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[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

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

[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1898]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding the passing of John's wife, Junia. Ann wrote how they were fortunate to have children around to comfort them when their spouse's died. She told them they had many visitors recently and that she was hearing of a lot of deaths in the Farman family. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: August 18, 1898
Creator: Farman, Ann
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Elizabeth to John Patterson Osterhout, February 2, 1898]

Description: Letter from Elizabeth to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding a death in the family. She wrote that she was grateful she had children to take care of her after her husband died and that once the estate was settled, there would not be anything she could use to take care of herself with. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. John P. Osterhout."
Date: February 2, 1898
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from William P. Schell to John Patterson Osterhout, September 11, 1899]

Description: Letter from William P. Schell to John Patterson Osterhout regarding the last letter received from him. He told John that the manager of a publication was pleased to see his letter because it would be published. He mentioned some mutual acquaintances and hoped that John was well. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout."
Date: September 11, 1899
Creator: Schell, William P.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Chloe Smith to John Patterson Osterhout, January 23, 1898]

Description: Letter from Chloe Smith to her uncle, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing the family. She wrote about how she and her mother were coping with the loss of her father. She told him that his son, Paul, had returned home. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: January 23, 1898
Creator: Smith, Chloe
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout, March 30, 1899]

Description: Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout regarding inheritance money. James sent a draft for less than $400 and told John that he would continue to look after his interests in these affairs. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout."
Date: March 30, 1899
Creator: Frear, James E.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Sarah Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, August, 1898]

Description: Letter from Sarah Osterhout to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, with news of how she had been doing. She and her sister had been spending time together lately and hoped that John's son, Paul, would move closer to the rest of the family. She quoted scripture to her brother and told him she expected to be home later in the fall.
Date: August 1898
Creator: Osterhout, Sarah
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout, March 7, 1899]

Description: Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout regarding a deed. James told him that he sent along a deed that John needed to sign and have notarized before sending it back. Money would be sent later for the sale of a mill property.
Date: March 7, 1899
Creator: Frear, James E.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John M. Garman to John Patterson Osterhout, October 19, 1899]

Description: Letter from John M. Garman to John Patterson Osterhout regarding an invitation to visit Belton, Texas. Mr. Garman regretted having to decline Mr. Osterhout's invitation to visit and told him that the next time he came South, he would try to visit. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." The front of the envelope has an image of the lobby at the New Waverly Hotel and Bath House in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Date: October 19, 1899
Creator: Garman, John M.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from J. Wheelock to John Patterson Osterhout, November 1, 1897]

Description: Letter from J. Wheelock to his cousin, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding news of his family. Wheelock shared how his family was faring and that their small town was starting to grow. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout."
Date: November 1, 1897
Creator: Wheelock, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, January 3, 1899]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing her family and daily life. She wrote of the recent death of a politician that she attributed to drinking. She told him what she knew about their family and acquaintances in La Grange. She closed the letter by saying how things had been at home and that they had some snow recently. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout."
Date: January 3, 1899
Creator: Farman, Ann
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout, December 8, 1896]

Description: Letter from H. J. Bardwell to his cousin, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding their family tree. Bardwell had been spending his time in the library trying to trace the Osterhout family back to the first settler and shared what he had found so far. He asked John for clarification on what he had told Bardwell about the family before and hoped to hear back soon.
Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Bardwell, H. J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College