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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 31, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote to his wife while traveling and working as a judge. In this letter, he mentioned a case of horse theft he was involved in and told her about the weather and his health. The letter ended with him writing about a vote on a new constitution and how fortunate he and his wife were that so many of their children were still alive. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: October 31, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from May P. [Frear] to Sarah Osterhout, April 29, 1873]

Description: Letter from May P. [Frear] to her grandmother, Sarah Osterhout. She wrote her grandmother to let her know how she and her family were doing. The letter mentioned photographs that May had taken and she promised to send one to Sarah. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. Sarah Osterhout. Sen."
Date: April 29, 1873
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sally Osterhout, January 13, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his niece, Sally Osterhout. He wrote her after receiving a letter a couple weeks prior. He was glad to hear his mother was well and told Sally what was happening with John and his family. He mentioned some of the cases he was working on, his children's schooling, and how his wife had recently come down with a pneumonia.
Date: January 13, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Mary to her Sister, October 16, 1887]

Description: Letter from Mary to her sister regarding their mother's death. She detailed the last moments of her mother and the funeral. She ended her letter by wishing her sister could have been there to help lessen the mourning process.
Date: October 16, 1887
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, April 2, 1871]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout. She sent news of how she and their children were faring while John was away. She mentioned how she had been sick the last week and that they were anxious for his return.
Date: April 2, 1871
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 9, 1870]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. In his letter, he went into detail about his travels, what he did during his time in town, and his work as a judge. He told her that in some of his cases there were papers missing or partially destroyed.
Date: November 9, 1870
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, July 16, 1871]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote her husband with news about how her and their children were doing while he was away. She mentioned some letters that came in for him and that she was waiting for a letter from him.
Date: unknown
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 21, 1872]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote about work that was being done around their home, including gathering wood and field work. In the letter, she mentioned how she and the children were getting along while he was away and that she hoped he would return home soon.
Date: January 21, 1872
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from J. R. Hartley to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 29, 1892]

Description: Letter from J. R. Hartley to Hartley's siblings, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing Hartley's family. Hartley told them how the children were doing in school and that one of their daughters was going to become a teacher. The letter is composed of local gossip and let them know that an acquaintance had inquired about them.
Date: October 29, 1892
Creator: Hartley, J. R.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from E. A. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, August 22, 1890]

Description: Letter from E. A. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout asking if family John was a part of the New York state family. He told John the name of his father and grandfather and that he would be interested in hearing from him again. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: August 22, 1890
Creator: Osterhout, E. A.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Silas O. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 18, 1895]

Description: Letter from Silas O. Osterhout to his cousin, John Patterson Osterhout, about tracing the family line of Osterhout. Silas believed that if they did, they would be able to gain a great deal in inheritance. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout ESQ."
Date: February 18, 1895
Creator: Osterhout, Silas O.
Partner: Austin College

[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 George and Elta Osterhout to E. Osterhout, December 1, 1892]

Description: Letter from E. Osterhout to George E. and Elta Osterhout concerning a package that was sent to the couple. The author planned to send money to help them furnish a room. Included is an envelope addressed to "Geo E. Osterhout."
Date: December 1, 1892
Creator: Osterhout, E.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Hill to Gertrude Osterhout, December 7, 1895]

Description: Letter from John Hill to Gertrude Osterhout updating her about his life in Brazil. He was glad to hear she was well and told Gertrude about mutual acquaintances that he had heard from. The letter concluded with him describing how he was doing and the area he was residing in. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Gertie Osterhout."
Date: December 7, 1895
Creator: Hill, John
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to John Jeremiah Osterhout, December 10, 1895]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, John Jeremiah Osterhout, with news from his family. His older son, Paul, was living poorly, but was about to make a fortune. His wife, Junia, believed she was sick again and the family was trying to make her rest. He let Jeremiah know that his daughter was doing well and wanted to see him.
Date: December 10, 1895
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from J. R. Hartley to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, August 4, 1892]

Description: Letter from J. R. Hartley to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and family with local news. She thanked them for sending their condolences for the death of a child. She gave news of how their son, Paul Osterhout, was doing while he visited. The rest of the letter is composed of various information she heard from others.
Date: August 7, 1892
Creator: Hartley, J. R.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 13, 1870]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote her husband to let him know how she and their children were doing at home. She mentioned that their son, Paul, had started going to school again recently and would be writing a letter to John soon.
Date: November 13, 1870
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout, July 16, 1870]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother. He wrote to her to inform her about his family's affairs. He told her about his work and his affiliation with the radical Republican Party. In the letter, he stated that he believed they were the South's hope for prosperity.
Date: July 16, 1870
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College