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[Letter from S. C. Page, September 24, 1864]

Description: Letter from S. C. Page to friend discussing her travels to hospitals to tend to wounded soldiers from Louisiana. She took with her sacks of clothes and letters and gave money when she could. She was appalled at the injuries she saw and the lack of clothing some men received while they were hospitalized. Page went to multiple hospitals and introduced herself to the Louisianan soldiers to give them company. She earned the nickname "Lady Bountiful" during her travels.
Date: September 24, 1864
Creator: Page, S. C.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 30, 1864]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time traveling with his oxen wagon. He and his companion, Jo, have had difficulties keeping the oxen in line and have been searching for the ones that have run off. On the route he has taken, he noticed a lot of cotton making its way to Mexico. He was asking around for the price of a bushel of wheat and because of the missing oxen, he was unable to purchase as much as he had planned. He closed his letter by telling her he would be unable to return home until December.
Date: October 30, 1864
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Leyman Richardson to John Patterson Osterhout, May 14, 1866]

Description: Letter from Leyman Richardson to his friend, John Patterson Osterhout, in response to a letter John sent a month earlier. Leyman was grateful to hear that John had survived the Civil War and informed him of what was happening with the Richardson family. The government requested that Leyman be in charge of a school for children who were orphaned by the war, but decided it was too big of a project for his family. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout."
Date: May 14, 1866
Creator: Richardson, Leyman
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Libbie to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 1, 1869]

Description: Letter from Libbie to her aunt, Junia Roberts Osterhout, about life in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Libbie wrote of a recent, elegant wedding she had attended and some of the fashion she had been seeing recently. At school, she got held after for breaking one of the rules. The letter closed when it became too late for her to continue writing. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: March 1, 1869
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Sarah Hartly to Junia Roberts Osterhout, December 10, 1870]

Description: Letter from Sarah Hartly to Junia Roberts Osterhout. The letter was written in two parts on different days. In the first half, Sarah informs Junia of her daily life. In the second portion of the letter, she tells Junia that she recently received news of a death in the family and writes about how her children have grown.
Date: December 10, 1870
Creator: Hartly, Sarah
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 30, 1870]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to her from a boarding house and related to her how his travels have been recently and what his plans are. He briefly mentioned the danger of attacks from Indians on the next part of his trip to Stephenville.
Date: November 30, 1870
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout, July 16, 1870]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother. He wrote to her to inform her about his family's affairs. He told her about his work and his affiliation with the radical Republican Party. In the letter, he stated that he believed they were the South's hope for prosperity.
Date: July 16, 1870
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 13, 1870]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote her husband to let him know how she and their children were doing at home. She mentioned that their son, Paul, had started going to school again recently and would be writing a letter to John soon.
Date: November 13, 1870
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
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 Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1880]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to update her father on her life at school. Gertrude informed him of her report of her grades and the two demerits she received for mistakes in housekeeping. She mentioned an incident where the girls scared a new boarder and another where the other girls were not allowed to go to a nearby party, so they lit firecrackers to attract the boys.
Date: November 4, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Austin College