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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry continued his account of the disturbance on campus and then wrote about other happenings at Purdue and what might happen at Christmas and

“So we got a sledge hammer from the boiler house & after I had asked the boys to open[,] they refusing[,] we broke in & I went through the rooms[,] beginning down stairs.” Osborn, Henry 1885-10-23



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