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Baylor College Record, Volume 5, Number 3, December 1902

Description: Monthly publication of announcements and literary pieces about Baylor Female College in Belton, Texas. This issue includes: A Letter from Paris, France (continuation of a traveling account), Tributes to the Memory of Miss Gertrude Osterhout (an alumna and teacher at the school), and additional notes and announcements from the teachers, students, and campus societies.
Date: December 1902
Creator: Baylor College (Belton, Tex.)
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 10, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. Gertrude wrote to update her father on life at school. Among other small news, she mentioned a couple of incidences with fire that may lead to the suspension of a girl and the use of Gertrude's camphor by girls who have gotten sick. Her brother, Paul, was working to raise money to bring a guest lecturer to their schools.
Date: February 10, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 6, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote her mother to update her about her life at school. Among the small bits of news Gertrude gave, she mentioned a musical performances that the girls gave, a memorial service, and upcoming examinations.
Date: March 6, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, March 13, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to the Osterhout Family. She wrote to update her family about her life at school. She spoke of her school work and upcoming examinations, her concerns about her weight, and a recent death. Included was a poem she wrote titled "My Roommates."
Date: March 13, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 16, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother about her life at school. Gertrude provided information about her recent exams and her efforts to study and asked for dresses or materials to have dresses made for the summer. She asked about her mother's plan to have a garden this year and when she would receive another letter from home.
Date: March 16, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, February 20, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, about her life at school. She mentioned a sociable she was getting ready to attend and how the other girls were worrying about what to wear. A music event was being held by the college and she had a new outfit made for the occasion. The letter appears to have ended abruptly.
Date: February 20, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

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

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to 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
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

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

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. She wrote her sister to update her on life at Baylor College. Gertrude mentioned how she had been sick recently, a prodigal 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
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

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

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to 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
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 17, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to her father to update him on her life at school. She told him about the bad weather they'd been having, a teacher that took supper with them that evening, and her studies. She informed him of her Latin exam and that her brother Paul had arrived in town. At the end, she asked when she should come home for Christmas.
Date: November 17, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

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

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to 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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

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

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her mother, 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
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from E. H. Wells to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 22, 1916]

Description: Letter from E. H. Wells to Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote in response to a letter Junia sent and thanked her profusely for her words. Wells went on to detail a church service he had attended with Junia and other services he had been to. He was a former professor of Junia's and spoke of news of Baylor, including the number of female students that enrolled for the academic year.
Date: October 22, 1916
Creator: Wells, E. H.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 6, 1883]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote her mother to update her on her life at school. She detailed examinations she had and the praise she had received for one of her papers. Gertrude mentioned visiting lecturers, letters she owed family members, and other bits of news. At the end of the letter, she has a list of items she requested her mother to send.
Date: April 6, 1883
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, November 30, 1881]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote a short letter to her father and told him of her high marks at school. Gertrude told him how anxious she was to return home for Christmas. On the back of the letter is a monthly report from Baylor Female College with her marks for the month of November.
Date: November 30, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 12, 1890]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her mother to update her on events back home in Belton. Gertrude hoped her mother was feeling better and told her how Gertrude's sister, Ora, was doing in school as well as Gertrude's work at Baylor Female College. Among other small bits of news, she included how her father was doing and some information about the local church.
Date: September 1, 1890
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 11, 1881]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her sisters about her life at school. Gertrude talked briefly about some of the lessons she has, a wedding she attended, and the bad table manners of the other girls in her boarding house. She spoke of shoes she had purchased and girls that reminded her of her sisters.
Date: May 11, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

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

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to 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
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, April 14, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to update her father on her life at school. She heard that he had been asked to deliver a commencement address at Baylor and mentioned some about her studies. She informed him that her brother, Paul, did not take much interest in attending church services.
Date: April 14, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 29, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote home to update her mother on her life at school. Gertrude detailed to her mother some of the end-of-session events that would be happening for commencement and final examinations. She wrote of some girls who had fallen sick and a contest she had entered to win a poetry book.
Date: May 29, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

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

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to 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
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

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

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. She wrote to update her father on how she was doing at school. Gertrude mentioned her report that would be going home and the shift in weather that caused a picnic to be postponed. At her college, the women saw the flags hoisted over the men's school and decided to have one of their own for their building.
Date: April 21, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Hester Beck on Her Graduation Day]

Description: Photograph of Hester M. Beck on the day of her graduation from Baylor University. She is wearing her cap and gown and is holding her diploma, which is rolled up and tied with a ribbon.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis