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[David Mitchell and Descendants]

Description: 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.
Date: August 10, 1936
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Austin College

[Elector Registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Elector registration in Belton, Texas for John Patterson Osterhout that certifies that John meets all the qualifications for being an elector. The registrar of voters, R. D. Kinney, signed to prove that the aforementioned information was correct on October 17, 1872.
Date: October 17, 1872
Creator: Kinney, R. D.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Envelope to Lieutenant Jeff Thompson, August 18]

Description: Envelope to Lieutenant Jeff Thompson at Johnson's Island near Sandusky, Ohio. The envelope is stamped for August 18 and while no year can be seen, Jeff Thompson was held there when his company was captured during the Civil War.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Extracts from Osterhout Family Letters]

Description: 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.
Date: January 24, 1931
Creator: Osterhout, Burgess & Osterhout, George E.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Financial Claim Against the Late Republic of Texas]

Description: Financial claim against the late Republic of Texas filed by John Patterson Osterhout with the help of Rufus Campbell as acting attorney. The claim was made on October 23, 1854 and the money owed was from during the Vasquez campaign.
Date: unknown
Creator: Campbell, Rufus
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Genealogy for the Osterhout Family]

Description: Genealogy of the Osterhout family focusing on the marriages of Gideon and Abigail Osterhout, Pelatiah and Hannah Osterhout, William and Catherine Osterhout, Christian and Sarah Osterhout, and Homer and Elva Christian. The children of these couples are listed below and the birth dates are listed by individuals where they are known.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[Genealogy for the Osterhout Family]

Description: Genealogy for the Osterhout family with handwritten notes concerning various members of the family. The notes focused on Peter and Jeremiah Osterhout and include basic information about them and some of their relatives. On the back is a family tree drawn out with birth dates, death dates, and marriages when known.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[General Pass for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: General pass for John Patterson Osterhout from the Provost Marshal General's Office. The pass allowed John to travel in Texas under oath that he would not leak any information about the Confederate States of America.
Date: January 16, 1865
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.

Description: Text of a speech by a Texas Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding acts committed by Indians against people living in certain counties of Texas, including the number of persons killed, injured, or kidnapped, and property stolen. The speech references a bill drafted to address the issue, titled "A bill for the better protection of the frontiers of Texas" and includes some dialogue with other Representatives.
Date: 1871
Creator: Degener, Edward, 1809-1890
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Austin College

Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.

Description: Text of a speech by a Texas Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding acts committed by Indians against people living in certain counties of Texas, including the number of persons killed, injured, or kidnapped, and property stolen. The speech references a bill drafted to address the issue, titled "A bill for the better protection of the frontiers of Texas" and includes some dialogue with other Representatives.
Date: 1871
Creator: Degener, Edward, 1809-1890
Item Type: Pamphlet
Partner: Austin College

[Invoice from S. B. Brush for Captain H. M. Bouldin, July 1863]

Description: Invoice from S. B. Brush for Captain H. M. Bouldin. The invoice listed what purchases Bouldin made including muslin, packs of pins, boxes of caps, and buttons. The purchase was made from a store that dealt in tin ware, stoves, pumps, house furnishing goods, etc.
Date: July 1863
Creator: Brush, S. B.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Jefferson Medical College Class of 1887]

Description: Text requesting information about members of the Class of 1887 at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, including the forty-eight names of the graduates.
Date: 1887
Item Type: Text
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Journal of Gertrude Osterhout at Baylor Female College, 1880-1883]

Description: Journal of Gertrude Osterhout, kept while she was at Baylor Female College. The journal starts with entries on her life in the boarding house at the college, spanning from the end of 1881 to April of 1881. Between these entries and the final page, Gertrude kept quotations from different materials, including many from "Lucile" by Owen Meredith. The final entry is at the start of the new year in 1883. The journal is bound and has an illustration of a pink flower on the front cover.
Date: October 20, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Book
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter Fragment from Gertrude Osterhout]

Description: Photocopy of a letter fragment from Gertrude Osterhout discussing her studies and other recent news. She mentions that she is taking algebra.
Date: unknown
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter Fragment from Gertrude Osterhout]

Description: Photocopy of a letter fragment from Gertrude Osterhout discussing recent news. She says that she had company for dinner, and they had duck, turnips, apples, corn, rice, bread, and pie. She is writing to one or both of her parents, as she signs her letter "Your affectionate daughter, Gertrude Osterhout."
Date: unknown
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[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 A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout, February 13, 1895]

Description: Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout regarding a recent trip to Texas. Dickson planned to buy land in Texas and wanted to speak with John and visit him next time he visited the state. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout."
Date: February 13, 1895
Creator: Dickson, A. B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from A. Rilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 7, 1896]

Description: Letter from A. Rilley to her friend, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing local news and pensions. Rilley wanted Junia's husband to investigate whether she qualified for a pension since he was running for a position in Congress and might know more. She wrote of others who had received pensions in Texas, including veterans and family members, and about two women she had renting her home.
Date: May 7, 1896
Creator: Rilley, A.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College