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[Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, February 28, 1886]

Description: Letter from John Jeremiah Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. He wrote his brother to update him on the affairs of their family. He informed Paul that their mother had recovered from being sick, a mutual acquaintance wants to go into the book business, a troupe that came through and performed, and other small events around the farm.
Date: February 28, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, John Jeremiah
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, June 7, 1886]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, regarding Paul's return home. John sold Paul's bike and sent him money to help him afford the trip home. John expects his other son, Jeremiah, and his wife to have a child soon because she has been staying with their family for long periods of time. John mentioned that their town, Belton, was worried that their oil well would leave town and they would have to rely on the college for their future.
Date: June 7, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 22, 1886]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, regarding Paul returning home for a visit. John recommended Paul get his certification to practice being a doctor before he graduates. John sent what money he could and if Paul was able, he had a list of people he wanted Paul to try to visit.
Date: May 22, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[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
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, May 6, 1886]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout from Paul Osterhout. She wrote to tell her brother that she wanted to hear from him more often and what was happening with their family. She told him that Gertrude sent him some money and that their father might be able to send some too. Gertrude has been thinking about attending school in Independence and Ora wrote of a garden that they had started.
Date: May 6, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

Nineteenth Annual Report of the Mission Board of the Baptist General Association of Texas, 1886

Description: Annual report of the Baptist General Association of Texas Mission Board, containing an account of work done throughout the year (missionaries employed, sermons preached, miles traveled, work that had been done, etc.) and accounting summaries. This report, presented to the Baptist General Convention of Texas was the last annual report due to lack of monetary and staff resources.
Date: 1886
Creator: Baptist General Association of Texas. Mission Board.
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center