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Life of Lorenzo de Zavala by Mary Jane Harris Briscoe

Description: Biographical sketch of Lorenzo de Zavala by Mary Jane Harris Briscoe. Her family lived near the de Zavalas when she was a girl. Citation info: Mary Jane Harris Briscoe Papers, MC056, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.
Date: 1886
Creator: Briscoe, Mary Jane Harris
Partner: San Jacinto Museum of History

[Autograph album "To my little Friend"]

Description: Page from the autograph album that reads: "To my little Friend, This world is like a garden Your heart the fairest spot. Now in this fairy bower, Let me plant "Forget me-not" Your Friend Richmond April 20th 1886".
Date: April 20, 1886
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Autograph album "To darling Mamie"]

Description: Page in autograph album reads: "To darling Mamie =My prayer= May choicest blessings crown thy head A"around [sic] thee beauteous robes be spread M"ay [sic] never sorrows gloomy pall. I"n [sic] all thy life - like a dark shadow fall E"ver [sic] guard her Father from starless skies D"o [sic] grant she may grow in beauty as old Time flies A"ye [sic] give a life all peace - or strength to bear with Fale V"erify [sic] every promise - of her present state I" pray for sunshine on her days and years S"avions [sic]! Save her, from storms and tears. Lovingly subscribed C.M. Reading Home- April 16, 1886".
Date: April 16, 1886
Partner: George Ranch Historical Park

[Letter from O. Henry to Belle Palm]

Description: Letter detailing programme for a musical event to be held on October 1, 1886, in which Belle Palm is on the program and O. Henry is the Musical Director.
Date: September 23, 1886
Creator: Henry, O., 1862-1910
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, January 6, 1886]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. Gertrude wrote to inform Paul about wedding preparations their family was helping to make. She also wrote that their father sold the stocks to a business he was involved in and might start up a small one of his own.
Date: January 6, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, February 11, 1886]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. She wrote to inform Paul that their mother had been sick in bed, but was starting to feel better. At the end of the letter, she included a message from Gertrude asking if Paul would fix Gertrude's watch again.
Date: February 11, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[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 Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, March 5, 1886]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout. Ora wrote to update Paul on what was happening at home. She informed him of the weather, her school work, and a change in attitude their brother has undergone after getting married.
Date: March 5, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, March 30, 1886]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout from Paul Osterhout. She wrote to tell Paul what had been happened at home. She included information about the weather and what family members had been doing such as how their father tried to fix their water pump and wanted to purchase more cows.
Date: March 30, 1886
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[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

[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 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 Mary to her Sister, June 1, 1886]

Description: Letter from Mary to her sister regarding family news. There was a recent death in the family and Mary let her sister know that their parents' health was well while they were mourning. She gave details for the funeral in order to answer questions her sister had.
Date: June 1, 1886
Partner: Austin College

[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 W. M. Peck to Annie Peck - June 23, 1886]

Description: Letter from W. M. Peck to Annie Peck, dated June 23, 1886, in which he writes about her trip to Waco and about his looking forward to her return home.
Date: June 23, 1886
Creator: Peck, W. M.
Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College

[Letter from Minnie Bradley to L. D. Bradley - May 1886]

Description: Letter from Minnie Bradley to L. D. Bradley, dated May 1886 and sent from Fairfield, in which she writes about her trip home from Corsicana, her desire for him to get better, and her own health.
Date: May 1886
Creator: Bradley, Minnie
Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College

[Letter from Minnie Bradley to L. D. Bradley - May 7, 1886]

Description: Letter from Minnie Bradley to L. D. Bradley, dated May 7, 1886 and sent from Fairfield, in which she writes about her health and whether she will be able to visit him in Corsicana.
Date: May 7, 1886
Creator: Bradley, Minnie
Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College

[Letter from John C. Beasley - May 17, 1886]

Description: Letter written by John C. Beasley to "S. and J.," requesting a response to questions and issues discussed therein.
Date: May 17, 1886
Creator: Beasley, John C.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library