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Letters sent to Andras, Gwendolyn Francis


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler writes of Gwendolyn's improving health. Additional note by William Francis.


Date: 
March 14, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler will sail to England in June and hopes to meet up with Gwen. He writes of his brother B.B.'s failing health. He sends along some money, wishes her children well, hoping that Revere will get to see them again this coming summer.


Date: 
August 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler reports on his travels in England with Roddick.


Date: 
March 24, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler is planning to be in London for the summer and hopes to meet up with Gwendolyn. He reports that her brother, William Francis, is doing well, as is his own son, Revere.


Date: 
September 25, 1899
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler has just returned from Toronto and Montreal, where he delivered the opening address at McGill and saw old friends Kerry and Taylor. He reports that his mother is still in good health. He asks after May Francis and relates news of the family.


Date: 
March 1, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler is concerned for the health of his niece. It makes him extremely sad to think of her suffering from Scarlet Fever and in the Isolation Hospital. He will try to send her literature for her long stay in hospital.


Date: 
March 1, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler offers medical advice and good wishes to his ailing niece. He also offers to provide her with anything she may need while in hospital with Scarlet Fever.


Date: 
April 2, 1901
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler wishes his niece a speedy recovery and release from the hospital. She has been suffering from Scarlet Fever.


Date: 
April 2, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler has enclosed a cheque for Gwen and Bea. William Francis is celebrating a birthday, for which Revere had a special cake made.


Date: 
January 7, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Civilities.


Date: 
February 6, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Civilities. Gwyn Francis is to be married.


Date: 
March 3, 1903
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Civilities. Osler writes of Gwyn Francis's upcoming wedding. Grace and Revere both suffer from whooping cough.


Date: 
November 24, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler asks after Gwendolyn, and writes of William Francis and Revere. Georgie Abbott and her three children have been visiting with the Oslers in Baltimore.


Date: 
March 18, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to hear of Gwendolyn's improving health. He relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
May 15, 1905 ?
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler writes of his move to England. Civilities.


Date: 
June 24, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler asks about Andras' new fiancé. He gives recommendations for her health. He gives news about their new life in Oxford. Arrangements for her monthly allowance.


Date: 
November 7, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that Andras will go to a Housekeeping Class during Winter. He is happy about the good news concerning Bertram. Details about her allowance that has been revised. He will help her in the furnishing. He has not seen Charlie. Revere is happy at school but is not a good student. Mention of Billie (William W. Francis) working away and future work in Germany.


Date: 
January 7, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler sends Andras her allowance. Civilities.


Date: 
January 26, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have Andras' letter. He mentions that he had been away in Philadelphia and New York. He appreciates his festive visit and is glad to see old friends. He will go to Toronto to say good bye to his mother. Word on her allowance that he forgot to send her. Civilities


Date: 
April 3, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler sends Andras money. He mentions that he is sending money to May to buy her things in England because it is better and cheaper.


Date: 
August 1, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler will not be able to come to Andras' wedding. He mentions that they are having some complications with the new house. He will cable to Edmund if he cannot catch a steamer in time. Blessings. He is sending a cheque for her wedding journey and has made new arrangements for her allowances.


Date: 
October 3, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that everything went well at Andras' wedding and on her trip. He asks her if she wants monthly or bi-monthly installments for her new allowance. He tells her that they will sail November 28th, and that they will see her. He is sorry for Bill. News from their new house in Oxford. Revere is happy at school but is no student.


Date: 
January 8, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler sends Andras a cheque. He recommends that she rest and to go to the Island for the twins. Mentions that her mother is a good nurse. He enjoyed his trip but it was rushed in Philadelphia and Baltimore. Civilities.


Date: 
August 29, 1908
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Civilities. Osler sends Andras a cheque and gives her details about her allowance. Beatrice Francis is leaving in a few days. Revere and she are good friends. He mentions their trip to Scotland. Osler hopes that her mother will let Gwyn and her husband bring the baby.


Date: 
February 2, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have Andras' letter and to know that the baby is better. He hopes to be in America in the Autumn. News of Revere. He metnions a tradition of a special language at Winchester. Osler sends her a cheque. Civilities.


Date: 
December 10, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have good news of Andras and the children. He gives his love to Little Auntie. He comments kindly on her devotion to the boy. News of Revere. He recommends she spend her pocket money on herself, not on the house. He is glad that her mother is better. Good accounts from Beatrice. Mentions that Ellie and the children will come for Christmas. Civilities.


Date: 
July 5, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have received Andras' letter. He tells her to not over-tax her strength. He recommends her patience and recognition towards little Auntie who saved the baby. Osler mentions his baronetcy; it does not change him. He feared the fees associated with the title. Cannot get accustomed to the change, and can never call Grace, "Lady Osler". Mention of the many letters and telegrams he received. Civilities. Mention of Nona's and Ottilie's joke, calling him Sir Billy.


Date: 
January 11, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler hopes she is better and her children are well. Amused by the stories Maizie told him about the children. Surprised of Jim's marriage. Mentions that they are all hard at work for the soldiers. Sorry for them because of the rainy winter. Asks her to write to him. Civilities.


Date: 
February 16, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler asks Gwendolyn to tell Bertram (her husband) to send him the conditions about the mortgage. He would like to see them with the house free. He will help them if he gets a good royalty from his book. He is sending a poetry book for the children. Asks her to thank Auntie for her letter. Civilities.


Date: 
November 16, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Andras for the photos of the children. Glad she has the house matter settled. Will be able to help them pay off the mortgage. Advises her to spend the money he is sending to make the house comfortable. Revere was home for five days. He will be transferred to the Canadian Field Ambulance, as he has not enough to do in the present job. All well, they are busy and hopeful.

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