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Letters sent to Blackader, Mrs. Alexander Dougall


Date: 
August 10, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blackader, Mrs. Alexander Dougall
Abstract: 

Osler relays details on the last days of Mrs. Blackader's son. The night before he died he spoke to him about the chances, which he feared were against him. Osler did what he could to comfort him. He looked like her. His wife has been brave. Understands how they feel. Explains that their son will be at the front soon and they will have to steel their hearts for the worst. Civilities.


Date: 
August 25, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blackader, Mrs. Alexander Dougall
Abstract: 

Osler had hoped to find Mrs. Blackader in London. Mentions that he wrote to her and to her husband. Good comments about the latter. Asks her to let him know when she will be back in London. Love to Kathleen. Mentions that their son goes out within a few weeks. Explains that he has been with the McGill Unit and is now with the R.F.A. He will be there for the weekend on his way from Shoeburyness. Civilities.


Date: 
August 13, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blackader, Mrs. Alexander Dougall
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to hear from Mrs. Blackader. Mentions Armstrong and Finley who gave a tribute to her husband. News of Revere. Osler was afraid to send the Vibrunus for her son's memorial library. Will try to send it by hand. Will let them know of any special books on architecture that he sees. Greetings to Mrs. Gordon.