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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

After Harry’s mother visited, Effie and her mother had a heart-to-heart conversation about his need for letters. His youngest sister, Carrie, also had visited and had cleared up a number of misunderstandings. Now that Effie’s cousins, Minnie Hewson Schenck and Margaret Hewson Reynolds, had learned about the engagement, she was resigned to it becoming public knowledge

“I have tried to hide my longings from you.” Osborn, Effie 1884-11-15


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