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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry’s sketches had arrived and Effie teased him about his depiction of her photographs.

Harry explained his reasoning behind taking the position at Purdue and talked about a couple of problem students. He also shared his admiration for his father, debated with himself about taking over a Bible study class, and told Effie why he wouldn’t be joining Professor Thompson’s art club.

“I am mostly all freckles.” Osborn, Effie 1884-12-3

“I shall have a dreadful time to manage you.” Osborn, Henry 1884-12-3


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