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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

In lamenting the paucity of letters from Effie, Harry first demonstrated his fixation with mail deliveries in today’s letter. He again mentioned the Bach abstract that he had sent her, something does not survive in their correspondence.

Meanwhile, Effie tried to explain to him why she couldn’t write as often as either of them would like. She also criticized him for what he had written about Lillie Buttz.

“Oh cruel Effie.” Osborn, Henry 1884-10-6

“I dont like you to speak so slightingly of her, because it makes you appear too fickle, and I dont want to think you so.” Osborn, Effie 1884-10-6


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