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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. Paul wrote his mother a letter he promised while she was visiting family. He told his mother that he was watching Brother Smith's house while the Methodists had a meeting elsewhere. Paul was working to get into the railroad business and mentioned that the youth in town had tried, unsuccessfully, to get a dance started. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 26, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote about how their family was faring while Junia was away. He mentioned a church meeting they attended recently that saw many baptisms and conversions. He told her that he would send her money around Christmas if she wanted to return home.
Date: August 26, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, August 18, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote his wife while she was away visiting family. He updated her about how their family was doing, a trade he made, and an event that their children attended. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. Osterhout."
Date: August 18, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from M. A. DeWitt to Junia Roberts Osterhout, December 8, 1878]

Description: Letter from M. A. DeWitt to sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. DeWitt's letter was composed of varied news of the family. The letter ended with Mitt informing Junia that a gift for Junia's daughter, Gertrude, would be arriving in time for Christmas. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: December 8, 1878
Creator: Mitt, M. A.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from J. R. Roberts to Sister, November 24, 1878]

Description: Letter from J. R. Roberts to sister. J. R. thanked his sister for gifts that were sent and went on to update her on what was happening in their families' lives. The letter ended with a mention that people were searching for land claims in the area and the author wanted their mother to not worry about them.
Date: November 24, 1878
Creator: Roberts, J. R.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout and Family, September 24, 1878]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout, and family. Junia wrote her husband and children while she was visiting family in Pennsylvania. She told them who she had been seeing and still needed to stay with. Junia let her family know that she wanted to return before Christmas, but needed money sent to her.
Date: September 24, 1878
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 14, 1878]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote her from his travels. He had been able to attend the New York State Fair and wished his family had been there to see it. He let his wife know he would be returning with a trunk of gifts for her and their children. He planned to head home in less two weeks.
Date: September 13, 1878
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, August 22, 1878]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout. John wrote to his son from his visit with his mother. He mentioned a few land deals he wanted to look into and that his mother offered to give him his father's old desk. John showed interest in starting up a sheep ranch. In the post-script, John said that an aunt might not have much longer to live.
Date: August 22, 1878
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[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

[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

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, May 20, 1877]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout. He wrote his mother to let her know how his family was doing. He told her he was sorry to hear that someone was sick and gave his recommendation to have the man inhale smoke to help him. He then went on to write about his beliefs that inhaling smoke was good for the lungs and that he learned this from inhaling smoke from a campfire.
Date: May 20, 1877
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter to Junia Roberts Osterhout from her Sister, December 2, 1876]

Description: Letter from her sister to Junia Roberts Osterhout regarding her life in West Virginia. Her husband received an engineer position from the government in public improvements and was sent to West Virginia. They were residing in a boarding house and she mentioned that there was a young man there who was also from Pennsylvania. She expressed regret that Junia and her husband had not visited last summer and hoped at least John could come see them. She concluded the letter with news concerning their mother. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout."
Date: December 2, 1876
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Pastor G. S. Bailey to Sarah Osterhout, November 17, 1876]

Description: Letter from Pastor G. S. Bailey to Sarah Osterhout. The letter served as an invitation to a Baptist Centennial in Pittson, Pennsylvania. Sarah's mother was one of the first persons baptized at the church, and the pastor said he wanted Sarah and any guests she might bring to attend.
Date: November 17, 1876
Creator: Bailey, G. S.
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, November 21, 1876]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout. He wrote his mother to tell her that his children are in good health and that Junia is recovering from an illness. Also, he and his son Paul are planning to start a ranching business with their sheep.
Date: November 12, 1876
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Sarah Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout and Family, September 16, 1876]

Description: Letter from Sarah Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, her sister Junia Roberts Osterhout, and their children. In the first part of her letter, she wrote about a recent visit with her parents and how they had been holding up. The second part consisted of local gossip about old friends of Junia and the parts of the family in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: September 16, 1876
Creator: Osterhout, Sarah
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Pellra Maoming to Gertrude Osterhout, August 21, 1876]

Description: Letter from Pellra Maoming to Gertrude Osterhout. She wrote her friend the last week of vacation from school. The letter was composed of what Pellra and her family had been occupied with since last seeing Gertrude. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: August 21, 1876
Creator: Maoming, Pellra
Item Type: Letter

[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
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 24, 1875]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote to his father at the request of his mother. He updated his father on the status of their land, animals, and the family's health. The letter ended with the news that a man named Ed had been stabbed, but was alive.
Date: November 24, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 13, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to his wife while he traveled and worked as a judge. In the letter, he gave her news of his health, those he was traveling with, and where he was headed to next. He told her he was anxious to return home and be with his family.
Date: November 13, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter