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[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
Item Type: Letter
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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to Sarah Frear, 1879]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her sister, Sarah Frear, with the unfortunate news about a death in the family. Ann wrote about Veda's final moments and the modest burial they held for her.
Date: unknown
Creator: Farman, Ann
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from B. F. Lee to Paul Osterhout, October 2, 1881]

Description: A brief letter from B. F. Lee to his friend, Paul Osterhout, regarding the college Paul was attending. Lee requested that Paul send him all the information he could about the college he was attending.
Date: October 2, 1881
Creator: Lee, B. F.
Item Type: Letter
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.
Item Type: Letter
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.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout, July 22, 1877]

Description: Letter from C. F. Hurlbut to John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote John to find out whether or not John still lived in Belton, Texas. Hurlbut wished to receive news of how John and his family were doing. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: July 22, 1877
Creator: Hurlbut. C. F.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Chaplin F. Phillips to John Patterson Osterhout, May 14, 1897]

Description: Letter from Chaplin F. Phillips to John Patterson Osterhout discussing his family. Chaplin was glad to find another one of his father's friends and told John that he would like to speak with him. He told John that if he was ever in Chicago he should come visit.
Date: May 14, 1897
Creator: Phillips, Chaplin F.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Chloe Smith to John Patterson Osterhout, January 23, 1898]

Description: Letter from Chloe Smith to her uncle, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing the family. She wrote about how she and her mother were coping with the loss of her father. She told him that his son, Paul, had returned home. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: January 23, 1898
Creator: Smith, Chloe
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from D. P. Marcy to John Patterson Osterhout, February 9, 1899

Description: Letter from D. P. Marcy to John Patterson Osterhout regarding a debt he wanted collected. Marcy had someone who owed him money and requested that John collected the money for him. He then wrote about how his family was doing and that a family member was sick.
Date: February 9, 1899
Creator: Marcy, D. P.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[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
Item Type: Letter
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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from E. A. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, August 22, 1890]

Description: Letter from E. A. Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout asking if family John was a part of the New York state family. He told John the name of his father and grandfather and that he would be interested in hearing from him again. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: August 22, 1890
Creator: Osterhout, E. A.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from E. B. Convers to Gertrude Osterhout, October 8, 1884]

Description: Letter from E. B. Convers to his cousin, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news he had heard about her health. He was glad to hear she had recovered from being sick and mentioned a dispute that seemed to be going on between him and a mutual acquaintance. He told her that he would be heading to Washington for work soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Gertrude Osterhout."
Date: October 8, 1884
Creator: Convers, E. B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from E. B. Convers to his Cousin, August 15, 1884]

Description: Letter from E. B. Convers to his cousin regarding a matter that has upset him. The full details of the event are unclear and he moved on to write about his work in the office and about his ideas for his next summer vacation.
Date: August 15, 1884
Creator: Convers, E. B.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from E. H. Wells to Junia Roberts Osterhout, December 1, 1916]

Description: Letter from E. H. Wells to Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to thank her for the letters she had been sending him. He told her of what he and his family did for Thanksgiving and mentioned how some college girls spent their holiday.
Date: December 1, 1916
Creator: Wells, E. H.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from E. H. Wells to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 22, 1916]

Description: Letter from E. H. Wells to Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote in response to a letter Junia sent and thanked her profusely for her words. Wells went on to detail a church service he had attended with Junia and other services he had been to. He was a former professor of Junia's and spoke of news of Baylor, including the number of female students that enrolled for the academic year.
Date: October 22, 1916
Creator: Wells, E. H.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from E. Kirlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 3, 1877]

Description: Letter from E. Kirlin to their sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. Kirlin wrote her about what was happening with their family and hoped Junia would be able to visit soon. The author mentioned in the letter that the "colored girl" that worked for the family might be leaving. Kirlin finished the letter with information from another letter that had been received.
Date: September 3, 1877
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from E. M. Drayton to William McKinley, February 19, 1897]

Description: Letter from E. M. Drayton to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying for the position of postmaster in Belton, Texas. He wrote that he could think of no one better to fill the position.
Date: February 19, 1897
Creator: Drayton, E. M.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Elizabeth to John Patterson Osterhout, February 2, 1898]

Description: Letter from Elizabeth to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding a death in the family. She wrote that she was grateful she had children to take care of her after her husband died and that once the estate was settled, there would not be anything she could use to take care of herself with. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. John P. Osterhout."
Date: February 2, 1898
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College