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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

The story of Langdon’s funeral poured out of Effie in spite of her intentions. On top of her distress from that, they had received more bad news from California.

“This thing cared nothing for him, and didn’t care if he was dead of alive, or whether he was buried like a dog or a christian.” Osborn, Effie 1885-5-11a

“I couldn’t keep from telling you about yesterday, and I wont let that go for Sunday until I have added something more.” Osborn, Effie 1885-5-11b


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