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[Letter Fragment from Gertrude Osterhout]

Description: Photocopy of a letter fragment from Gertrude Osterhout. She wrote about her brother visiting her at her boarding house and local news, including a recent death and when she will be able to leave her studies for Christmas.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John P. Osterhout, discussing the upcoming commencement at Baylor University. The letter is written on the back of the Baylor Commencement Week Schedule. Commencement Week will last from Saturday, June 4 through Thursday, June 9. The year is not provided.
Date: unknown
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from J. C. Crain to William McKinley, March 10, 1897]

Description: Letter from J. C. Crain, the chairman of the 19th Senatorial district in Texas, to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying to become the postmaster of Belton, Texas. Crain wrote of how highly he thought of John and recommended him for the position.
Date: March 10, 1897
Creator: Crain, J. C.
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 Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 6, 1883]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote her mother to update her on her life at school. She detailed examinations she had and the praise she had received for one of her papers. Gertrude mentioned visiting lecturers, letters she owed family members, and other bits of news. At the end of the letter, she has a list of items she requested her mother to send.
Date: April 6, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[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, 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 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 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 Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 30, 1881]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote a short letter to her father and told him of her high marks at school. Gertrude told him how anxious she was to return home for Christmas. On the back of the letter is a monthly report from Baylor Female College with her marks for the month of November.
Date: November 30, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[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

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 30, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. She wrote to inform her brother of her life at school. Gertrude told him of the weather, that she thought she was gaining weight, and a visit she made with a woman near the school. She mentioned how she was doing in her studies and promised to write a letter to one of their sisters.
Date: June 30, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 30, 1881]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout. She wrote to inform her brother of her life at school. Gertrude told him of the weather, that she thought she was gaining weight, and a visit she made with a woman near the school. She mentioned how she was doing in her studies and promised to write a letter to one of their sisters.
Date: June 30, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, June 2, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. She wrote her younger sister to wish her a happy birthday. Gertrude sent Ora well wishes and wrote about the future and how wonderful it would be for their family to all be together.
Date: June 2, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote home to update her mother on her life at school. Gertrude detailed to her mother some of the end-of-session events that would be happening for commencement and final examinations. She wrote of some girls who had fallen sick and a contest she had entered to win a poetry book.
Date: May 29, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1881]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote home to update her mother on her life at school. Gertrude detailed to her mother some of the end-of-session events that would be happening for commencement and final examinations. She wrote of some girls who had fallen sick and a contest she had entered to win a poetry book.
Date: May 29, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 27, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout. He thanked his family for a recent letter he received from home. Paul described parts of a composition he prepared to give at a commencement ceremony and sent his father a copy of the speech. He mentioned some activities that were going on at the school, including a baseball game and a concert, and insisted that his father or mother try to visit. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout."
Date: May 27, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, May 22, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, about upcoming events while he was at Baylor College. He wrote about how the boys would be giving speeches at commencement and he planned to praise one of the professors in his speech to increase his chances of winning a medal. Paul requested that his father send him money for new shoes to wear for his speech and listed out his upcoming expenses.
Date: May 22, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 16, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her mother to update her on her life at school. She spoke of how excited she was to go home, a trip to a nearby town she made with the boys, and a list of items she needed her mother to send.
Date: May 16, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 16, 1881]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her mother to update her on her life at school. She spoke of how excited she was to go home, a trip to a nearby town she made with the boys, and a list of items she needed her mother to send.
Date: May 16, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 11, 1881]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her sisters about her life at school. Gertrude talked briefly about some of the lessons she has, a wedding she attended, and the bad table manners of the other girls in her boarding house. She spoke of shoes she had purchased and girls that reminded her of her sisters.
Date: May 11, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, May 6, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. Paul wrote his father to inform him that Paul had been selected to write and present a speech for school. In addition to this, he told his father about the state of his personal finances and other small events that happened in the city.
Date: May 6, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 29, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother about her life at Baylor University. Gertrude mentioned letters she and her brother received, dew berries she had picked with friends, and thanked her mother for working on a dress for her.
Date: April 29, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, April 21, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to update her father on how she was doing at school. Gertrude mentioned her report that would be going home and the shift in weather that caused a picnic to be postponed. At her college, the women saw the flags hoisted over the men's school and decided to have one of their own for their building.
Date: April 21, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center