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[Letter from Pastor G. S. Bailey to Sarah Osterhout, November 17, 1876]

Description: Letter from Pastor G. S. Bailey to Sarah Osterhout. The letter served as an invitation to a Baptist Centennial in Pittson, Pennsylvania. Sarah's mother was one of the first persons baptized at the church, and the pastor said he wanted Sarah and any guests she might bring to attend.
Date: November 17, 1876
Creator: Bailey, G. S.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout, December 5, 1896]

Description: Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout regarding questions he had about the Osterhout family. He asked John where an older member of the family was born and who her parents were so he could trace the family farther back.
Date: December 5, 1896
Creator: Bardwell, H. J.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from H. J. Bardwell to John Patterson Osterhout, December 8, 1896]

Description: Letter from H. J. Bardwell to his cousin, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding their family tree. Bardwell had been spending his time in the library trying to trace the Osterhout family back to the first settler and shared what he had found so far. He asked John for clarification on what he had told Bardwell about the family before and hoped to hear back soon.
Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Bardwell, H. J.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Mary Chamberlin to Paul Osterhout, December 22, 1883]

Description: Letter from Mary Chamberlin to Paul Osterhout regarding a photograph that was sent to her. She thanked him for it and asked if his sister, Gertrude, would be able to come down for a visit. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout."
Date: December 22, 1883
Creator: Chamberlin, Mary
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Mary P. and H. J. Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout, January 21, 1882]

Description: Letter from Mary P and H. J. Chamberlin to Ora Osterhout regarding news she had heard from the Osterhouts. Mary appreciated hearing from the family and told Ora that they should take good care of their mother. She included other small bits of gossip. Her husband wrote his own brief letter on the back and expressed his gratitude for the Osterhouts.
Date: January 21, 1882
Creator: Chamberlin, Mary P. & Chamberlin, H. J.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from E. B. Convers to Gertrude Osterhout, October 8, 1884]

Description: Letter from E. B. Convers to his cousin, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news he had heard about her health. He was glad to hear she had recovered from being sick and mentioned a dispute that seemed to be going on between him and a mutual acquaintance. He told her that he would be heading to Washington for work soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Gertrude Osterhout."
Date: October 8, 1884
Creator: Convers, E. B.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from E. B. Convers to his Cousin, August 15, 1884]

Description: Letter from E. B. Convers to his cousin regarding a matter that has upset him. The full details of the event are unclear and he moved on to write about his work in the office and about his ideas for his next summer vacation.
Date: August 15, 1884
Creator: Convers, E. B.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from J. C. Crain to William McKinley, March 10, 1897]

Description: Letter from J. C. Crain, the chairman of the 19th Senatorial district in Texas, to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying to become the postmaster of Belton, Texas. Crain wrote of how highly he thought of John and recommended him for the position.
Date: March 10, 1897
Creator: Crain, J. C.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from W. W. Culver, Jr. to John Patterson Osterhout, March 27, 1899]

Description: Letter from W. W. Culver Jr. to John Patterson Osterhout regarding recent events. Culver told him that he had been very sick, but had recovered and that he was going to see an acquaintance of John's daughter. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout Esq." and there is an image of a steel range and furnace.
Date: March 27, 1899
Creator: Culver, W. W., Jr.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ellen Lawson Dabbs to John Patterson Osterhout, March 6, 1899]

Description: Letter from Ellen Lawson Dabbs to John Patterson Osterhout about her daughter, Junia. She told him how she found the name and that she named her daughter that because she could convince no one else to use that name for their child. She ended her letter by writing that she had gone to Austin, Texas because she was interested in the Girl's Industrial School. Included is an envelope addressed to "Judge J. P. Osterhout."
Date: March 6, 1899
Creator: Dabbs, Ellen Lawson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from M. A. DeWitt to Junia Roberts Osterhout, March 12, 1871]

Description: Letter from M. A. DeWitt to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to tell Junia what her children and mother had been up to recently. She mentioned her children's education and other bits of local news. An envelope addressed to Mrs. J. P. Osterhout is included.
Date: March 12, 1871
Creator: DeWitt, M. A.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout, February 13, 1895]

Description: Letter from A. B. Dickson to John Patterson Osterhout regarding a recent trip to Texas. Dickson planned to buy land in Texas and wanted to speak with John and visit him next time he visited the state. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout."
Date: February 13, 1895
Creator: Dickson, A. B.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from E. M. Drayton to William McKinley, February 19, 1897]

Description: Letter from E. M. Drayton to President William McKinley regarding John Patterson Osterhout applying for the position of postmaster in Belton, Texas. He wrote that he could think of no one better to fill the position.
Date: February 19, 1897
Creator: Drayton, E. M.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to her Brother, August 4, 1883]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother with news of her family. Her husband has been recovering from his broken leg and began working around their farm once more. Her daughter has been sick for five years with an unknown ailment. Among other family news, she informed her brother that their sister, Sarah, wanted him to write. She condemned a drunken family member as disgraceful and discussed the possibility of adding family members' names to the family burial ground if the bodies were not able to be buried there.
Date: August 4, 1883
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, August 18, 1898]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, regarding the passing of John's wife, Junia. Ann wrote how they were fortunate to have children around to comfort them when their spouse's died. She told them they had many visitors recently and that she was hearing of a lot of deaths in the Farman family. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: August 18, 1898
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, January 3, 1899]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing her family and daily life. She wrote of the recent death of a politician that she attributed to drinking. She told him what she knew about their family and acquaintances in La Grange. She closed the letter by saying how things had been at home and that they had some snow recently. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John P. Osterhout."
Date: January 3, 1899
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to Mother, October 23, 1890]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her mother with news of her family. She wrote of her children's health and mentioned that her family wanted to be remembered by her mother. She mentioned a man that was looking to get a place nearby. Parts of the letter are difficult to read due to blotches on the paper fading the writing.
Date: October 25, 1890
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to Sarah Frear]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her sister, Sarah Frear, expressing her excitement about her sister visiting soon and to let her know how Ann's newborn was doing. On the last page is a short letter from Sarah to their mother. She passed Ann's letter along and gave some news regarding her own family, including a member who was attending a National Contention[sic] on Education.
Date: unknown
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ann Farman to Sarah Frear, 1879]

Description: Letter from Ann Farman to her sister, Sarah Frear, with the unfortunate news about a death in the family. Ann wrote about Veda's final moments and the modest burial they held for her.
Date: unknown
Creator: Farman, Ann
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Farman to John Patterson Osterhout, December 7, 1873]

Description: Letter from John Farman to John Patterson Osterhout. The letter includes a list of items found at a depot. At the end, Mr. Farman briefly mentioned that the Democrats are won recent elections in his state and that he was well. Included is an envelope addressed to "J. P. Osterhout."
Date: December 7, 1873
Creator: Farman, John
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John P. Forman to John Patterson Osterhout, June 21, 1897]

Description: Letter from John P. Forman to his uncle, John Patterson Osterhout, discussing daily events. Forman hoped that John's wife was recovering and requested that Paul, John's son, and Paul's wife, May, visit him. He also wrote that he and his mother were doing well and that he was planning to begin a profession soon.
Date: June 21, 1897
Creator: Forman, John P.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout, October 21, 1898]

Description: A brief letter from James E. Frear to John Patterson Osterhout concerning legal matters. It appears there is trouble concerning the death of someone and an estate that had no will. James, an attorney, advises that John sue for his share having been used for a time before everything was sorted out. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. John Patterson Osterhout."
Date: October 21, 1898
Creator: Frear, James B.
Partner: Austin College