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[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

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 21, 1872]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote about work that was being done around their home, including gathering wood and field work. In the letter, she mentioned how she and the children were getting along while he was away and that she hoped he would return home soon.
Date: January 21, 1872
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts

[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

[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

[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

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, April 14, 1886]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, with news from home. She expressed concern over her brother's profession as a doctor since recently, a doctor in Belton was blamed for the death of a patient. Among other local gossip, Ora mentioned that their brother, Jeremiah, and his wife did not allow each other to leave without the other as they were jealous of them talking to members of the opposite sex.
Date: April 14, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Ora

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sisters, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her sisters while they were visiting family with their mother. She let her sisters know of some guests that had stopped by to see them. Gertrude hoped that her younger sisters were behaving and enjoying their time with family.
Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude

[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