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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

A terrible headache kept Effie from writing a long letter.

“I’ll never dare complain of your illegible writing after all this mess, but I go more by feeling than anything, for I am almost blind today so dont be disgusted if it is hard to read.” Osborn, Effie 1884-12-17


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