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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry was worried about how Effie would react to his thoughts on their wedding trip.

Effie made time from packing to write about Harry’s treatment by Purdue and to let him know which fabric she preferred.

“Darling I am a very singular man & an absurdly sensitive & foolish fellow & have no business to have anything like a third part of the troubles which are at the time very grievous.” Osborn, Henry 1886-4-21

“I dont see why you keep working on that old museum.” Osborn, Effie 1886-4-21



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