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[Letter from Leyman Richardson to John Patterson Osterhout, May 14, 1866]

Description: Letter from Leyman Richardson to his friend, John Patterson Osterhout, in response to a letter John sent a month earlier. Leyman was grateful to hear that John had survived the Civil War and informed him of what was happening with the Richardson family. The government requested that Leyman be in charge of a school for children who were orphaned by the war, but decided it was too big of a project for his family. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout."
Date: May 14, 1866
Creator: Richardson, Leyman
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout, April 14, 1881]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sisters, Ora and Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her sisters about her life at school. She included small bits of news regarding her studies and plans to go on a picnic. She asked about the family orchards and requested that her sisters send her a box of the fruit.
Date: April 14, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
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 Chaplin F. Phillips to John Patterson Osterhout, May 14, 1897]

Description: Letter from Chaplin F. Phillips to John Patterson Osterhout discussing his family. Chaplin was glad to find another one of his father's friends and told John that he would like to speak with him. He told John that if he was ever in Chicago he should come visit.
Date: May 14, 1897
Creator: Phillips, Chaplin F.
Partner: Austin College