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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie continued to be caught up in the election excitement. She described the near riots and the call for the blood of “robber baron” Jay Gould. The Burchard she mentioned was Samuel Dickinson Burchard, a Wisconsin politician. She returned to the topic of Harry’s overworking and mentioned a “railroad war” that she hoped would last long enough to enable Harry to come East for the holidays.

“They say there hasn’t been anything like it since the war. ” Osborn, Effie 1884-11-7


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