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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie again took Harry to task for being unreasonable about her letters. She revealed that she was miserable about his family’s attitude toward her and questioned Miss Belle’s feelings for him. She also talked about some of her students and a visitor from Warwick, New York.

In his first letter, Harry, also, was unhappy, though mainly with himself. Later in the day, his attitude had improved and he took time to ask her about music and books. For more information see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Van_der_Stuckenhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_Wilhelmjhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theodor_Kullak. He also told her about having many visitors brought to his classes.

“You know if anything troubles me I feel so much better if I can boil over & have it out.  After that I cool down.” Osborn, Effie 1884-11-19

“I don’t understand myself.” Osborn, Henry 1884-11-19a

“It is perfectly wonderful what a difference there is between the Harry Osborn of this morning at seven oclock & the Harry Osborn of the present moment.” Osborn, Henry 1884-11-19b


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