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Baylor College Record, Volume 5, Number 3, December 1902

Description: Monthly publication of announcements and literary pieces about Baylor Female College in Belton, Texas. This issue includes: A Letter from Paris, France (continuation of a traveling account), Tributes to the Memory of Miss Gertrude Osterhout (an alumna and teacher at the school), and additional notes and announcements from the teachers, students, and campus societies.
Date: December 1902
Creator: Baylor College (Belton, Tex.)
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Certificate of Appointment to Notary Public for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Certificate of appointment to Notary Public by Charles Allen Culberson, governor of Texas, for John Patterson Osterhout. The certificate was signed by the Secretary of State and the governor of Texas. It allowed John to work in this office in Bell County.
Date: 1899~
Creator: Cuberson, Charles Allen
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Certificate of Appointment to Postmaster for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Certificate of Appointment to Postmaster of Belton, Texas presented to John Patterson Osterhout. The document was signed by the president, Benjamin Harrison, and the postmaster general, John Wanamaker. He was able to hold the position until the end of the next session of the Senate.
Date: unknown
Creator: Wanamaker, John
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Elector Registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Elector registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout that certifies that John meets all the qualifications for being an elector. The registrar of voters, R. D. Kinney, signed to prove that the aforementioned information was correct on October 17, 1872.
Date: October 17, 1872
Creator: Kinney, R. D.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[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.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from E. H. Wells to Junia Roberts Osterhout, December 1, 1916]

Description: Letter from E. H. Wells to Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to thank her for the letters she had been sending him. He told her of what he and his family did for Thanksgiving and mentioned how some college girls spent their holiday.
Date: December 1, 1916
Creator: Wells, E. H.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from E. H. Wells to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 22, 1916]

Description: Letter from E. H. Wells to Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote in response to a letter Junia sent and thanked her profusely for her words. Wells went on to detail a church service he had attended with Junia and other services he had been to. He was a former professor of Junia's and spoke of news of Baylor, including the number of female students that enrolled for the academic year.
Date: October 22, 1916
Creator: Wells, E. H.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from E. M. Drayton to William McKinley, February 19, 1897]

Description: Letter from E. M. Drayton to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying for the position of postmaster in Belton, Texas. He wrote that he could think of no one better to fill the position.
Date: February 19, 1897
Creator: Drayton, E. M.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Elvira Spurgin to Bettie Wade, January 28, 1868]

Description: Letter from Elvira Spurgin to Bettie Wade discussing recent news of family and friends. She mentions that the weather has been very cold in Belton, and she has some new boarders. Someone named Loraine had typhoid fever.
Date: January 28, 1868
Creator: Spurgin, Elvira
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from F. M. Law to William McKinley, February 15, 1897]

Description: Letter from F. M. Law to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying for postmaster in Belton, Texas. He gives John a high amount of praise and states that he has the support of the administration of Baylor College.
Date: February 15, 1897
Creator: Law, F. M.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from George W. Tyler to Paul Osterhout, May 20, 1905]

Description: Letter from George W. Tyler to Paul Osterhout. Geo wrote to thank Paul profusely for a gift and to update him on his family. Ora, Paul's sister, had been reelected to her position by the Board of Trustees and a Mrs. Osterhout had a fracture and would need crutches. Geo also mentioned crop prospects and other small bits of news.
Date: May 20, 1905
Creator: Tyler, George W.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to George E. Osterhout, February 13, 1899]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her cousin, George E. Osterhout, discussing a loan. Gertrude wanted to borrow a few hundred dollars from George and would be grateful if he would lend it. She intended to write him a longer letter when the weather improved. Included is an envelope addressed "Mr. Geo. E. Osterhout."
Date: February 13, 1899
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

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

Description: 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.
Date: November 13, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 12, 1890]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her mother to update her on events back home in Belton. Gertrude hoped her mother was feeling better and told her how Gertrude's sister, Ora, was doing in school as well as Gertrude's work at Baylor Female College. Among other small bits of news, she included how her father was doing and some information about the local church.
Date: September 1, 1890
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sisters, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her sisters while they were visiting family with their mother. She let her sisters know of some guests that had stopped by to see them. Gertrude hoped that her younger sisters were behaving and enjoying their time with family.
Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 3, 1879]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing family news in Belton, Texas. Because their mother has been wanting to see Paul ever since she returned from Pennsylvania, Gertrude hopes he will be able to return for Christmas. Gertrude told him that she had been appointed assistant conductor of a local temperance club. Gertrude ended the letter early because there were visitors at her home.
Date: December 3, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, January 6, 1886]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. Gertrude wrote to inform Paul about wedding preparations their family was helping to make. She also wrote that their father sold the stocks to a business he was involved in and might start up a small one of his own.
Date: January 6, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center