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[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
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[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.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1876]

Description: Letter from Alice Pilley to Junia Roberts Osterhout. Alice detailed the last moments of her son's life after he came down with a fever. She wrote about what he went through and mentioned she tried to give him Melane pills to help. Alice thanked Junia for her kind words and wanted them to visit soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: August 18, 1876
Creator: Pilley, Alice
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to her Brother, August 4, 1883]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother with news of her family. Her husband has been recovering from his broken leg and began working around their farm once more. Her daughter has been sick for five years with an unknown ailment. Among other family news, she informed her brother that their sister, Sarah, wanted him to write. She condemned a drunken family member as disgraceful and discussed the possibility of adding family members' names to the family burial ground if the bodies were not able to be buried there.
Date: August 4, 1883
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1898]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding the passing of John's wife, Junia. Ann wrote how they were fortunate to have children around to comfort them when their spouse's died. She told them they had many visitors recently and that she was hearing of a lot of deaths in the Farman family. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: August 18, 1898
Creator: Farman, Ann
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 Ann Farman to Mother, October 23, 1890]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her mother with news of her family. She wrote of her children's health and mentioned that her family wanted to be remembered by her mother. She mentioned a man that was looking to get a place nearby. Parts of the letter are difficult to read due to blotches on the paper fading the writing.
Date: October 25, 1890
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to Sarah Frear]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her sister, Sarah Frear, expressing her excitement about her sister visiting soon and to let her know how Ann's newborn was doing. On the last page is a short letter from Sarah to their mother. She passed Ann's letter along and gave some news regarding her own family, including a member who was attending a National Contention[sic] on Education.
Date: unknown
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from C. B. Wade to Charlie, March 27, 1891]

Description: Letter from C. B. Wade to Charlie discussing the possibility of a railroad being built from Dublin, Texas, a recent fire, and other recent news. The letter is written on The Hamilton National Bank letterhead. It appears that someone practiced handwriting on the back of the first page, and there is a note written to Mr. Wade from Mrs. John Bevry, [?] Jr. on the back of the last page.
Date: March 27, 1891
Creator: Wade, C. B.
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from C. B. Wade to Paul Osterhout, May 29, 1913]

Description: Letter from C. B. Wade to Paul Osterhout. The letterhead reads that it was from the City National Bank. Wade wrote Paul to inform him of a telegram from John Jeremiah Osterhout's wife about her husband's death. She requested money for funeral arrangements and Wade had it sent to her.
Date: May 29, 1913
Creator: Wade, C. S.
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from David Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, July 29, 1860]

Description: Letter from David Osterhout to his brother, Orlando Osterhout, discussing his family. His children had gotten well after having the measles and he said they were doing well after moving to Texas. The hot weather was making it difficult for David to work and he wished he had money to buy cattle and sheep to lighten his work load. He hoped his letter found Orlando well and wanted to hear from him soon.
Date: July 29, 1860
Creator: Osterhout, David
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Diana Maray to John Patterson Osterhout, December 5, 1854]

Description: Letter from Diana Maray to John Patterson Osterhout discussing daily life in Athens, Pennsylvania. Letters had been received from other family members and her children were doing well in school. In the state of Pennsylvania, the temperance movement was working to get a prohibitive liquor law passed. She closed her letter by writing about what she felt made a real friend and hoped she would meet John in this life or the next. She included two locks of hair, one from each of her sons. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout."
Date: December 5, 1854
Creator: Maray, Diana
Partner: Austin College