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Harry's diagram of his stylographic pen

Harry’s diagram of his stylographic pen

After filling Harry in on her student situation, Effie returned to his feelings about letter writing. She had decided that he was angry since she hadn’t received a letter from him and she was resigned to his having “fits” on the issue. Not wanting to give in to his “nonsense,” she determined to go to a concert. No biography was found online for the soprano, Mrs. Tanner, but for information on the organizations and other performer she mentions see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steinway_Hallhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Philharmonichttp://nyphil.org/history/online-exhibits/~/media/pdfs/archives/PastConcertmastersbios.pdf

By today, Harry had rebounded to joy. Instead of complaining, he gave her instructions on using his stylographic pen, talked about Blaine’s appearance (Thomas Nast’s depiction of Blaine as a rhinoceros can be seen at http://elections.harpweek.com/1884/cartoon-1884-Medium.asp?UniqueID=52&Year=), and having to take over Professor Barnes’ classes for awhile.

“Some day when you know & understand all, I think you’ll feel sorry for making my position harder by doubting me.” Osborn, Effie 1884-10-24

“My sadness is changed to joy.” Osborn, Henry 1884-10-24


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