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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie wrote of her disappointment in a production of “Faust.”

An upcoming lecture by A.J. Marks was the main focus of Harry’s letter.

“It was nothing but a ballet, only about ten times as long as usual and Maggie and I were both disappointed, and disgusted.” Osborn, Effie 1886-1-30

“I dont know whence he came & I dont think I will send him the way of all Purdue Dogs for he is intelligent tho’ small & I will keep him awhile.” Osborn, Henry 1886-1-30


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