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[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
Item Type: Letter
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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[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

[Voter Certificate for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Voter certificate for John Patterson Osterhout in Bell county, certified by James Leach, county clerk. The seal of the district court for Bell county is on the certificate.
Date: November 8, 1873
Creator: Leach, James
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

[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

[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
Item Type: Letter
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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, May 20, 1877]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout. He wrote his mother to let her know how his family was doing. He told her he was sorry to hear that someone was sick and gave his recommendation to have the man inhale smoke to help him. He then went on to write about his beliefs that inhaling smoke was good for the lungs and that he learned this from inhaling smoke from a campfire.
Date: May 20, 1877
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, November 21, 1876]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout. He wrote his mother to tell her that his children are in good health and that Junia is recovering from an illness. Also, he and his son Paul are planning to start a ranching business with their sheep.
Date: November 12, 1876
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1874]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote her husband a short letter to let him know how things were going at home while he traveled abroad. She told him that their children were well, although their baby had had a fever recently, and updated him about a family friend.
Date: November 4, 1874
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 10, 1874]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout. She wished her husband's health would improve and updated him on how many bushels of corn and cotton they had. She wrote that she had received money and let him know what she planned to use it for.
Date: October 16, 1874
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, April 14, 1886]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, with news from home. She expressed concern over her brother's profession as a doctor since recently, a doctor in Belton was blamed for the death of a patient. Among other local gossip, Ora mentioned that their brother, Jeremiah, and his wife did not allow each other to leave without the other as they were jealous of them talking to members of the opposite sex.
Date: April 14, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 22, 1885]

Description: Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to his brother, Paul Osterhout, updating him on events at home. John regretted not writing sooner and mentioned an expensive wedding that was being planned in Belton, Texas. He told Paul that he was well and that some of their mutual acquaintances had arrived in town.
Date: November 22, 1885
Creator: Osterhout, John Jeremiah
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[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 Paul Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. Paul wrote his mother a letter he promised while she was visiting family. He told his mother that he was watching Brother Smith's house while the Methodists had a meeting elsewhere. Paul was working to get into the railroad business and mentioned that the youth in town had tried, unsuccessfully, to get a dance started. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College