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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 26, 1880]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote her mother to update her on life at school. Gertrude mentioned the Thanksgiving dinner they had at school and time she had been spent with her brother, Paul. She had started learning to crochet and was excited about being able to go home in a few weeks for Christmas.
Date: November 26, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 15, 1880]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother on her school life. Gertrude informed her mother why she was taking a small course load, the high housekeeping standards at the boarding house, and the food that one of the women there makes for them. She requested that her mother send her some things and tell her brother, Paul, to write more often.
Date: October 15, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 14, 1881]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sisters, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her sisters about her life at school. She included small bits of news regarding her studies and plans to go on a picnic. She asked about the family orchards and requested that her sisters send her a box of the fruit.
Date: April 14, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, November 9, 1880]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sister, Ora Osterhout. She wrote to her sister to update her on her school life. Gertrude mentioned how some girls at her school had pretended to be ghosts, a lesson she had to write to teach in one of her classes, and other small bits of news. She asked if her sister had written a letter to Santa Claus yet and if their mother was going to write her.
Date: November 9, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 11, 1880]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sister, Ora Osterhout. She wrote her sister to update her on life at Baylor College. Gertrude mentioned how she had been sick recently, a prodigious student on campus, and other small bits of local news. She finished by asking about family and talking about clothing.
Date: October 11, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 24, 1880]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sister, Ora Osterhout. She wrote to update her sister about life at school. She told her of a sermon she attended, social event, the food she had been eating while away from home, and other small bits of local news.
Date: October 24, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, September 13, 1880]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her family. Gertrude wrote her family to let them know how she was settling into life at Baylor College. She told them of her living accommodations, food, and the other girls that were there with her. The letter ended with her asking for some items to be sent to her and she spoke of her family and alterations she made to her uniforms.
Date: September 13, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, February 27, 1882]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing her life at school. She wrote about her responsibilities of acting as a supervisor for the girls at the boarding house. She told him of the local gossip and school events, including concerts and drawing room receptions where the girls were taught how to entertain guests. A day after she finished the first part of the letter, she continued to write a couple pages more about a recent storm that had hit the city and resulted in property damage and a couple of lives lost.
Date: February 27, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 30, 1881]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout. She wrote to inform her brother of her life at school. Gertrude told him of the weather, that she thought she was gaining weight, and a visit she made with a woman near the school. She mentioned how she was doing in her studies and promised to write a letter to one of their sisters.
Date: June 30, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, March 16, 1882]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing her life at Baylor University. She told him that her examination scores had been excellent and commencement would be taking place later this year. She wrote of some of the events that the school held including debates, concerts, and essay readings. A storm had passed through her town recently and she told her brother that she would refuse to sleep on the third floor of the boarding house should she return. The letter concluded with a promise of gossip in her next letter and her sympathies that Paul has a night job. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. Paul Osterhout."
Date: March 16, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 1, 1880]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout. She wrote a reply to her brother's letter to update him on her life at school. Gertrude mentioned her lack of knowledge about current affairs and that the girls around her had voiced their opinions in politics. She included information about a trip out she had, a little about her studies, and other small bits of local news.
Date: November 1, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 3, 1881]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, regarding news she had heard about his arrival. She had heard from several girls that Paul had been seen in a nearby town and would be visiting only to learn that someone else had been mistaken for him. She told her brother he needed to hurry back and that the girls were asking about him. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. Paul Osterhout."
Date: October 3, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
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 John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, February 26, 1882]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing daily life at school. She told her father of her responsibilities to check housekeeping of all the girls' rooms and to keep flirtation between the boys and girls to a minimum. The letter detailed many of the events that Baylor held for its students, including musical recitations and drawing room receptions to teach the girls how to entertain guests. She closed the letter by saying she expected her sister to write soon and that she would write her brother next.
Date: February 26, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 9, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time at Baylor College. Paul wrote that the only news he had was school-related and he told his parents about an upcoming lecture and a study group he participated in. He ended his letter by letting them know that the bills to pay for his education was sent home to his parents.
Date: February 9, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 27, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout. He thanked his family for a recent letter he received from home. Paul described parts of a composition he prepared to give at a commencement ceremony and sent his father a copy of the speech. He mentioned some activities that were going on at the school, including a baseball game and a concert, and insisted that his father or mother try to visit. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout."
Date: May 27, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 8, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing his time in Independence, Texas. He told his father that he let his sister, Gertrude, read the letter from home and described how much money he had spent recently. He ended the letter by writing that he had to prepare a composition for class.
Date: January 8, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 20, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing his time at Baylor College. He apologized for himself and for his sister Gertrude because they had not written home sooner and updated them about recent events, including a night fire in the boys' boarding house that they were eventually able to suppress. He told his father about his studies in Virgil and mathematics.
Date: January 20, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, May 12, 1880]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing his time at school at Baylor College. Paul wrote that he and the other boys were writing speeches for an upcoming commencement ceremony and told his father that he would try to send a copy of his speech for John to look over. He let his father know he had received a package and along with other bits of news from around the school.
Date: May 12, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, May 22, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, about upcoming events while he was at Baylor College. He wrote about how the boys would be giving speeches at commencement and he planned to praise one of the professors in his speech to increase his chances of winning a medal. Paul requested that his father send him money for new shoes to wear for his speech and listed out his upcoming expenses.
Date: May 22, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter

My Roommates

Description: A five-stanza poem by Gertrude Osterhout titled "My Roommates." In each stanza, Gertrude wrote about each of her roommates at her boarding school.
Date: 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Poem