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[Transcript of Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 24, 1864]

Description: Transcript of letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time with the Confederate Army. He was grateful to receive her letters from home and detailed the marches that he had been enduring. Like many of the other men, he felt unwell, and they were preparing for battle when he concluded the first part of his letter. The second part was written the next day after the soldier's new camp had been secured. The men were living off of a diet of oysters that day and John thought they might be reorganizing later that month. He wished he could see his children, especially his eldest son, Paul Osterhout, and hoped they would stay safe.
Date: January 24, 1864
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 3, 1878]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to her while traveling. He informed her that he may be changing the route of his trip to go through Washington City. John said he was going to make the most of his trip and that he missed his family.
Date: September 3, 1878
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout and Family, September 21, 1879]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout, and family. Junia wrote to him while visiting family in Pennsylvania. The letter is composed of how various family members were doing and who Junia had been visiting. She mentioned that a family member wanted her to visit somewhere else, but Junia was unsure if she would have the money.
Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout and Family, September 24, 1878]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout, and family. Junia wrote her husband and children while she was visiting family in Pennsylvania. She told them who she had been seeing and still needed to stay with. Junia let her family know that she wanted to return before Christmas, but needed money sent to her.
Date: September 24, 1878
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Family, November 2, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and family with news from Belton, Texas. He claimed to be lonesome because his wife and two youngest daughters were visiting family in Pennsylvania and their eldest son Paul had moved out. He told her about how the remaining children at home were doing and shared other pieces of news from Belton. The letter ended with him prompting her to write more and to send notice before she starts for home. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: November 2, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Partner: Austin College
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