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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Besides his meals, Harry wrote about a discovery he had made about Fasciolaria and about attending a lecture by General Lewis Wallace (the author of Ben-Hur).

Effie had been preparing for the move.

“I am having or am on the verge of having another racket with Mrs. Stockton.” Osborn, Henry 1886-4-17

“I threw the things out the bath room window on the roof, because I didn’t want to carry them thro’ the house & scatter the moths around, and I ripped the things up in the bathroom.” Osborn, Effie 1886-4-17


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