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[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 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, October 13, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote his wife while she was away visiting family. He told her that their son, Paul, might be making progress in the telegraph business and that a local priest was conducting a protracted meeting. The county fair was about to begin, although John did not think they would take much part in it. He ended the letter by stating that he was not sure when Junia planned on returning.
Date: October 13, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
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, October 24, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, regarding the departure of their son, Paul, who left home in order to manage a telegraph office in another town. John continued his letter with local news, including the county fair, various persons who were on trial, and a Methodist protracted meeting at a local church.
Date: October 24, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

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

Description: A letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing how family life had been since Junia left to visit with extended family. John let her know of local baptisms and poultry sales he had made at the recent fair. He and their daughter, Gertrude, were looking forward to Junia's return home. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: October 26, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 29, 1879]

Description: A letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, expressing his regret that the house felt lonesome without Junia and the three children that were away. He hopes that his son, Paul, will return to live with them if the telegraph company relocates him to an office in town. John then told Junia that when she was ready to make the return home, she should consider whether or not to purchase a second class ticket for the train.
Date: October 29, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
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 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 Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 28, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 28, 1879. John began his letter with bad news. A fire broke out in Belton, Texas and John wrote of the difficulties he and his sons had in trying to save some of his books and papers. Otherwise, John says he and the children are in good health and mentioned work that Paul had done work in a telegraph office recently. Included is an envelope addressed "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout" and an article titled "Fire in Belton!" The article lists the losses incurred from the disaster.
Date: September 28, 1879
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 John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 1, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, discussing family news in Belton, Texas. John's wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and two daughters returned from visiting family in Pennsylvania. He wrote about the state of his cattle and chickens and how he was tending to them. The letter ended with John hoping that Paul would join them for Christmas. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout."
Date: December 1, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 5, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, discussing local news from Belton, Texas. He informed Paul that if he came home for Christmas he would give him molasses. Also, he also updated him about various family members and farm animals and shared other pieces of news. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout."
Date: December 5, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 30, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, discussing family life since Paul's departure to work at a telegraph office in another city. He told his son about the recent successful sales of poultry he made and that he had hopes for Paul's future career. John gave his son advice and hoped he would be able to come home and visit soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout."
Date: October 30, 1879
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 John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, July 11, 1872]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout. He wrote to tell his mother that he would be unable to visit this year and spoke of how his family had been. The letter finishes with news regarding the frontier. John wrote that Indians raided nearby areas and took horses.
Date: July 11, 1872
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Item Type: Letter