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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Today Harry provided some details about life at Purdue and his evaluation of the Hoosier mindset. Although he was afraid it might be indelicate, he told Effie about a prank aimed at Miss Wee.

“There is very little esprit de corps here.” Osborn, Henry 1886-4-24a

“Our campus looks lovely & I wish that you were here to see it.” Osborn, Henry 1886-4-24b


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