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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 12, 1890]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her mother to update her on events back home in Belton. Gertrude hoped her mother was feeling better and told her how Gertrude's sister, Ora, was doing in school as well as Gertrude's work at Baylor Female College. Among other small bits of news, she included how her father was doing and some information about the local church.
Date: September 1, 1890
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 26, 1890]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout. She says that she is homesick after hearing the song "Home Sweet Home," so she decided to write. She wants very badly to see her mother soon.
Date: September 26, 1890
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[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
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 21, 1879]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sisters, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her sisters while they were visiting family with their mother. She let her sisters know of some guests that had stopped by to see them. Gertrude hoped that her younger sisters were behaving and enjoying their time with family.
Date: September 21, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 28, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 28, 1879. John began his letter with bad news. A fire broke out in Belton, Texas and John wrote of the difficulties he and his sons had in trying to save some of his books and papers. Otherwise, John says he and the children are in good health and mentioned work that Paul had done work in a telegraph office recently. Included is an envelope addressed "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout" and an article titled "Fire in Belton!" The article lists the losses incurred from the disaster.
Date: September 28, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, September 17, 1882]

Description: A brief letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, with news from home. He wrote with news of the family's health and a recent murder that occurred in town. Included is an envelope addressed to "Gertrude Osterhout."
Date: September 17, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, September 24, 1880]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, discussing affairs at home. He wrote about his family's health and a show that came to Belton, Texas that his sons went to see. He told Gertrude that he hoped he would come to like the doctors she worked with and that his son needed to start working on their cotton crop.
Date: September 24, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
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
Partner: Austin College