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[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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Osterhout Family, January 9, 1885]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout family regarding his various visits to family in Pennsylvania. The bulk of the letter served as updates for how each family member was doing at the time. Paul apologized for not writing more since he had been busy. He inquired about how they spent Christmas.
Date: January 9, 1885
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
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 George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, January 8, 1884]

Description: Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout regarding what he has been doing recently. George took part in a recreation of a Japanese wedding and went to see a play at the opera house. He ended the letter by telling Paul that he and another family member had settled their dispute over a barn.
Date: January 8, 1884
Creator: Osterhout, George E.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Mary Chamberlin to Paul Osterhout, December 22, 1883]

Description: Letter from Mary Chamberlin to Paul Osterhout regarding a photograph that was sent to her. She thanked him for it and asked if his sister, Gertrude, would be able to come down for a visit. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout."
Date: December 22, 1883
Creator: Chamberlin, Mary
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to her Brother, August 4, 1883]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother with news of her family. Her husband has been recovering from his broken leg and began working around their farm once more. Her daughter has been sick for five years with an unknown ailment. Among other family news, she informed her brother that their sister, Sarah, wanted him to write. She condemned a drunken family member as disgraceful and discussed the possibility of adding family members' names to the family burial ground if the bodies were not able to be buried there.
Date: August 4, 1883
Creator: Farman, Ann
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Sarah Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, February 24, 1881]

Description: Letter from Sarah Osterhout to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and family with local news. Sarah wrote about photographs that had been taken and received, although she has not received the one of herself from the photographer yet. She gave Junia news of marriages and farm repairs. She wrote of a trip she made where she tried to speak to Junia's Congressman and how she tried to speak to the President when she visited the White House.
Date: February 24, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Sarah
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, August 9, 1883]

Description: Letter from George E. Osterhout to Paul Osterhout discussing what he has been doing. He apologized for not writing sooner and told him what he had been doing during his recreational time. George's crop of cotton did poorly this growing season. Also, he included some news from other family members.
Date: August 9, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, George E.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from E. B. Convers to his Cousin, August 15, 1884]

Description: Letter from E. B. Convers to his cousin regarding a matter that has upset him. The full details of the event are unclear and he moved on to write about his work in the office and about his ideas for his next summer vacation.
Date: August 15, 1884
Creator: Convers, E. B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from E. B. Convers to Gertrude Osterhout, October 8, 1884]

Description: Letter from E. B. Convers to his cousin, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news he had heard about her health. He was glad to hear she had recovered from being sick and mentioned a dispute that seemed to be going on between him and a mutual acquaintance. He told her that he would be heading to Washington for work soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Gertrude Osterhout."
Date: October 8, 1884
Creator: Convers, E. B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, March 16, 1882]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing her life at Baylor University. She told him that her examination scores had been excellent and commencement would be taking place later this year. She wrote of some of the events that the school held including debates, concerts, and essay readings. A storm had passed through her town recently and she told her brother that she would refuse to sleep on the third floor of the boarding house should she return. The letter concluded with a promise of gossip in her next letter and her sympathies that Paul has a night job. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. Paul Osterhout."
Date: March 16, 1882
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, February 6, 1883]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing her time at Baylor University. She wrote to her mother about how discouraged she had been feeling lately and that the poor weather outside had her feeling unwell. She asked for news from the family and said she would be writing her sisters soon.
Date: February 6, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 3, 1881]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, regarding news she had heard about his arrival. She had heard from several girls that Paul had been seen in a nearby town and would be visiting only to learn that someone else had been mistaken for him. She told her brother he needed to hurry back and that the girls were asking about him. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. Paul Osterhout."
Date: October 3, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

My Roommates

Description: A five-stanza poem by Gertrude Osterhout titled "My Roommates." In each stanza, Gertrude wrote about each of her roommates at her boarding school.
Date: 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Poem
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, February 27, 1882]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing her life at school. She wrote about her responsibilities of acting as a supervisor for the girls at the boarding house. She told him of the local gossip and school events, including concerts and drawing room receptions where the girls were taught how to entertain guests. A day after she finished the first part of the letter, she continued to write a couple pages more about a recent storm that had hit the city and resulted in property damage and a couple of lives lost.
Date: February 27, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 22, 1883]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, regarding her remaining time at Baylor University. Gertrude was eager to return home and help out around the house. Commencement was fast approaching and she wrote to her mother about what she was going to wear and that she needed her mother to send a few items to make sure she was prepared.
Date: April 22, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, February 26, 1882]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing daily life at school. She told her father of her responsibilities to check housekeeping of all the girls' rooms and to keep flirtation between the boys and girls to a minimum. The letter detailed many of the events that Baylor held for its students, including musical recitations and drawing room receptions to teach the girls how to entertain guests. She closed the letter by saying she expected her sister to write soon and that she would write her brother next.
Date: February 26, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, September 28, 1884]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, updating her with news from home. He apologized for not writing sooner and told her that for the Methodists had a three week meeting in town. He mentioned that he had been raising mocking birds and he planned to send one to an aunt of theirs.
Date: September 28, 1884
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 31, 1884]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news from home. He wrote that their father was canvassing the neighborhood since he was running for a public office and let his sister know that the family would like for her to visit. Paul requested the Gertrude bring a canary back home and offered to go the skating rink of she wanted to learn to skate. A circus came into town and the family went to see the shows. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Junia Osterhout."
Date: October 31, 1884
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College