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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Suffering from a severe cold, Effie wrote a short letter to tell Harry why she hadn’t been writing more. Besides that, her mother had also been very sick and the boarders had been taking up what she felt was more than a fair share of her time.

“This evening I felt too mean to do a thing.” Osborn, Effie 1884-10-16


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