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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, March 6, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. Paul wrote about his time in school in Independence, Texas and the studies him and the other boys were engaged in. He told his father of how boring he found the city and that there were very few recreational activities available to them.
Date: March 6, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 17, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote of his studies at Baylor and night lectures he had been attending. He requested money from his father to purchase a new suit since he was low on funds and mentioned trains that were frequenting his father's area. Paul also asked for information regarding the family's animals because his father had purchased a new cow and the sheep would be sheared soon.
Date: February 17, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 18, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. Paul wrote his mother to let her know of clothes he had bought and ones he would need sent to him by her. He told her of events going on in town, the local church, about money he has had to borrow, and his roommates that have the measles.
Date: April 18, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, May 6, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. Paul wrote his father to inform him that Paul had been selected to write and present a speech for school. In addition to this, he told his father about the state of his personal finances and other small events that happened in the city.
Date: May 6, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, September 2, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to Ora Osterhout. Paul wrote his friend after receiving two letters from Ora. Paul informed him of the trains he had seen going by that day as he waits to go home and asked for information regarding mutual friends. He went on to write about miscellaneous bits of news he has read and other things he has seen at that station. Pages are labeled out of order.
Date: August 2, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, September 26, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. He wrote to update his father about what had been happening. He mentioned a woman named Gertie, several of accidents involving trains, and his financial situation. He detailed the money he made working and what his expenses were for the month. The pages are numbered out of order.
Date: September 26, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
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 Paul Osterhout to John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout, November 16, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his parents, John Patterson and Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to inform them that he planned to visit for a few weeks during the holidays and that he wanted his parents to get him new clothes during that time. In his letter, he detailed an accident between a train and the convict train in which a few convicts tried to make an escape.
Date: November 16, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 23, 1988]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. Paul wrote his father a short letter to provide an update on what had happened locally after his after his father had left. The letter touched upon some of Paul's communications, local church service attendance, and someone he saw recently.
Date: January 23, 1888
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. Paul wrote his mother a letter he promised while she was visiting family. He told his mother that he was watching Brother Smith's house while the Methodists had a meeting elsewhere. Paul was working to get into the railroad business and mentioned that the youth in town had tried, unsuccessfully, to get a dance started. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, May 12, 1880]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing his time at school at Baylor College. Paul wrote that he and the other boys were writing speeches for an upcoming commencement ceremony and told his father that he would try to send a copy of his speech for John to look over. He let his father know he had received a package and along with other bits of news from around the school.
Date: May 12, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 8, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing his time in Independence, Texas. He told his father that he let his sister, Gertrude, read the letter from home and described how much money he had spent recently. He ended the letter by writing that he had to prepare a composition for class.
Date: January 8, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, January 20, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his father, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing his time at Baylor College. He apologized for himself and for his sister Gertrude because they had not written home sooner and updated them about recent events, including a night fire in the boys' boarding house that they were eventually able to suppress. He told his father about his studies in Virgil and mathematics.
Date: January 20, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
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