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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Both Harry and Effie avoided the topic of the blues. He gave her advice about treating her smallpox vaccination and revealed that he had almost bought her some persimmons, forgetting that she abhored all fruit. She told him her various plans for their reunion

“Glue it onto your skin with court plaster if you cant do any better.” Osborn, Henry 1885-12-4

“Now darling my plan is this.” Osborn, Effie 1885-12-4



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