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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie was too stirred up by Ada’s wedding to write much of importance in either of her letters today. In the second, she told Harry that she and her mother had discussed his ideas for the latter’s future employment and she admitted that Lottie’s situation was the least of her concerns.

Harry wrote of Purdue’s planning for the next year’s courses and of the concert he had been to.

“You will have to begin to practice her new name in private or you’ll forget and call her Miss Hull.” Osborn, Effie 1886-1-14a

“Mamma was delighted with your letter.” Osborn, Effie 1886-1-14b

“I am glad they don’t for I prefer to find my friends & not have a gang I dont know all ready to welcome me with open arms.” Osborn, Henry 1886-1-14



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