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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry described a circus balancing act and the campus in spring.

Effie’s letter was taken up with her mother’s suffering over Effie’s departure.

“Last evening I had forgotten all about the great event of yesterday until I had sealed your letter & was about to start for the city.” Osborn, Henry 1886-5-20

“It nearly kills me to see her suffer so.” Osborn, Effie 1886-5-20



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