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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie continued to worry about her mother. She looked forward to hearing more about Harry’s reactions to the operas he saw in Chicago. The art she referred to was by George Frederic Watts http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Frederic_Watts.

Harry’s first letter was full of admonishments and concern that Purdue would not receive the funding looked for from the Indiana legislature. In the second, he finished telling Effie about his trip to Chicago.

“So the Evanston scheme has exploded. ” Osborn, Effie 1885-3-4

“Dont eat anything indigestible or not easily digested at night but if you are hungry satisfy appetite with bread or some roasted meat.” Osborn, Henry 1885-3-4a

“I must finish up about Chic.” Osborn, Henry 1885-3-4b


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