Annual Efficiency Report on Consular Subordinates [Digital Version]

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Osterhout, Paul, 1859-1944 and Dreher, Julius D. (Julius Daniel), Annual Efficiency Report on Consular Subordinates (September 7, 1917)

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Title: Annual Efficiency Report on Consular Subordinates [Digital Version]
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  • Osterhout, Paul, 1859-1944
  • Dreher, Julius D. (Julius Daniel)
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Publisher: Rice University, Houston, Texas
Publication date: 2010-06-07
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Provenance: A majority of the papers were purchased by Rice University from Mrs. Ora Osterhout Wade in 1958 and a second group of records arrived in October 1962. The collection register of John P. Osterhout was added to the collection in October 1965 as a gift from Herbert Herrick Fletcher. And in November 1992, Harry Yeager donated the book History of the Roberts Family to add to the collection.
Description: 1 page regarding Paul Osterhout, form sent by Consul Julius De. Dreher, Colon, Panama
Source(s): Osterhout, Paul, 1859-1944 and Dreher, Julius D. (Julius Daniel), Annual Efficiency Report on Consular Subordinates (September 7, 1917)
Source Identifier: Osterhout Family Papers, MS 355, Box 6 folder 17 item 1, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. Contact info:
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  • Osterhaut, Paul, 1859-1944
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American--Panama--Personnel management
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September 7, 1917, Consul Julius D. Dreher, Colon, Panama, sent me
a Form to be filled out. There was no number to it, but it said to see
General Instructions No. 525, but this Circular Instructions was not sent.

The Form is entitled


Consulate ......... at .........

Name? Ans. Paul Osterhout.

Born (give date and place)? Ans. November 27, 1859, Bellville, Austin Co., Tex.

Position? (Not to be answered) Compensation? Fees. Not to exceed $1,000.00
per Annum.

Previous posts, and positions thereat? (Not to be answered) Consul Dreher
made a pencil note "None in service, I believe".

Nature of duties performed at present post? (Not to be answered)

Nationality. If American, give State of legal residence; if foreigner, of
what country citizen or subject? Ans. American, legal residence
Belton, Bell Co., Texas.

Family. Married or single. If married, give nationality of wife prior to
marriage. Number of children, if any, and their ages?

Ans. Married. Wife born May Frear, Factoryville, Wyoming Co., Pa.,
American. No children.

Name and address of nearest relative in United States? Ans. Sister, Mrs.
C. B. Wade, Belton, Bell Co., Texas.

Physical condition? Ans. Good. Passed physical examination for the Panama Canal
less than one year ago.

Is he (or she) a stenographer and typewriter? Ans. No.

Would he serve more effectively at some other post? If so, why?
(Not to be answered)

Report fully concerning character, habits, standing, appearance, intelligence,
neatness, attitude to callers, interest in work, alertness, adaptability,
and service spirit.? (Not to be answered)

Diligence, willingness and capacity for work. Report carefully on these
points, bearing in mind that a man's value to the Service depends
very largely thereon? (Not to be answered)

Give rating: Excellent, Good, fair, or poor.

American Consul.

Rice University
Date: 2010-06-07
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