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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

In a short letter, Effie wrote using the metaphor of the card game Skat for her skirmishes with her mother about writing letters. She had at last put her foot down on the subject.

“I can promise a schneider every time when she is here.” Osborn, Effie 1884-10-20


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