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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie wrote today about poison ivy, letters, and death. Harry’s letter also dealt with poison ivy but he also let Effie know about the death of his friend Lillie Buttz’ child.

“Did the Cardinal flower remind me of anything? Well I guess it did.” Osborn, Effie 1885-9-23

“She will have 5 or 10% of her share probably through being a woman.” Osborn, Henry 1885-9-23


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