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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Before succumbing to the blues, Harry asked Effie several questions about matters she hadn’t, yet, written about.

“It manifests itself outwardly in deep melancholy at times and at others in just the opposite[,] in exuberant joy & gladness.” Osborn, Henry 1885-3-24


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