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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry wrote of impressing a doctor from Indianapolis and agreed to vaccinate himself against small pox. You can find out more about Fox and the Humpty Dumpty show at https://books.google.com/books?id=CP_pAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA39&lpg=PA39&dq=%22humpty+dumpty%22+show+fox&source=bl&ots=DM4bNX6W4c&sig=dRMLLCzY5myzo-c61CaiALGuzZk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCwQ6AEwA2oVChMI08Pz5qT8xwIVCxmSCh1OTwW4#v=onepage&q=%22humpty%20dumpty%22%20show%20fox&f=false.

Effie’s short first letter was mainly about Ten Eyck, the son of her cousin, Maggie Reynolds. In the second, she related how her friend, Mrs. Pratt, reacted to the news of her engagement and she told Harry her thoughts about her sister Jule’s flirtation with Mr. Artz.

“…tonight I am going with Miss Weed to the Humpty Dumpty show.” Osborn, Henry 1885-11-12

“Poor little Ten Eyck is miserable.” Osborn, Effie 1885-11-12a

“She was so excited she nearly had a fit over it.” Osborn, Effie 1885-11-12b



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