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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry shared with Effie his frustration with his students.

The letter we’ve designated as being Effie’s first of the day was begun after but finished before what we’ve called the second. In it, she wrote of how well the two of them were understanding each other since their parting. The second letter was devoted to her frustration with music and art critics and with her mother.

“Darling I will write at once and see if there are any vacant positions which I could expect more from than I can from this one.” Osborn, Henry 1886-3-11

“If I couldn’t trust you implicitly, and have perfect confidence in you now during the separation, I certainly would never dare to marry you, and I know you’d feel exactly the same about me.” Osborn, Effie 1886-3-11a

“These critics make me so furious.” Osborn, Effie 1886-3-11b



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