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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry responded to Effie’s latest letters and had several questions for her. The Eagle Rock he mentioned marks the boundary between Montclair and West Orange, New Jersey.

Effie was ill again and not looking forward to the evening at Bessie Stoddart’s. Nor was she looking forward to living among the students at Purdue. Emily Loag had squelched an attempt to get her to rent the properties she had been embroiled with the previous year.

“We were happy then Darling and it was dark & we were all alone & we didn’t have to wait several hours for it to get dark while we were both frantic for more than we had ever yet known tho we had been engaged nine months.” Osborn, Henry 1886-4-1

“I hate a white wall.” Osborn, Effie 1886-4-1


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