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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie apologized for her blue letters, thanked Harry again for Carrie’s help, and gave him advice on writing a letter to her mother.

“The blues got darker & darker till they finally turned to black, but I’m feeling very different now.” Osborn, Effie 1885-5-16


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