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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 1, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. She wrote a reply to her brother's letter to update him on her life at school. Gertrude mentioned her lack of knowledge about current affairs and that the girls around her had voiced their opinions in politics. She included information about a trip out she had, a little about her studies, and other small bits of local news.
Date: November 1, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 11, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. She wrote her sister to update her on life at Baylor College. Gertrude mentioned how she had been sick recently, a prodigal student on campus, and other small bits of local news. She finished by asking about family and talking about clothing.
Date: October 11, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, September 27, 1880

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. She wrote her brother and told him of all the talking that goes on in the church she attended and how concerned she was that she'd begin to pick up the slang used by her peers. She also requested that Paul send her some items she could not get locally.
Date: September 27, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, November 9, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. She wrote to her sister to update her on her school life. Gertrude mentioned how some girls at her school had pretended to be ghosts, a lesson she had to write to teach in one of her classes, and other small bits of news. She asked if her sister had written a letter to Santa Claus yet and if their mother was going to write her.
Date: November 9, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 24, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to inform her father that she had received the items that were sent to her and detailed what a typical day studying at Baylor College entailed for her. She mentioned a reverend that came to campus and asked if her brother Paul would be joining her at school.
Date: September 24, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 14, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to inform her mother about life at school. She mentioned the poor weather they'd be having and the provisions the other girls had been receiving from home. Gertrude's teaching exercise was received well by the children she taught it to and she wrote of how the girls were upset they were not allowed to go to parties outside the boarding house. She told her mother she would see her Christmas time.
Date: November 14, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 24, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. She wrote to update her sister about life at school. She told her of a sermon she attended, social event, the food she had been eating while away from home, and other small bits of local news.
Date: October 24, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 17, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to her father to update him on her life at school. She told him about the bad weather they'd been having, a teacher that took supper with them that evening, and her studies. She informed him of her Latin exam and that her brother Paul had arrived in town. At the end, she asked when she should come home for Christmas.
Date: November 17, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to update her father on her life at school. Gertrude informed him of her report of her grades and the two demerits she received for mistakes in housekeeping. She mentioned an incident where the girls scared a new boarder and another where the other girls were not allowed to go to a nearby party, so they lit firecrackers to attract the boys.
Date: November 4, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 15, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother on her school life. Gertrude informed her mother why she was taking a small course load, the high housekeeping standards at the boarding house, and the food that one of the women there makes for them. She requested that her mother send her some things and tell her brother, Paul, to write more often.
Date: October 15, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from George Cuffle to George W. Wade, June 23, 1867]

Description: Letter to George W. Wade from George Cuffle regarding a bill for medical treatment for the family. On the first page, Mr. Cuffle states that he is glad to hear that Mr. Wade and family are well and that the bill is enclosed. The bill, written inside, is for $45.00.
Date: June 23, 1867
Creator: Cuffle, George
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Postcard from Lillian Graves to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 9, 1911]

Description: Postcard from Lillian Graves to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout discussing Lillian's recent trip home. She apologizes for not being able to see them while she was there, but her mother was sick. There is a picture of the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas on the front, and the description printed on the back says "This is the original Parish Church and the oldest of all these Spanish Mission churches which was erected by public subscription in 1732, and it was on the roof of this building that Santa Anna mounted his cannon in besieging the Alamo in 1836. The postcard is addressed to Misses Ora and Junia Osterhout in Belton, Texas, and it is postmarked San Antonio, January 9, 1911.
Date: January 9, 1911
Creator: Graves, Lillian
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Postcard from Mrs. C. W. Metcalf to Ora Osterhout, April 14, 1908]

Description: Postcard from Mrs. C. W. Metcalf to Miss Ora Osterhout in Belton, Texas. On the front is a photograph of Mrs. Metcalf's house in Holland, Texas. She says that they "have lots of chickens to fry" and invites Ora to come visit. On the back she says that she would like to hear from Ora. The house is a small wooden cabin with a front porch. There are three small children in the yard in front. The card is postmarked Holland, Texas.
Date: April 14, 1908
Creator: Metcalf, Mrs. C. W.
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from W. T. Daniel to Ora Osterhout, December 11, 1904]

Description: Letter from W. T. Daniel to Ora Osterhout regarding the deed to 320 acres of land in Comanche County that used to belong to her father, John P. Osterhout, and is now owned by another family.
Date: December 11, 1904
Creator: Daniel, W. T.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from H. M. Bouldin to George W. and Bettie Wade, February 15, 1868]

Description: Letter from H. M. Bouldin to George W. and Bettie Wade discussing recent news. He says that he wishes he could see them, but he doesn't know when that will be possible. There is a note written at the top of the first page in pencil that says "to George W. Wade of Bastrop."
Date: February 15, 1868
Creator: Bouldin, H. M.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[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

[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout Wade, November 13, 1914]

Description: Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout Wade discussing recent events. She says that she went to the carnival every night during the fair. The postcard has a picture of a house on the front, and it is addressed to Mrs. C. B. Wade in Temple, Texas. It is postmarked San Antonio, Texas.
Date: November 13, 1914
Creator: Chamberlin, Rose
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing Mr. Wade's recent illness, the family's health, canning peaches, and other news. There is a note written in pencil at the top of the first page that says "to Mrs. Bettie J. Wade of Bastrop."
Date: 186u-08-19~
Creator: Bouldin, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing her health, an upcoming Sunday school celebration, and other news. She says that she has still been sick with the chills, and Pa has a toothache. The recent rain made the rivers rise so high that the stages could not come in for about a week.
Date: 186u-04-30~
Creator: Bouldin, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing her recent health problems.
Date: 186u-04-20~/186u-04-21
Creator: Bouldin, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade discussing a party that she recently attended, making clothes, and other recent news of family and friends. Jennie addresses Bettie as Sister. The letter was written in June, but the year is not given.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

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