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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie tried to explain why she felt obliged to help Rem, giving more detail about his family, but gave that and the plan up. She also tried to explain her mother’s feelings.

Harry responded to Effie’s concerns about plans: taking on Professor Barnes’ work; setting a wedding day; and, meeting on Harry’s return.

“You are not the only sufferer, for I can tell you that my lot is just as hard if not harder than yours.” Osborn, Effie 1885-4-22

“…Darling as I have told you before I am a great kisser in possibility but have never yet had proper chance to exercise myself & Fritz will be wild most of the time when we & he are alone for awhile any how.” Osborn, Henry 1885-4-22


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