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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry wrote in reaction to Carrie’s engagement, while Effie thought ahead to all that needed to be done for their wedding.

“I had given up all hopes of that match.” Osborn, Henry 1886-5-31

“Darling I dont know what to say about the ushers.” Osborn, Effie 1886-5-31



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