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Letters sent to Andras, Gwendolyn Francis


Date: 
December 22, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler is glad their house is settled. He sends Gwendolyn Andras 500$ to spend on the decoration. Will help them to pay the mortgage. Asks her to thank little Auntie for her letter. Asks her to let him know of anything she wants, as she has been devoted all her life to them. Asks Bertram for a full statement about the mortgage. Teases her about her gained weight. Season's greetings.


Date: 
May 2, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler gives the amount he wishes to pay on their mortgage before July. Details about it. Hopes they are well. Advises her to take care of little Auntie. Good comments about the latter. Revere is off at Newcastle in the Royal Field Artillery. He likes it. Campbell Gwyn has just got home for leave. Wishes that the war could end. Civilities.


Date: 
July 18, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler sends Gwyn Andras money to spend on Summer holidays, for a new wall-paper for Violet. Says that her husband never sent him a statement on the mortgage. Would like to help them pay it off. Tells her to ask him to send it at once. Maizie has been with them. Mentions that he saw Revere at Newcastle last week. Her sister is happy in the Canadian Hospital at Shorncliffe. Recommends she take care of little Auntie. Civilities.


Date: 
January 17, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Details about a cheque that he sent her and which was never presented at the Bank. Hopes they are all well. Love to Little Auntie and the darlings. Mentions his cold. Word about Revere. He has not seen May for weeks. Charlie is an instructor at Hythe. Her sister is doing splendidly at Beechborough. Hopes she got Munitions work , but enjoins her to not do too much. Love to the Bankeress. Suggests she invest in munitions earnings.


Date: 
July 10, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler is glad of her letter. Sends cheque for holiday for her, little Auntie and the children. Mentions that they are worried all the time about Revere. News of the latter. News from Jim and from May. Her reputation as a poetess grows. One of her poems was recited at a Canadian Celebration in London. Details on the mortgage of her house. Civilities.


Date: 
August 31, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler announces Revere's death. He has always felt that his trial would come in this way.


Date: 
October 22, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Gwendolyn Andras for her sympathy. Mentions his interest in common with his son, their friendship. Recommends she not to work too hard at her job. Details about the mortgage of her house. Civilities.


Date: 
December 7, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler repeats that he would like Bertram to write him about the mortgage which he would like to pay as a Christmas present. Sends her money for Christmas. They have not seen Jim lately. Good comments about the latter. Mentions a Sister who got married. May is desolate as Charlie has been hurt. Civilities.


Date: 
December 7, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler has asked Norman McCrae to buy her Government Stock. Asks her to spend the annual interest on the education of her children. Hopes the house is comfortable. Asks her to let him know of any special bills for repairs. Recommendations about Little Auntie. News from W.W. Francis. Civilities.


Date: 
May 20, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler sends Gwendolyn Andras money for repairs on the house. Norman McCrae will hand her $1000 war bonus. He is dividing the money, which was unexpected between her and Beatrice. They are busy. News from W.W. Francis. Sends the enclosed to Little Auntie. Civilities.


Date: 
August 19, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler acknowledges her letter. Family news.


Date: 
November 3, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler hopes she receives monthly payments. Love to the family. W.W. Francis has returned from an unpleasant trip to Rome.


Date: 
November 25, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Reports on illness, Sends a Christmas present via W.W. Francis, incl. $25. for Auntie.

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