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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Harry had an idealized expectation of marriage to Effie and one wonders how close reality came to it. In the meantime, he continued to be busy preparing for his departure from Purdue.

“I have no fear in marrying you my Darling & I think that the little misunderstandings we have now will all flee away when we can talk & tell our thoughts.” Osborn, Henry 1886-6-9



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