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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry was on the outs with Mrs. Stockton. He also wrote about his plan to ship some things home for his visit.

Effie’s letter was short because she had spent the morning wtih her cousin Minnie, who was ill.

“Miserable[,] vulgar[,] stingy thing is the very best I can say for her.” Osborn, Henry 1885-12-14

“Poor Ten Eyck paddled up stairs by himself as fast as he could.” Osborn, Effie 1885-12-14



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