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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Consciously leaving out lovers’ “trash,” Harry finally described the “spread” he had provided from some of his Purdue friends. Food and drink were main topics, as he also wrote of the success of his coffee scheme and of getting popcorn from some of the dormitory inhabitants.

“Last night I thought I would try and write a letter leaving out the love parts just for a change.” Osborn, Henry 1885-3-10


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