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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Topics in Effie’s letter included: operas; her feelings about Harry’s letters; mail pick-up times; and, their wedding.

Harry wrote about eating out twice that day and having attended two more of the magic lantern lectures.

“I want to talk a little more about the ushers.” Osborn, Effie 1886-2-21

“She said that once some years ago[,] she didn’t know just how long ago[,] Miss Elder was engaged to be married.” Osborn, Henry 1886-2-21


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