The first extract is from Burgess Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout, referred to as Mrs. Paul Osterhout, discussing what he had found at the Osterhout library. He found their family coat of arms and promised to mail her a photo of it. The second letter fragment is from George E. Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout regarding a marker for Jeremiah Osterhout's wife, Juna Reno.
Copy of "David Mitchell and Descendants" originally written by Thomas Mitchell, Jr. The manuscript starts with David Mitchell, possibly a Revolutionary soldier, and details what is known about his life and those of his descendants. The record ends with the marriage of his widow, Sarah Patterson Mitchell Frear, to Abraham Frear. It states that she was the mother and grandmother of many Frears and Mitchells in the family. After the record, there is a note about the original manuscript's author; it was then copied by Ora Osterhout.
Letter from Paul and May Patterson Frear Osterhout to their sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. The first part of the letter was written by May and she wished Junia well on her upcoming birthday and updated Junia on what had been happening. She let Junia know that Paul was feeling better, plans to create a bond for improvements, and other small pieces of news. The last page has a typed portion by Paul. He wished his sister well on her birthday and said how thankful he was to have her in his life.