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[Letter from Dinnkie McGee to Sis and Mr. Moore, October 9, 1881]

Description: She was happy to hear they had made it home safely. She says everyone is doing well except Birdie who has a cold. Birdie has kept her busy since Sissie started school. She wishes Sis was there to help her eat beans. Old Major is about to die and Henry has not planted wheat. He wants to pasture it. Her cows make plenty of milk for butter. She is going to finish a dress for Sissie and Sallie Elliot has a baby boy. Mrs. Ellis sent her some peaches and she made a pie. She hasn't visited her mother because she doesn't have a ride. She hasn't had rain since Sis left. Uncle Sam died. Willie want to tell Uncle Charlie about his studies. She finished the quilt and Henry is helping Tobe to plow. She ask that they write soon.
Date: October 9, 1881
Creator: McGee, Dinkie
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 19, 1881]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her son, Paul Osterhout. She wrote to inform him that she would be sending him his winter coat and that she was unsure what Paul's father's plans were for when Paul would be attending his next session of school. She also requested that if Paul got sick, he return home.
Date: October 19, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Junia
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout Family, October 23, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout family. Paul wrote his family to inform them that he received the coat they sent and to tell them about his job at the train station. He included information about an assault that happened at the station and a lantern he stole to use on the way home.
Date: October 23, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 21, 1881]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, from when he was traveling around in Texas. He told her where he'd been traveling and that he and the family were doing well. He closed his letter by saying she should bring her roommate down next time she visits.
Date: October 21, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[Funeral Program for Ella Mathis Hodges, May 23, 1985]

Description: Funeral program for Sister Ella Mathis Hodges, born October 3, 1881 and died May 20, 1985. The funeral was held May 23, 1985 at Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Claude W. Black. The funeral arrangements were made through Sutton-Sutton Mortuary, Inc. and she was buried in Southern Memorial Park in San Antonio, Texas.
Date: May 23, 1985
Partner: San Antonio Public Library

Travis County Probate Records: County Clerk Probate Minutes H

Description: Travis County probate minutes documenting probate cases from December 1879 to October 1881. Recorded copies of proceedings of the county court sitting as a probate court in cases involving estates of deceased individuals. Shows term of court, date of proceedings, names of officers present, subject of hearing, names of interested parties present, orders of the court, signed approval of county judge, and clerk's attestation. Arranged chronologically by date recorded.
Date: 1879-12/1881-10
Creator: Travis County (Tex.). Clerk's Office.
Partner: Travis County Clerk’s Office