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Harry's drawing of his hunting expedition

Harry’s drawing of his hunting expedition

Today, Harry reassured Effie that she was central to his plans for the future and told her about hunting with Professor Smith. The “Schenks ” to whom he refers were Effie’s cousin Minnie Hewson Schenck and her family. The “70” that appears in the upper left corner of Harry’s sketch is his notation of the number of letters he had written Effie during their separation.

Effie’s letter was a note to include with her letter of the day before.

“I have always hoped to be married by the time I was thirty years old and I hope still to be for I shall be thirty a year after we are made man & wife.” Osborn, Henry 1884-12-15

“…I am a noisy specimen and keep them awake, and they miss the noise.” Osborn, Effie 1884-12-15


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