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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Having finally received Harry’s first letter from Purdue, Effie felt she could settle down. Her new teaching schedule and Ada’s upcoming wedding were also topics. Collamore’s was a high-end store (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davis_Collamore_%26_Co.).

Harry realized why he hadn’t heard from Effie. He also wrote of receiving a letter from Effie’s mother and gave further reports on Miss Weed and Miss Whipple.

“So far I know my letters have been dreadfully poor affairs.” Osborn, Effie 1886-1-7

“Forgive me darling if I say it but you seem sometimes impatient with her.” Osborn, Henry 1886-1-7


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