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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her father, John P. Osterhout, discussing the upcoming commencement at Baylor University. The letter is written on the back of the Baylor Commencement Week Schedule. Commencement Week will last from Saturday, June 4 through Thursday, June 9. The year is not provided.
Date: unknown
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Extracts from Osterhout Family Letters]

Description: The first extract is from Burgess Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout, referred to as Mrs. Paul Osterhout, discussing what he had found at the Osterhout library. He found their family coat of arms and promised to mail her a photo of it. The second letter fragment is from George E. Osterhout to May Patterson Frear Osterhout regarding a marker for Jeremiah Osterhout's wife, Juna Reno.
Date: January 24, 1931
Creator: Osterhout, Burgess & Osterhout, George E.
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

[Letter from Sarah Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, August, 1898]

Description: Letter from Sarah Osterhout to her brother, John Patterson Osterhout, with news of how she had been doing. She and her sister had been spending time together lately and hoped that John's son, Paul, would move closer to the rest of the family. She quoted scripture to her brother and told him she expected to be home later in the fall.
Date: August 1898
Creator: Osterhout, Sarah
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 13, 1879]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing recent news in Belton, Texas. She told him that their mother, Junia Roberts Osterhout, had not yet returned home and updated him on recent baptisms and conversions at the local church. She mentioned temperance meetings she had been attending and a trip she had made recently to collect pecans.
Date: November 13, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, December 3, 1879]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing family news in Belton, Texas. Because their mother has been wanting to see Paul ever since she returned from Pennsylvania, Gertrude hopes he will be able to return for Christmas. Gertrude told him that she had been appointed assistant conductor of a local temperance club. Gertrude ended the letter early because there were visitors at her home.
Date: December 3, 1879
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
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 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

[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 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 Gertrude Osterhout to Osterhout Family, September 13, 1880]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her family. Gertrude wrote her family to let them know how she was settling into life at Baylor College. She told them of her living accommodations, food, and the other girls that were there with her. The letter ended with her asking for some items to be sent to her and she spoke of her family and alterations she made to her uniforms.
Date: September 13, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Ora Osterhout to Gertrude Osterhout, December 8, 1880]

Description: Letter from Ora Osterhout to her sister, Gertrude Osterhout, discussing daily life in Belton, Texas. She gave Gertrude news about a recent death in town and about friends that wanted to send their love to Gertrude. She mentioned that their mother, Junia, had started a letter to their brother, Paul, but was unsure when it would be finished.
Date: December 8, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Ora
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Ora Osterhout, November 9, 1880]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her sister, Ora Osterhout. She wrote to her sister to update her on her school life. Gertrude mentioned how some girls at her school had pretended to be ghosts, a lesson she had to write to teach in one of her classes, and other small bits of news. She asked if her sister had written a letter to Santa Claus yet and if their mother was going to write her.
Date: November 9, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, November 1, 1880]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout. She wrote a reply to her brother's letter to update him on her life at school. Gertrude mentioned her lack of knowledge about current affairs and that the girls around her had voiced their opinions in politics. She included information about a trip out she had, a little about her studies, and other small bits of local news.
Date: November 1, 1880
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Austin College
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