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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry touched on many subjects in today’s letter, including potential plans for their honeymoon. He ended it with some thoughts on religion.

“Scientific people have the reputation of being materialists & I for one mean to fight against that.” Osborn, Henry 1884-10-1


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