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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry had been enjoying Spring weather and planned an outing to the nearby Wea Plains with Miss Weed and Miss Elder. He was also planning a talk for the art club. The “Barrate” he mentioned was actually Lawrence Barrett http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawrence_Barrett.

Effie’s letter was short, as her mother was still ill.

“If I had the time I could I feel sure prepare an interesting paper on the subject in spite of the fact that I am a biologist who loves to cut up cats & anatomize dogs.” Osborn, Henry 1885-4-30

“Between mamma and the baby & Ada & the care for the house we are kept on the jump night and day.” Osborn, Effie 1885-4-30


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