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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, March 13, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to the Osterhout Family. She wrote to update her family about her life at school. She spoke of her school work and upcoming examinations, her concerns about her weight, and a recent death. Included was a poem she wrote titled "My Roommates."
Date: March 13, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 6, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. Gertrude wrote her mother to update her about her time at school. Among other news, she mentioned a funeral she attended, what the others were up to, and requested that her mother send her some things. Gertrude also told her mother how her brother, Paul, lied and snuck out to a dance.
Date: February 6, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

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

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother about her life at school. Gertrude provided information about her recent exams and her efforts to study and asked for dresses or materials to have dresses made for the summer. She asked about her mother's plan to have a garden this year and when she would receive another letter from home.
Date: March 16, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 20, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, about her life at school. She mentioned a sociable she was getting ready to attend and how the other girls were worrying about what to wear. A music event was being held by the college and she had a new outfit made for the occasion. The letter appears to have ended abruptly.
Date: February 20, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 14, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote her father to update him on her life at school. Gertrude apologized for having committed a sin and not confiding in her father. She spoke briefly about the weather and her brother, Paul.
Date: January 14, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing the latest news of family and friends. She says that Belton has been a very dull town lately. They recently had a visit from a cousin named Delia who had been on a trip to the North. She also invites Bettie to come for a visit soon.
Date: 186u-03-22
Creator: Bouldin, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing a party she and Jennie attended at the courthouse, taking care of plants in the graveyard, and going to church.
Date: 186u-03-01~
Creator: Bouldin, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade, who she addresses as sister, discussing recent events in church, the Valentines that she and Jennie received, and other news of family and friends.
Date: 186u-02-20~
Creator: Bouldin, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing her recent illness, the weather, and other news. She says that Pa cannot leave for a visit right now and that they are having some money troubles. She and Jennie will probably not be able to buy any new summer clothes. She began the letter on April 2 and finished it the next morning.
Date: 186u-04-02~/186u-04-03~
Creator: Bouldin, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade, who she addresses as sister, discussing recent events. She states that the family received Bettie's last letter.
Date: 186u-02-18~
Creator: Bouldin, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing the hard rain they had recently, looking at new hats and bonnets with Jennie, and other news. She says that she would like a new hat, but she cannot afford one, and their father is trying to save up for a new suit.
Date: 186u-04-07
Creator: Bouldin, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing a party she and Jenny went to, the recent wedding of a friend, and other news of family and friends.
Date: 186u-03-18~
Creator: Bouldin, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from Jennie to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing the health of family and friends and other news. She says that Sis J. is sick with the chills again. She and Sis J. have been fixing up their old clothes, and she talks about some of the newer fashions. There is a note written in pencil at the top of the second page that says "to Mrs. Bettie J. Wade, Bastrop, Texas."
Date: 186u-04-14~/186u-04-15~
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from Jennie to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing recent news of family and friends. She says that Sis J. is sick, so she cannot write.
Date: 186u-03-31~
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade]

Description: Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing the family's health, milking the cow with Jennie, the weather, Jennie gathering eggs, and other news.
Date: 186u-03-11~
Creator: Bouldin, J.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 1, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. She wrote a reply to her brother's letter to update him on her life at school. Gertrude mentioned her lack of knowledge about current affairs and that the girls around her had voiced their opinions in politics. She included information about a trip out she had, a little about her studies, and other small bits of local news.
Date: November 1, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 11, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. She wrote her sister to update her on life at Baylor College. Gertrude mentioned how she had been sick recently, a prodigal student on campus, and other small bits of local news. She finished by asking about family and talking about clothing.
Date: October 11, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, September 27, 1880

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. She wrote her brother and told him of all the talking that goes on in the church she attended and how concerned she was that she'd begin to pick up the slang used by her peers. She also requested that Paul send her some items she could not get locally.
Date: September 27, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, November 9, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. She wrote to her sister to update her on her school life. Gertrude mentioned how some girls at her school had pretended to be ghosts, a lesson she had to write to teach in one of her classes, and other small bits of news. She asked if her sister had written a letter to Santa Claus yet and if their mother was going to write her.
Date: November 9, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 24, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to inform her father that she had received the items that were sent to her and detailed what a typical day studying at Baylor College entailed for her. She mentioned a reverend that came to campus and asked if her brother Paul would be joining her at school.
Date: September 24, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 14, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to inform her mother about life at school. She mentioned the poor weather they'd be having and the provisions the other girls had been receiving from home. Gertrude's teaching exercise was received well by the children she taught it to and she wrote of how the girls were upset they were not allowed to go to parties outside the boarding house. She told her mother she would see her Christmas time.
Date: November 14, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 24, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. She wrote to update her sister about life at school. She told her of a sermon she attended, social event, the food she had been eating while away from home, and other small bits of local news.
Date: October 24, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 17, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to her father to update him on her life at school. She told him about the bad weather they'd been having, a teacher that took supper with them that evening, and her studies. She informed him of her Latin exam and that her brother Paul had arrived in town. At the end, she asked when she should come home for Christmas.
Date: November 17, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to 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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center