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[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

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 9, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his travels through Texas. John served as a district judge and was traveling with several lawyers. He told Junia he had arrived at his most recent destination safely and hoped that she and the children were well.
Date: November 9, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Junia Roberts, John Jeremiah, and Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 7, 1875]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts, John Jeremiah, and Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. The letter started out with Junia writing. She wrote very briefly about how she missed her husband. When she had to tend to the baby, her and John Patterson's son, John Jeremiah, finished writing the letter. He told his father how the hogs, cows, and sheep were doing and that they had purchased more corn and cotton-seed for the animals. On the back of the letter, Paul Osterhout, the eldest son, finished writing the letter. He mentioned a man who had been arrested for murder and that the accused was out on bail. In the post script, Paul asked if he could have a party for his 16th birthday.
Date: November 7, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts; Osterhout, John Jeremiah & Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 31, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote to his wife while traveling and working as a judge. In this letter, he mentioned a case of horse theft he was involved in and told her about the weather and his health. The letter ended with him writing about a vote on a new constitution and how fortunate he and his wife were that so many of their children were still alive. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: October 31, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 17, 1873]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout. He informed his father that a friend of the family was sick and his mother was aiding in the friend's recovery. Paul let his father know he had been taking care of their land and that his mother was planning to purchase frost-oak [sic] wood.
Date: October 17, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 16, 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. He informed her of money he had sent her way and where he planned to put the rest of his money. John ended the letter by letting her know he had arrived at his destination safely.
Date: October 16, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote his wife while traveling around to work as a judge. He wanted to know more about the state of their garden and crops because their son, Paul, had not written much about them in his last letter. John let her know where she should direct her future letters and requested that she send them early enough so that he would receive them upon his arrival.
Date: May 29, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 11, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He commented that he had not received letters from home recently and wished to receive news from his wife. John purchased a pony for their son, Jeremiah, and planned to have it sent back while he continued to travel for business.
Date: March 11, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sally Osterhout, January 13, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his niece, Sally Osterhout. He wrote her after receiving a letter a couple weeks prior. He was glad to hear his mother was well and told Sally what was happening with John and his family. He mentioned some of the cases he was working on, his children's schooling, and how his wife had recently come down with a pneumonia.
Date: January 13, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1874]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote her husband a short letter to let him know how things were going at home while he traveled abroad. She told him that their children were well, although their baby had had a fever recently, and updated him about a family friend.
Date: November 4, 1874
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Item Type: Letter