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Letters sent to Barker, Lewellys Franklin


Date: 
November 4, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Barker, Lewellys Franklin
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Barker for the German letter. Sends him a reply from England, and a bundle of Oxford pamphlets. Deplores the mental attitude of their German friends. Understands ones loyalty to his country, but says that the fact is Germany has been progressively preparing for this conflict for 20 years. Comments on the spirit of the country, on the soldiers turning out to be better than they would have expected. Details about a dream he had of Barker. Wonders how the modern Joseph (Freud) would interpret this. Civilities.


Date: 
December 11, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Barker, Lewellys Franklin
Abstract: 

Osler is touched by the dedication. Anxious to see the volumes. Mentions that they were rightly hurt by Wilson's statement that the objects for which the nations were fighting were the same. This rankled. His opinion on the finality of the war and on the conditions for the peace. News of Revere. Civilities.


Date: 
(April 1917 ?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Barker, Lewellys Franklin
Abstract: 

Informs him that Foster of the CAMC offers Barker, Futcher and McCrae wards in one of the Canadian Hospitals in England for periods of 4 or 6 months with temp. commission as Lt. Colonel. Osler mentions that he told Foster that they might feel that their duty was to help in organizing the Hospital Units in USA. He had tried to get Jones to make them the offer last summer. They are greatly excited about the news in America. News of Revere who is at Arras. They are anxious. Civilities. Mentions that he had cabled McCrae. He has not yet seen the book.


Date: 
March 18, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Barker, Lewellys Franklin
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry to hear that Barker has been ill. Mentions the Influenza outbreak they had in England. Discussion about it. Mentions that he is busy and that they have many visitors every day.


Date: 
September 5, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Barker, Lewellys Franklin
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Barker for writing about him in the S.M. Journal. News from their holiday, they did not have one since the war. He is revising the textbook, and uses Barker's volume iii helpful. They are expecting Thayer. Recommends he read the Cambridge History of English Literature. Greetings to his wife, to John Hewetson and Miss Hump. Hopes to have a peaceful term. Comments on the busy years they just had, which was good for them.


Date: 
August 31, 1921
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Barker, Lewellys Franklin
Abstract: 

Cushing asks Barker to clarify details of his career and of his work with Osler.

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