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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie commiserated with Harry on his poorly performing students. She wrote again about him looking for positions outside of Purdue. You can learn more about the wreck of the Oregon at http://www.cunardshipwrecks.com/wrecks/oregon.html.

Harry’s first letter was filled with more news than usual, including the return of the black and tan dog. In his second letter, he reassured Effie that he had not been remiss in mailing letters to her.

“Darling I was sorry for your blues, and I know how to sympathize with you about the trouble with the students, for I know how tantalizing it is to have them so careless.” Osborn, Effie 1886-3-15

“I know Darling that you are just as wild to see me & we shall be in a delirium when in June we can press each others lips with kisses which almost torture us now we long so to give them when they are so wanted.” Osborn, Henry 1886-3-15a

“Darling I am sorry you feel so blue.” Osborn, Henry 1886-3-15b



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