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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry was feeling better today but warned Effie that she must obey his demand for good letters in order to avoid another performance on his part. He revealed his hope to one day go to the Gulf of California to collect specimens and his belief that he was Effie’s secret informant.

“There isn’t much news to tell just now for I cant tell you our scheme with the legislature for every member of the faculty has sworn secrecy and we darent divulge the plans but Dr Smart is a schemer & you would open your eyes to see the way he manipulates things.” Osborn, Henry 1885-1-9


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