The Osterhout Family Papers detail the lives of John Patterson Osterhout and his family in Texas and in Central America during the latter half of the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries.

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  • Minutes of the Leon River Baptist Association, Milam County, TX 

    Leon River Baptist Association (Tex.) (1871-09-16)
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade discussing a party that she recently attended, making clothes, and other recent news of family and friends. Jennie addresses Bettie as Sister. The letter was written in June, but the year ...
  • Letter from C.B. Wade to Charlie 

    Wade, C. B. (1891-03-27)
    Letter from C. B. Wade to Charlie discussing the possibility of a railroad being built from Dublin, Texas, a recent fire, and other recent news. The letter is written on The Hamilton National Bank letterhead. It appears ...
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing the hard rain they had recently, looking at new hats and bonnets with Jennie, and other news. She says that she would like a new hat, but she cannot afford one, ...
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from Jennie to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing the health of family and friends and other news. She says that Sis J. is sick with the chills again. She and Sis J. have been fixing up their old clothes, and she ...
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing her health, an upcoming Sunday school celebration, and other news. She says that she has still been sick with the chills, and Pa has a toothache. The recent ...
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing Mr. Wade's recent illness, the family's health, canning peaches, and other news. There is a note written in pencil at the top of the first page that says "to ...
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing her recent health problems.
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing the latest news of family and friends. She says that Belton has been a very dull town lately. They recently had a visit from a cousin named Delia who had been ...
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing a party she and Jenny went to, the recent wedding of a friend, and other news of family and friends.
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing her recent illness, the weather, and other news. She says that Pa cannot leave for a visit right now and that they are having some money troubles. She and Jennie ...
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from Jennie to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing recent news of family and friends. She says that Sis J. is sick, so she cannot write.
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade, who she addresses as sister, discussing Valentine's Day and other recent news. She and Jennie have been writing Valentines. There is a note in pencil at the top of the page that says ...
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade, who she addresses as sister, discussing recent events in church, the Valentines that she and Jennie received, and other news of family and friends.
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing a party she and Jennie attended at the courthouse, taking care of plants in the graveyard, and going to church.
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from J. Bouldin to her sister, Bettie Wade, discussing the family's health, milking the cow with Jennie, the weather, Jennie gathering eggs, and other news.
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade, who she addresses as sister, discussing recent events. She states that the family received Bettie's last letter.
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade, who she addresses as sister, discussing recent snow they had, a trip to church the previous Sunday, and other recent events. She mentions that she and Jennie received Bettie's recent letter.
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from J. Bouldin to Bettie Wade, who she addresses as sister, discussing health, Valentine's Day, a recent dance that Jennie attended, and other news of family and friends.
  • Letter from Jennie to Bettie Wade 

    Bouldin, J. (1860)
    Letter from Jennie and Sis J. to Bettie Wade, who she addresses as sister, discussing the cow that their father recently bought, quilting, some missing household items, and other recent news of family and friends. Sis J. ...

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