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[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 19, 1881]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her son, Paul Osterhout. She wrote to inform him that she would be sending him his winter coat and that she was unsure what Paul's father's plans were for when Paul would be attending his next session of school. She also requested that if Paul got sick, he return home.
Date: October 19, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Junia
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, March 19, 1881]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, with news from home. Everyone at home at been well, except for her mother who had a cold. They had four cows that they milked and used the milk to make butter to sell. He told his daughter that she should not be so eager for school to be over. He concluded the letter by correcting his daughter on her use of the word "too."
Date: March 19, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout and Children, May 19, 1884]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, and his children about his recent travel. He listed places where he had visited, including arrival and departure times, and told Junia about how her parents and the rest of their family were faring.
Date: May 19, 1884
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his Brother, October 19, 1859]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother regarding land in Texas. He sold a couple hundred acres out of the 400 acres he bought a few years earlier. He wrote about other land he had bought and the cheap pricing of land in Texas. An uncle of theirs was thinking about moving to Texas and John agreed that he should and could get a lot of land for his money. He gave some advice for his uncle if he chose to move to Texas and recommended he should have a few thousand dollars before coming. At the end of the letter, John wrote about several pieces of furniture and cattle he purchased.
Date: October 19, 1859
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John M. Garman to John Patterson Osterhout, October 19, 1899]

Description: Letter from John M. Garman to John Patterson Osterhout regarding an invitation to visit Belton, Texas. Mr. Garman regretted having to decline Mr. Osterhout's invitation to visit and told him that the next time he came South, he would try to visit. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout." The front of the envelope has an image of the lobby at the New Waverly Hotel and Bath House in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Date: October 19, 1899
Creator: Garman, John M.
Partner: Austin College