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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, February 22, 1882]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, with news of what he intended to do next. He planned to take a commercial class to learn book-keeping in New York and received a Valentine from an unknown suitor in Independence, Texas. He also wrote about his work and other gossip.
Date: February 22, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 3, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, about his work in Lovelady, Texas He wrote about telegraphing and the train station in town. A large group of soldiers and a convict train passed through town recently. He asked how the family's livestock were doing with the danger the train in town posed to the animals.
Date: November 3, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout Family, September 19, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Osterhout family. Paul wrote his family to update them on his life. He mentioned his financial difficulties, his need for winter clothes, a David Osterhout he heard of, and other small bits of news.
Date: September 19, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 26, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote to update his father about what had been happening. He mentioned a woman named Gertie, several of accidents involving trains, and his financial situation. He detailed the money he made working and what his expenses were for the month. The pages are numbered out of order.
Date: September 26, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, September 2, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. Paul wrote his friend after receiving two letters from Ora. Paul informed him of the trains he had seen going by that day as he waits to go home and asked for information regarding mutual friends. He went on to write about miscellaneous bits of news he has read and other things he has seen at that station. Pages are labeled out of order.
Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 16, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to inform them that he planned to visit for a few weeks during the holidays and that he wanted his parents to get him new clothes during that time. In his letter, he detailed an accident between a train and the convict train in which a few convicts tried to make an escape.
Date: November 16, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout Family, October 23, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout family. Paul wrote his family to inform them that he received the coat they sent and to tell them about his job at the train station. He included information about an assault that happened at the station and a lantern he stole to use on the way home.
Date: October 23, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center