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[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, May 16, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to her mother to update her on her life at school. She spoke of how excited she was to go home, a trip to a nearby town she made with the boys, and a list of items she needed her mother to send.
Date: May 16, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Letter from S. C. Page, September 24, 1864]

Description: Letter from S. C. Page to friend discussing her travels to hospitals to tend to wounded soldiers from Louisiana. She took with her sacks of clothes and letters and gave money when she could. She was appalled at the injuries she saw and the lack of clothing some men received while they were hospitalized. Page went to multiple hospitals and introduced herself to the Louisianan soldiers to give them company. She earned the nickname "Lady Bountiful" during her travels.
Date: September 24, 1864
Creator: Page, S. C.
Partner: Austin College

[Proof of Military Service in the Battle of San Jacinto for Rufus Campbell]

Description: Proof of military service in the battle of San Jacinto for Private Rufus Campbell in the spring of 1836. Private Campbell had to leave service after falling sick with the measles. Gibson Kuykendall served as captain of Texas volunteers during the battle and created the document to certify Private Campbell's service.
Date: unknown
Creator: Kuykendall, Gibson
Partner: Austin College

Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.

Description: Text of a speech by a Texas Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding acts committed by Indians against people living in certain counties of Texas, including the number of persons killed, injured, or kidnapped, and property stolen. The speech references a bill drafted to address the issue, titled "A bill for the better protection of the frontiers of Texas" and includes some dialogue with other Representatives.
Date: 1871
Creator: Degener, Edward, 1809-1890
Partner: Austin College

Indian Affairs: Speech of Hon. Edward Degener, of Texas, delivered in the House of Representatives, January 21, 1871.

Description: Text of a speech by a Texas Representative to the U.S. House of Representatives regarding acts committed by Indians against people living in certain counties of Texas, including the number of persons killed, injured, or kidnapped, and property stolen. The speech references a bill drafted to address the issue, titled "A bill for the better protection of the frontiers of Texas" and includes some dialogue with other Representatives.
Date: 1871
Creator: Degener, Edward, 1809-1890
Partner: Austin College

[Letter to Junia Roberts Osterhout from her Sister, December 2, 1876]

Description: Letter from her sister to Junia Roberts Osterhout regarding her life in West Virginia. Her husband received an engineer position from the government in public improvements and was sent to West Virginia. They were residing in a boarding house and she mentioned that there was a young man there who was also from Pennsylvania. She expressed regret that Junia and her husband had not visited last summer and hoped at least John could come see them. She concluded the letter with news concerning their mother. Included is an envelope addressed to "John P. Osterhout."
Date: December 2, 1876
Partner: Austin College