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[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 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 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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Partner: Austin College