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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry commiserated with Effie over her mother’s behavior and told her that he should hear soon about his prospects at Purdue. The Dr. Hay he mentioned was L.G. Hay, who spent 10 years in India as a missionary. To learn about the “Sepoy Mutiny” go to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Rebellion_of_1857.

Effie worried that Harry didn’t approve of her purchase of the sealskin sacque and that she wasn’t intellectual enough for him.

“It is dreadfully vexatious for you do spend almost one half of your time on your pupils and do it to earn money while (you can’t avoid drawing comparisons) and Jule does comparatively little that brings in a money return.” Osborn, Henry 1886-3-7

“I have done a pretty flourishing business with my pupils the last two years, and I am very glad I had the chance to earn so much, for I will have taken care of myself, and bought all I needed, and a good many pleasures besides….” Osborn, Effie 1886-3-7



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