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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie wrote more about the death of Leopold Damrosch and let Harry know that the opera company was still planning on performing in Chicago. She had gone to “Die Walküre” but hadn’t been able to fully enjoy it.

Besides university matters, Harry wrote about the winter weather and what kind of underclothes he preferred. The table charting the temperatures at Purdue during 1883 through early 1885 has not been found in the collection.

“For it is a terrible calamity & a dreadful loss to N.Y.” Osborn, Effie 1885-2-17

“Dr Smart is in Indianapolis most of the time now working things & he is a splendid wire puller & has always been known as the first man in educational matters in this state for a long time & has led the legislature around by the nose several times.” Osborn, Henry 1885-2-17



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