Teacher contract for 1852, Bellville, Texas [Digital Version]

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Reams, G. S., Teacher contract for 1852, Bellville, Texas (1852)

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Title: Teacher contract for 1852, Bellville, Texas [Digital Version]
Funding from: Funding for the creation of this digitized text is provided by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Author: Reams, G. S.
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  • Creation of digital images: Center for Digital Scholarship, Rice University
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Publisher: Rice University, Houston, Texas
Publication date: 2010-06-07
Identifier: aa00137
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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 handwritten contract between the school in Bellville, Texas and J.P. Osterhout. He taught spelling, reading and writing, geography, grammar, and arithmetic, and philosophy and Higher Branches.
Source(s): Reams, G. S., Teacher contract for 1852, Bellville, Texas (1852)
Source Identifier: Osterhout Family Papers, MS 355, Box 4 folder 9, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University
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Languages used in the text: English
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Keywords: Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus
  • Legal documents
Keywords: Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Osterhout, John Patterson, 1826-1903
  • Teachers' contracts--Texas--Bellville
  • Education--Texas--History--19th century
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  • Texas (state)
  • Bellville (inhabited place)
  • Austin (county)


We the undersigned hereby
agree to pay to John P. Osterhout as
Teacher of a school in the Town of Bellville
County of Austin, State of Texas, for the several
pupils set opposite our names, the following
rates of tuition per month:

For Spelling, Reading & Writing $2.00
“ Geography, Grammar & Arithmetic 2.50
“ Philosophy & Higher Branches 3.00

School will commence on or about the
first Monday in May, A.D. 1852, and
continue for a Session of five months.

Belville April 1852.

Subscriber's Names No. Pupils
[Illegible: James C Freicain] 3
[Illegible: BenjBenjamin S Check] 1
John Adkinsin 1
[Illegible: George Benton -self] 1
[Illegible: Nathaniel Reed -2] 2
[Illegible: F.G. Pirtle] 3
WmWilliam Bradbury 1
Gray Clements 1
John Nichols 2
WmWilliam C Crawford 2
Elizabeth Medford 1
Benjamin Greenille 1
James Ervin 2
Mrs Stephenson 1
Jas.Jasper Strawther for Augustus Railey 1

I do hereby agree to pay
according to the above Subscription to
be computed from the first of June 1852

G.T. Reams


Rice University
Date: 2010-06-07
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