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[Ancestral Chart for the Osterhout Family]

Description: Ancestral chart to trace the genealogy of Ora Osterhout. Includes the dates of her parents' births, deaths, and marriage along with the names of her paternal and maternal grandparents.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Application for Admission into the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 for May Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Copy of application for admission into the National Society United States Daughters of 1812 for May Patterson Frear Osterhout. The papers include basic personal information about May and her ties to the organization. She applied for membership by right of descent from her grandfather and provided a trace through her genealogy back to him.
Date: November 3, 1922
Creator: Osterhout, May Patterson Frear
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Appointment of John Patterson Osterhout as Attorney to Hazel P. Ford]

Description: Appointment of John Patterson Osterhout as Hazel P. Ford's attorney to allow him to receive bounty and law warrants that were due to Ford for military services. At the bottom of the document, a clerk verified that the statement was signed.
Date: November 23, 1854
Creator: Ford, Hazel P.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

Baylor College Record, Volume 5, Number 3, December 1902

Description: Monthly publication of announcements and literary pieces about Baylor Female College in Belton, Texas. This issue includes: A Letter from Paris, France (continuation of a traveling account), Tributes to the Memory of Miss Gertrude Osterhout (an alumna and teacher at the school), and additional notes and announcements from the teachers, students, and campus societies.
Date: December 1902
Creator: Baylor College (Belton, Tex.)
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Bellville Town Meeting Minutes, January 18, 1858]

Description: Minutes of the Bellville, Texas Town Meeting on January 18, 1858, which was called in memory of the recently deceased Thomas Bell, "the father of Bellville," who arrived in Texas in 1822 and settled in Austin's Colony and served under Ben Milam during the Texas Revolution.
Date: January 18, 1858
Creator: Fular, A. W.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

Bible Assucrance; or a reply to Dr. B. H. Carroll's Tract on Assurance: being a candid examination and thorough refutation of his historical and scriptural arguments against Bible assurance.

Description: Pamphlet by Pastor E. R. Carswell refuting a similar tract written by B. H. (Benajah Harvey) Carroll about "Assurance," a religious concept about the salvation of believers. Carswell breaks down Carroll's arguments by analyzing the historic documents which Carroll references and then comparing scriptural text to Carroll's interpretation with his own commentary.
Date: 1895
Creator: Carswell, E. R.
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Bouldin Family Scrapbook]

Description: The first half of the scrapbook is composed of newspaper articles that have been pasted onto the pages and some that were inserted in between the book's pages. The articles are from Confederate states and contain news, poems, and stories centered around the Civil War and the time after. The second half of the book served as a ledger for the family to keep track of their expenses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Book
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Business Card for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Business card for John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney and collector of claims for Austin and surrounding counties. On the back of the card is a note concerning that if money was collected from a claim, it would be paid to someone while John would retain half as commission.
Date: March 3, 1854
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Card for Miss Carrie McIlhenny]

Description: A card with the name Miss Carrie McIlhenny on the front. There are no other identifying features on the card.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Certificate of Appointment to Notary Public for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Certificate of appointment to Notary Public in Texas for John Patterson Osterhout signed by the Texas governor, Elisha M. Pease, and the Secretary of State, Edward Clark. In the center of the certificate is a hole that renders parts of it unreadable.
Date: August 28, 1854
Creator: Pease, Elisha M.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Certificate of Appointment to Notary Public for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Certificate of appointment to Notary Public by Charles Allen Culberson, governor of Texas, for John Patterson Osterhout. The certificate was signed by the Secretary of State and the governor of Texas. It allowed John to work in this office in Bell County.
Date: 1899~
Creator: Cuberson, Charles Allen
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Certificate of Appointment to Postmaster for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Certificate of Appointment to Postmaster of Belton, Texas presented to John Patterson Osterhout. The document was signed by the president, Benjamin Harrison, and the postmaster general, John Wanamaker. He was able to hold the position until the end of the next session of the Senate.
Date: unknown
Creator: Wanamaker, John
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Certificate of Payment]

Description: Certificate of payment stating that E. H. Cantes was owed money and that John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney, would obtain the payment and receive half as commission. On the back the certificate says the payment was received in full on March 15, 1855.
Date: 1855
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Certificate of Payment]

Description: Certificate of payment for J. Bird and the enlisted help of John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney, in collecting the debt. On the back of the certificate it states that the debt was paid in full on March 15, 1855. Included is a business card for John Patterson Osterhout. The card states he is an attorney for Bellville, Texas and on the back of the card is an agreement for another collection to be done by John.
Date: September 14, 1854
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Certificate of Payment]

Description: Certificate of payment stating that E. Collard was owed money and that John Patterson Osterhout, an attorney, would obtain the payment and receive half as commission. On the back the certificate says a payment was received January 26, 1855.
Date: unknown
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College