John Patterson Osterhout discussing his family. Chaplin was glad to find another one of his father's friends and told John that he would like to speak with him. He told John that if he was ever in Chicago he should come visit.
Date: May 14, 1897
Creator: Phillips, Chaplin F.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Chloe Smith to John Patterson Osterhout, January 23, 1898]

Description: Letter from Chloe Smith to her uncle, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing the family. She wrote about how she and her mother were coping with the loss of her father. She told him that his son, Paul, had returned home. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: January 23, 1898
Creator: Smith, Chloe
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from D. P. Marcy to John Patterson Osterhout, February 9, 1899

Description: Letter from D. P. Marcy to John Patterson Osterhout regarding a debt he wanted collected. Marcy had someone who owed him money and requested that John collected the money for him. He then wrote about how his family was doing and that a family member was sick.
Date: February 9, 1899
Creator: Marcy, D. P.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from David Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, July 29, 1860]

Description: Letter from David Osterhout to his brother, Orlando Osterhout, discussing his family. His children had gotten well after having the measles and he said they were doing well after moving to Texas. The hot weather was making it difficult for David to work and he wished he had money to buy cattle and sheep to lighten his work load. He hoped his letter found Orlando well and wanted to hear from him soon.
Date: July 29, 1860
Creator: Osterhout, David
Partner: Austin College