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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie wrote that her cousin Maggie had arrived to stay at the boarding house with her young son, Ten Eyck. She also told Harry the latest news about Cousin Gus’ insolvency.

Harry updated Effie on the latest moves by the board and the faculty regarding secret societies at Purdue.

“I dont believe I can do much in the way of teaching you.” Osborn, Effie 1885-9-21

“It is only thirteen days & it seems three months since I saw you[,] at least three months.” Osborn, Henry 1885-9-21


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