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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

In today’s letter, Effie covered the possible (and actual) reactions of other people to her engagement. She told him that her mother had written Lottie, her orphaned first cousin who had been adopted by her parents. Effie also partially explained a friendship she had with another man and asked if Harry was the jealous type.

“Dont deceive yourself in thinking you have won a treasure, for you haven’t.” Osborn, Effie 1884-9-16


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