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[Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Osterhout Family, January 9, 1885]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout family regarding his various visits to family in Pennsylvania. The bulk of the letter served as updates for how each family member was doing at the time. Paul apologized for not writing more since he had been busy. He inquired about how they spent Christmas.
Date: January 9, 1885
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, September 28, 1884]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, updating her with news from home. He apologized for not writing sooner and told her that for the Methodists had a three week meeting in town. He mentioned that he had been raising mocking birds and he planned to send one to an aunt of theirs.
Date: September 28, 1884
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 31, 1884]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news from home. He wrote that their father was canvassing the neighborhood since he was running for a public office and let his sister know that the family would like for her to visit. Paul requested the Gertrude bring a canary back home and offered to go the skating rink of she wanted to learn to skate. A circus came into town and the family went to see the shows. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Junia Osterhout."
Date: October 31, 1884
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[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
Item Type: Letter
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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout Family, September 19, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Osterhout family. Paul wrote his family to update them on his life. He mentioned his financial difficulties, his need for winter clothes, a David Osterhout he heard of, and other small bits of news.
Date: September 19, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
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
Item Type: Letter
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
Item Type: Letter
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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, February 23, 1881]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout from John Patterson Osterhout. Paul updated his father on how he was doing in his studies and had nothing out of the usual to tell him. He mentioned letters and money her received from other family members.
Date: February 23, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
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
Item Type: Letter
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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, August 21, 1882]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, about the new town he had settled into. He mentioned the dominant religion in the area was Methodist, that both blacks and whites lived there, and the locals cannot ride their buggies much due to the sand.
Date: August 21, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
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
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout Family, January 5, 1901]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Osterhout Family. Paul sent a letter to his family and informed them that his sister, Gertrude, had been feeling ill. He detailed how they treated her and told their family that after treatment, she seemed to be feeling better.
Date: January 5, 1901
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to George W. Tyler, July 3, 1911]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to George W. Tyler. Paul wrote to inform Geo of his approval for a loan. He included information about his rubber plantation and that he hopes Belton receives a railroad soon.
Date: July 3, 1911
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Osterhout Family, January 7, 1901]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to the Osterhout Family. Paul sent a short letter to his family and informed them that his sister, Gertrude, was feeling better. Paul himself had something happen to his nose and was scheduled for an operation to get it fixed.
Date: January 7, 1901
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 29, 1882]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, about his recent arrival at their family home in Belton, Texas. Paul was sent for by their father so that Paul could work with him in the post office. He mentioned visits he had made around town and told her he would forward a letter to her.
Date: October 29, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, February 22, 1882]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, with news of what he intended to do next. He planned to take a commercial class to learn book-keeping in New York and received a Valentine from an unknown suitor in Independence, Texas. He also wrote about his work and other gossip.
Date: February 22, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Austin College