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[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

[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, August 31, 1890]

Description: Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding a trip Jeremiah and his mother were taking to visit family out of state. Jeremiah updated his father on how their family was doing and informed him that he was in need of glasses. Jeremiah said he had been feeling homesick and wanted to receive letters from home often.
Date: August 31, 1890
Creator: Osterhout, John Jeremiah
Item Type: Letter

[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

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to his Cousins and Friends, November 23, 1890]

Description: Letter from Pelatiah Osterhout to cousins and friends discussing their family. He was a distant relative and was contacted by John Paterson Osterhout. He told them about his life and the origin of the Osterhout family. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout."
Date: November 23, 1890
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from J. R. Hartley to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, August 4, 1892]

Description: Letter from J. R. Hartley to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and family with local news. She thanked them for sending their condolences for the death of a child. She gave news of how their son, Paul Osterhout, was doing while he visited. The rest of the letter is composed of various information she heard from others.
Date: August 7, 1892
Creator: Hartley, J. R.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from J. R. Hartley to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 29, 1892]

Description: Letter from J. R. Hartley to Hartley's siblings, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing Hartley's family. Hartley told them how the children were doing in school and that one of their daughters was going to become a teacher. The letter is composed of local gossip and let them know that an acquaintance had inquired about them.
Date: October 29, 1892
Creator: Hartley, J. R.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Hill to Gertrude Osterhout, December 7, 1895]

Description: Letter from John Hill to Gertrude Osterhout updating her about his life in Brazil. He was glad to hear she was well and told Gertrude about mutual acquaintances that he had heard from. The letter concluded with him describing how he was doing and the area he was residing in. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Gertie Osterhout."
Date: December 7, 1895
Creator: Hill, John
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to John Jeremiah Osterhout, December 10, 1895]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, John Jeremiah Osterhout, with news from his family. His older son, Paul, was living poorly, but was about to make a fortune. His wife, Junia, believed she was sick again and the family was trying to make her rest. He let Jeremiah know that his daughter was doing well and wanted to see him.
Date: December 10, 1895
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[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

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to her Family, November 22, 1822]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her family regarding her arrival at Austin. She detailed her trip down there and told her family that she had arrived safely. Ora enrolled in the local university after she settled into the boarding school. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: November 22, 1896
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout, December 8, 1896]

Description: Letter from H. J. Bardwell to his cousin, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding their family tree. Bardwell had been spending his time in the library trying to trace the Osterhout family back to the first settler and shared what he had found so far. He asked John for clarification on what he had told Bardwell about the family before and hoped to hear back soon.
Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Bardwell, H. J.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from F. M. Law to William McKinley, February 15, 1897]

Description: Letter from F. M. Law to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying for postmaster in Belton, Texas. He gives John a high amount of praise and states that he has the support of the administration of Baylor College.
Date: February 15, 1897
Creator: Law, F. M.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from J. Z. Miller, February 16, 1897]

Description: Letter from J. Z. Miller to unknown discussing the work of John Patterson Osterhout. Miller told the gentleman he was writing that John was a respectable judge and had done good work.
Date: February 16, 1897
Creator: Miller, J. Z.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from J. C. Crain to William McKinley, March 10, 1897]

Description: Letter from J. C. Crain, the chairman of the 19th Senatorial district in Texas, to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying to become the postmaster of Belton, Texas. Crain wrote of how highly he thought of John and recommended him for the position.
Date: March 10, 1897
Creator: Crain, J. C.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from N. G. Lattimore to William McKinley, March 18, 1897]

Description: Letter from L. G. Lattimore to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying for the position of postmaster in Belton, Texas. Mr. Lattimore praised John and stated that his appointment to postmaster would be looked upon well by residents of Belton.
Date: March 18, 1897
Creator: Lattimore, L. G.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Harry Harris to William McKinley, March 23, 1897]

Description: Letter from Harry Harris to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout running for postmaster in Belton, Texas. He endorsed John's run for office and told President McKinley that the appointment would be favorable.
Date: March 23, 1897
Creator: Harris, Harry
Item Type: Letter