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Henry and Effie Osborn at home

Henry and Effie Osborn

Effie and Harry were both suffering from the heat and from their current separation. The harmony at the Osborns’ was already wearing thin.

“I guess when you asked me to write so that you would have a letter on Tuesday you forgot about your birthday.” Osborn, Effie 1886-7-4

“Sue is not blessed with the power of seeing herself as others see her but her eyes are keen for detecting motes in other persons eyes.” Osborn, Henry 1886-7-4



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