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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry had had a dream in which his father and brother appeared. The odd thing is that his brother had died at the age of two, three years before Harry was born. The big Purdue news was that Miss Elder was going to be leaving.

In Effie’s letter, we learn about meal planning in a boarding house. She also wrote extensively about playing duets with Bessie Stoddart.

“What a bore to have another row with servants. They ought to be put in the penitentiary awhile.” Osborn, Henry 1886-1-24

“It is too bad that Mrs. Stockton still persists in starving her boarders….” Osborn, Effie 1886-1-24



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