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[Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to Sarah Osterhout, May 20, 1877]

Description: Letter from John Patterson Osterhout to his mother, Sarah Osterhout. He wrote his mother to let her know how his family was doing. He told her he was sorry to hear that someone was sick and gave his recommendation to have the man inhale smoke to help him. He then went on to write about his beliefs that inhaling smoke was good for the lungs and that he learned this from inhaling smoke from a campfire.
Date: May 20, 1877
Creator: Osterhout, John Patterson
Partner: Austin College

[Letter from E. Kirlin to Junia Roberts Osterhout, September 3, 1877]

Description: Letter from E. Kirlin to their sister, Junia Roberts Osterhout. Kirlin wrote her about what was happening with their family and hoped Junia would be able to visit soon. The author mentioned in the letter that the "colored girl" that worked for the family might be leaving. Kirlin finished the letter with information from another letter that had been received.
Date: September 3, 1877
Creator: Osterhout, Junia Roberts
Partner: Austin College