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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John P. Osterhout, discussing the upcoming commencement at Baylor University. The letter is written on the back of the Baylor Commencement Week Schedule. Commencement Week will last from Saturday, June 4 through Thursday, June 9. The year is not provided.
Date: unknown
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[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
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 3, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, about his work in Lovelady, Texas He wrote about telegraphing and the train station in town. A large group of soldiers and a convict train passed through town recently. He asked how the family's livestock were doing with the danger the train in town posed to the animals.
Date: November 3, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 4, 1880]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to update her father on her life at school. Gertrude informed him of her report of her grades and the two demerits she received for mistakes in housekeeping. She mentioned an incident where the girls scared a new boarder and another where the other girls were not allowed to go to a nearby party, so they lit firecrackers to attract the boys.
Date: November 4, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, April 26, 1881]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news from home. He told her that Gertrude's sisters had recovered from being sick. He and his wife were trying to raise money to send to Gertrude and her brother, Paul, although he told his daughter that she needed to make sacrifices while she was in school. He ended the letter with other various bits of local news and looked forward to seeing her return home.
Date: April 26, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to William McKinley, June 1897]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to President William McKinley regarding his application to be postmaster in Belton, Texas. John detailed all of the offices he had previously held and expressed his devotion to the Republican Party. He told the President that he hoped for reappointment to the position of postmaster.
Date: June 1897
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from J. R. Hartley to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 29, 1892]

Description: Letter from J. R. Hartley to Hartley's siblings, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing Hartley's family. Hartley told them how the children were doing in school and that one of their daughters was going to become a teacher. The letter is composed of local gossip and let them know that an acquaintance had inquired about them.
Date: October 29, 1892
Creator: Hartley, J. R.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John P. Forman to John Patterson Osterhout, June 21, 1897]

Description: Letter from John P. Forman to his uncle, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing daily events. Forman hoped that John's wife was recovering and requested that Paul, John's son, and Paul's wife, May, visit him. He also wrote that he and his mother were doing well and that he was planning to begin a profession soon.
Date: June 21, 1897
Creator: Forman, John P.
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College