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[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout, October 7, 1908]

Description: Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout. The photo on the card depicts a horse, a cow, and a man. The cow has a rope around one of its horns and the other end is tied to the saddle on the horse. The man is standing with one foot on the cow and both hands in the air. He is wearing a cowboy hat, a shirt over a white one, pants, and dark boots. The scene is in the middle of a prairie. On the bottom of the front and the back, Rose wrote bits of local news.
Date: October 7, 1908
Creator: Chamberlin, Rose
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout, December 3, 1908]

Description: Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout. The photo on the card depicts a horse, a cow, and a man. The cow has a rope around one of its horns and the other end is tied to the saddle on the horse. The man is standing with one foot on the cow and both hands in the air. He is wearing a cowboy hat, a shirt over a white one, pants, and dark boots. The scene is in the middle of a prairie. On the bottom of the front and the back, Rose wrote bits of local news.
Date: December 3, 1908
Creator: Chamberlin, Rose
Item Type: Postcard
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 Ora Osterhout, October 24, 1880]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. She wrote to update her sister about life at school. She told her of a sermon she attended, social event, the food she had been eating while away from home, and other small bits of local news.
Date: October 24, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Postcard from Lillian Graves to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 9, 1911]

Description: Postcard from Lillian Graves to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout discussing Lillian's recent trip home. She apologizes for not being able to see them while she was there, but her mother was sick. There is a picture of the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio, Texas on the front, and the description printed on the back says "This is the original Parish Church and the oldest of all these Spanish Mission churches which was erected by public subscription in 1732, and it was on the roof of this building that Santa Anna mounted his cannon in besieging the Alamo in 1836. The postcard is addressed to Misses Ora and Junia Osterhout in Belton, Texas, and it is postmarked San Antonio, January 9, 1911.
Date: January 9, 1911
Creator: Graves, Lillian
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Postcard from Mrs. C. W. Metcalf to Ora Osterhout, April 14, 1908]

Description: Postcard from Mrs. C. W. Metcalf to Miss Ora Osterhout in Belton, Texas. On the front is a photograph of Mrs. Metcalf's house in Holland, Texas. She says that they "have lots of chickens to fry" and invites Ora to come visit. On the back she says that she would like to hear from Ora. The house is a small wooden cabin with a front porch. There are three small children in the yard in front. The card is postmarked Holland, Texas.
Date: April 14, 1908
Creator: Metcalf, Mrs. C. W.
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from W. T. Daniel to Ora Osterhout, December 11, 1904]

Description: Letter from W. T. Daniel to Ora Osterhout regarding the deed to 320 acres of land in Comanche County that used to belong to her father, John P. Osterhout, and is now owned by another family.
Date: December 11, 1904
Creator: Daniel, W. T.
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout Wade, November 13, 1914]

Description: Postcard from Rose Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout Wade discussing recent events. She says that she went to the carnival every night during the fair. The postcard has a picture of a house on the front, and it is addressed to Mrs. C. B. Wade in Temple, Texas. It is postmarked San Antonio, Texas.
Date: November 13, 1914
Creator: Chamberlin, Rose
Item Type: Postcard
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 Ora Osterhout, June 2, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. She wrote her younger sister to wish her a happy birthday. Gertrude sent Ora well wishes and wrote about the future and how wonderful it would be for their family to all be together.
Date: June 2, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Postcard from Ora Osterhout to the Osterhout Family, July 18, 1888]

Description: Postcard from Ora Osterhout to her family discussing recent events. She wrote on two separate postcards, and they are both addressed to Mr. J. P. Osterhout in Belton, Texas. There is a postmark for Bellville, Texas, but the date cannot be read clearly.
Date: July 18, 1888
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Postcard from Ora Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, July 23, 1891]

Description: Postcard from Ora Osterhout to her father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing what she has been doing in Fort Worth, Texas. On the back, it is addressed to Mr. J. P. Osterhout in Belton, Bell Co., Texas, and it is postmarked Fort Worth, Texas, July 23, 1891.
Date: July 23, 1891
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, April 14, 1886]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, with news from home. She expressed concern over her brother's profession as a doctor since recently, a doctor in Belton was blamed for the death of a patient. Among other local gossip, Ora mentioned that their brother, Jeremiah, and his wife did not allow each other to leave without the other as they were jealous of them talking to members of the opposite sex.
Date: April 14, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sisters, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her sisters while they were visiting family with their mother. She let her sisters know of some guests that had stopped by to see them. Gertrude hoped that her younger sisters were behaving and enjoying their time with family.
Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from May Patterson Frear Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, March 13, 1920]

Description: Letter from May Patterson Frear Osterhout to her sister-in-law, Ora Osterhout, with information on the Osterhout genealogy. The information was gathered from the Carnegie Library in San Antonio, Texas and contains information on various family members.
Date: March 13, 1920
Creator: Osterhout, May Patterson Frear
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Ancestral Chart for the Osterhout Family]

Description: Ancestral chart to trace the genealogy of Ora Osterhout. Includes the dates of her parents' births, deaths, and marriage along with the names of her paternal and maternal grandparents.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Austin College

[David Mitchell and Descendants]

Description: Copy of "David Mitchell and Descendants" originally written by Thomas Mitchell, Jr. The manuscript starts with David Mitchell, possibly a Revolutionary soldier, and details what is known about his life and those of his descendants. The record ends with the marriage of his widow, Sarah Patterson Mitchell Frear, to Abraham Frear. It states that she was the mother and grandmother of many Frears and Mitchells in the family. After the record, there is a note about the original manuscript's author; it was then copied by Ora Osterhout.
Date: August 10, 1936
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Item Type: Paper
Partner: Austin College