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[Letter from Mary to her Sister, October 16, 1887]

Description: Letter from Mary to her sister regarding their mother's death. She detailed the last moments of her mother and the funeral. She ended her letter by wishing her sister could have been there to help lessen the mourning process.
Date: October 16, 1887
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 10,1879]

Description: Letter from Junia Roberts Osterhout to her husband, John Patterson Osterhout. Junia wrote her husband while she and a couple of their children were visiting family. She mentioned various family members that were sick and that her two daughters had bad colds. The letter ended with her story about the news of a fire that broke out in Belton, Texas.
Date: October 10, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from [Geo] Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, October 12, 1879]

Description: Letter from [Geo] Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout. [Geo] wrote John to let him know how John's wife and daughter, Ora, were doing away from home. He mentioned an older family member that was about to start up a business nearby. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: October 10, 1879
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 13, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. John wrote his wife while she was away visiting family. He told her that their son, Paul, might be making progress in the telegraph business and that a local priest was conducting a protracted meeting. The county fair was about to begin, although John did not think they would take much part in it. He ended the letter by stating that he was not sure when Junia planned on returning.
Date: October 13, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Sarah Frear to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 19, 1879]

Description: Letter from Sarah Frear to her sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing a letter received from sister Amy. She asked Junia how her daughters, Ora and Junia, were doing and asked where they would be next so she could try to visit.
Date: October 19, 1879
Creator: Frear, Sarah
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 24, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, regarding the departure of their son, Paul, who left home in order to manage a telegraph office in another town. John continued his letter with local news, including the county fair, various persons who were on trial, and a Methodist protracted meeting at a local church.
Date: October 24, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 26, 1879]

Description: A letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing how family life had been since Junia left to visit with extended family. John let her know of local baptisms and poultry sales he had made at the recent fair. He and their daughter, Gertrude, were looking forward to Junia's return home. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: October 26, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 29, 1879]

Description: A letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, expressing his regret that the house felt lonesome without Junia and the three children that were away. He hopes that his son, Paul, will return to live with them if the telegraph company relocates him to an office in town. John then told Junia that when she was ready to make the return home, she should consider whether or not to purchase a second class ticket for the train.
Date: October 29, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 30, 1879]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his son, Paul Osterhout, discussing family life since Paul's departure to work at a telegraph office in another city. He told his son about the recent successful sales of poultry he made and that he had hopes for Paul's future career. John gave his son advice and hoped he would be able to come home and visit soon. Included is an envelope addressed to "Paul Osterhout."
Date: October 30, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Mary to her Sister, October 10, 1880]

Description: Letter from Mary to her sister discussing news from family. She updated her sister on what Mary had heard from family in letters and those living nearby.
Date: October 10, 1880
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from B. F. Lee to Paul Osterhout, October 2, 1881]

Description: A brief letter from B. F. Lee to his friend, Paul Osterhout, regarding the college Paul was attending. Lee requested that Paul send him all the information he could about the college he was attending.
Date: October 2, 1881
Creator: Lee, B. F.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 29, 1882]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, about his recent arrival at their family home in Belton, Texas. Paul was sent for by their father so that Paul could work with him in the post office. He mentioned visits he had made around town and told her he would forward a letter to her.
Date: October 29, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from J. W. Mann to Robert M. Johnson, October, 1837]

Description: Letter from J. W. Mann to Robert M. Johnson introducing an attorney by the name of John Patterson Osterhout. Mr. Mann regards John Osterhout highly and informed Mr. Johnson that he was going to Arkansas to practice law.
Date: October 1837
Creator: Mann, J. W.
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Orlando Osterhout, October 30, 1838]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his brother, Orlando Osterhout, discussing recent events in his life. He attended a Baptist convention in Independence, Texas and planned to return there to attend an examination of students at Baylor University. He wrote about the woman he was courting and told his brother that he hoped he would not remain a bachelor. John intended to return home and considered the different routes he could take while also requesting that his brother give him access to transportation in the winter so he could visit a friend. Soule University planned to lay a cornerstone soon in a Masonic ceremony and John wanted to be attendance. The letter ended with John making fun of the LaGrange Volunteer Rifle Rangers.
Date: October 30, 1838
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 Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 30, 1864]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout, discussing his time traveling with his oxen wagon. He and his companion, Jo, have had difficulties keeping the oxen in line and have been searching for the ones that have run off. On the route he has taken, he noticed a lot of cotton making its way to Mexico. He was asking around for the price of a bushel of wheat and because of the missing oxen, he was unable to purchase as much as he had planned. He closed his letter by telling her he would be unable to return home until December.
Date: October 30, 1864
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 15, 1880]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to update her mother on her school life. Gertrude informed her mother why she was taking a small course load, the high housekeeping standards at the boarding house, and the food that one of the women there makes for them. She requested that her mother send her some things and tell her brother, Paul, to write more often.
Date: October 15, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 24, 1880]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sister, Ora Osterhout. She wrote to update her sister about life at school. She told her of a sermon she attended, social event, the food she had been eating while away from home, and other small bits of local news.
Date: October 24, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, October 11, 1880]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sister, Ora Osterhout. She wrote her sister to update her on life at Baylor College. Gertrude mentioned how she had been sick recently, a prodigious student on campus, and other small bits of local news. She finished by asking about family and talking about clothing.
Date: October 11, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 21, 1881]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his daughter, Gertrude Osterhout, from when he was traveling around in Texas. He told her where he'd been traveling and that he and the family were doing well. He closed his letter by saying she should bring her roommate down next time she visits.
Date: October 21, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, October 3, 1881]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, regarding news she had heard about his arrival. She had heard from several girls that Paul had been seen in a nearby town and would be visiting only to learn that someone else had been mistaken for him. She told her brother he needed to hurry back and that the girls were asking about him. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. Paul Osterhout."
Date: October 3, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
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 Alice to her Cousins, October 19, 1884]

Description: Letter from Alice to her cousins about family news and her schooling. She wrote about the teacher she and her sister have and the state of the school building. She told her cousins that they had to write a return letter or she would not write them again.
Date: October 19, 1884
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Paul Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, October 31, 1884]

Description: Letter from Paul Osterhout to his sister, Gertrude Osterhout, regarding news from home. He wrote that their father was canvassing the neighborhood since he was running for a public office and let his sister know that the family would like for her to visit. Paul requested the Gertrude bring a canary back home and offered to go the skating rink of she wanted to learn to skate. A circus came into town and the family went to see the shows. Included is an envelope addressed to "Miss Junia Osterhout."
Date: October 31, 1884
Creator: Osterhout, Paul
Partner: Austin College