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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Today Harry wrote a letter he intended as a Valentine but, really, he wrote once again try to justify his reaction to Effie’s letters (or lack thereof). The verse he quoted is from the Koran.

“I am afraid I shall have to own that I am peculiar as people ordinarily call it.” Osborn, Henry 1885-2-11


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