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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry assured Effie that he hadn’t told Miss Whipple anything about their situation. He also wrote about the weather, their wedding plans, his board, and Mr. Golden. The Henry Bergh he mentioned was the founder of the ASPCA (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Bergh). 

Effie filled Harry in on the doings of Ten Eyck Reynolds (her cousin Maggie’s child) and their cousin Mame Hiller, as well as herself.

“What a heaven it would be if servants could be deprived of the cerebrum & then made to work entirely reflexly or in other words mechanically like a machine.” Osborn, Henry 1886-2-28

“Now I must tell you how gay I have been lately.” Osborn, Effie 1886-2-28



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