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Letters sent to Ballinger, John


Date: 
September 14, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Ballingerfor his message of sympathy. They will try to take the blow bravely. Mentions that Revere would have enjoyed a visit to the Library. Quotation from Ben Johnson, one of Revere's favourites.


Date: 
(March 1917 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler agrees with Ballinger's scheme for a library School. Will urge it at the Royal Commission on the Welsh University. Recommends he get the literature of the various American Library Schools.


Date: 
April 25, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler accepts and asks for the exact date. Glad they are to start the school. Hopes the Celtic School affair will come off too.


Date: 
May 6, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler will talk on the Library School in "University work". Agree for the date of July 31st. Good comments about a man which name is not mentioned.


Date: 
June 18, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Ballinger on the programme. Hopes to spend a few days in Aberystwyth where he would like to meet as many people as possible who are interested in the school of Celtic Studies.


Date: 
July 10, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler would be glad of a room in Alexandra Hall. Thanks Ballinger for his notes. Explains that he wishes to plead for a closer affiliation of the Library School with the University.


Date: 
July 22, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler agrees with the time table, and gives details on his itinerary. Wishes to have the chance to meet several men who are interested in the Celtic Board of Studies scheme and the University Press.


Date: 
July 25, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler asks Ballingerhow many Public Libraries, Librarians and assistants there are in Wales.


Date: 
July 1, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler will go straight to Alexandra Hall. He is using Ballinger's note to give the young people a better idea of the situation. Thanks for the additional notes. Mentions that he has a meeting in Cardiff.


Date: 
August 23, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Thanks. Has sent the address to Tedder who thinks it should go in the Library Record. Gives him free card for the arrangement with the printers of the Record. Mentions that the success of the meeting is most gratifying. Civilities.


Date: 
September 25, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler willcome to the meeting and do anything to help. States that the main question is between a number of poor schools and a few good ones. ( Relates to a proposal with regards to a scheme of studies leading to librarianship.)


Date: 
October 3, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Ballinger for his letter. Glad that the matter has been postponed as he would have not been able to assist, as a meeting (Press) has been called.


Date: 
October 25, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler agrees on the 14th of December. Asks Ballinger to send him the material. Hopes that MacAlister will accept the dinner. Thanks for his report. Encouragement.


Date: 
March 13, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler aproves Ballinger's scheme. Sorry that a meeting in Cardiff about the Talbot Chair prevents his attendance. Asks him to let him know how the matters progress (Library education training).


Date: 
March 14, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Ballingerfor the circular. Positive opinion on the scheme for grading the staff. Asks him to let him know when the plan will be discussed. (Library education training).


Date: 
June 16, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler cannot be at the meeting on the 21st because the exams are on.


Date: 
January 21, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler asks if the Celtic Studies Board has done anything about the Summer School of Celtic Studies at Aberystwyth this year. Suggests making lectures and a Professor of Irish. Suggests taking Flower who read a paper on Brian Borre at the Bibliographical Society. Invites his sons to visit them often


Date: 
(September 10, 1919 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler confirms that he knows Alwyn Smith. Kind comments on the latter. Asks news of a medical student. Suggestions for the Celtic Summer School, next year. Enjoins him to get the Celtic Committee to arrange the programme, select the men, and frame the budget.