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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout, July 16, 1870]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother. He wrote to her to inform her about his family's affairs. He told her about his work and his affiliation with the radical Republican Party. In the letter, he stated that he believed they were the South's hope for prosperity.
Date: July 16, 1870
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, October 16, 1875]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his wife, Junia Roberts Osterhout. He wrote to his wife while he traveled and worked as a judge. He informed her of money he had sent her way and where he planned to put the rest of his money. John ended the letter by letting her know he had arrived at his destination safely.
Date: October 16, 1875
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Sarah Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout and Family, September 16, 1876]

Description: Letter from Sarah Osterhout to John Patterson Osterhout, her sister Junia Roberts Osterhout, and their children. In the first part of her letter, she wrote about a recent visit with her parents and how they had been holding up. The second part consisted of local gossip about old friends of Junia and the parts of the family in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Included is an envelope addressed to "Hon. J. P. Osterhout."
Date: September 16, 1876
Creator: Osterhout, Sarah
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Paul Osterhout, March 16, 1882]

Description: Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to her brother, Paul Osterhout, discussing her life at Baylor University. She told him that her examination scores had been excellent and commencement would be taking place later this year. She wrote of some of the events that the school held including debates, concerts, and essay readings. A storm had passed through her town recently and she told her brother that she would refuse to sleep on the third floor of the boarding house should she return. The letter concluded with a promise of gossip in her next letter and her sympathies that Paul has a night job. Included is an envelope addressed to "Mr. Paul Osterhout."
Date: March 16, 1882
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Austin College