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[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[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

[Letter from Jeff Thompson to D. N. Hennen, May 21]

Description: Letter from Jeff Thompson to D. N. Hennen esquire informing him of his capture by the Union Army. Thompson was a part of a company from Louisiana that was surrendered to the Union. He requested that Hennen send a letter to his wife to let her know he was in good health and being taken care of in the area they were being held.
Date: unknown
Creator: Thompson, Jeff
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Mary to Ora Osterhout, February 5, 1899]

Description: Letter from Mary to her niece, Ora Osterhout, regarding daily events for her family. She wrote that a family member visited her often and that she wanted to know more about a doctor that Ora had mentioned to her. She closed by telling Ora about her health and her daughter in school. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Ora Osterhout."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter

[Proof of Military Service in the Battle of San Jacinto for Rufus Campbell]

Description: Proof of military service in the battle of San Jacinto for Private Rufus Campbell in the spring of 1836. Private Campbell had to leave service after falling sick with the measles. Gibson Kuykendall served as captain of Texas volunteers during the battle and created the document to certify Private Campbell's service.
Date: unknown
Creator: Kuykendall, Gibson
Item Type: Text

[Railroad Ticket to John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Complimentary railroad ticket for John Patterson Osterhout, good until November 1, 1861. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout" with the words "Registration Certificate" above his name.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

Reserved Power

Description: Manuscript for a commencement speech titled "Reserved Power" written by Gertie Osterhout. It discusses the nature of the universe, human actions, and womanhood; the end of the text is addressed to teachers and classmates as they say farewell. The pages of the manuscript are bound with string.
Date: unknown
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Text

[Voter Certificate for John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Voter certification for John Patterson Osterhout issued by the Secretary of State in the state of Texas. It certified that starting on July 11, 1870, John was a qualified voter in Bell county.
Date: unknown
Creator: Newcomb, James P.
Item Type: Text

The Chromascope, Volume 50, 1950

Description: 1950 yearbook for Austin College, an annual publication of Austin College. This is the Centennial Edition, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Austin College.
Date: 1950
Creator: Austin College
Item Type: Yearbook

Worley's Sherman City Directory, 1950

Description: The directory for Sherman, Texas includes address listings for businesses and individuals as well as advertisements from local businesses. According to the title page, the directory contains "an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens, a Directory of Householders, Occupants of Office Buildings and Other Business Places, Including a Complete Street and Avenue Guide, and Much Information of a Miscellaneous Character; also a Buyers' Guide and a Complete Classified Business Directory." General index is on page 7; index to advertisers starts on page 8.
Date: 1950
Creator: John F. Worley Directory Co.
Item Type: Book

Worley's Sherman City Directory, 1947-8

Description: The directory for Sherman, Texas includes address listings for businesses and individuals as well as advertisements from local businesses. According to the title page, the directory contains "an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens, a Directory of Householders, Occupants of Office Buildings and Other Business Places, Including a Complete Street and Avenue Guide, and Much Information of a Miscellaneous Character; also a Buyers' Guide and a Complete Classified Business Directory." General index is on page 7; index to advertisers starts on page 8.
Date: 1948
Creator: John F. Worley Directory Co.
Item Type: Book