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Letters sent to Chapin, Susan Revere


Date: 
1904(?)
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler expresses her misgivings about moving to Oxford. She told Futcher of the move, but he is to keep it secret.


Date: 
July 3-4, 1908
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler spent the week at Bishops and Henley with Marian and Elizabeth. Sallie, Miss Nichols and Revere go to Ewelme. She writes of Aunt Nan and Lizzie. The Oslers will spend a weekend at the Astors. Revere is making progress at cricket, much to his father's delight.


Date: 
August 22-24, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler reports on her trip from Liverpool to Oxford with Revere. She describes the early stages of the war in England. Revere will join the Training Corps in College. She writes of her own contributions to the war-effort. She relates news of family and friends. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
August 23-25, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler relates news of family and friends, Loulie Bullitt, Hallie, Ronnie, Billie, Florence, Orville, among others.


Date: 
August 27, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler comments on the war and writes of her contributions to the war-effort. She mentions Mrs. Max-Muller, Margaret Pearce, the Bullitts, Ralph Sherman, Audrey Merry and Josephine Phelps. She writes of the death of "Puss." She writes further of family and friends.


Date: 
September 1, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler describes the atmosphere at Oxford and the effects of the war. She writes of Margaret Pearce, Isabel Meredith, and Orville Bullitt, among others. Florence is seriously ill. She writes of her work with Belgian refugees.


Date: 
September 4, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes about the Governor leaving Paris. She lists the men she knows who have died in the war, such as Victor Brooke and Arnold Keppel. Orvillle Bullitt is worried over the illness of his mother, Florence. Billy has gone to Paris, Loulie went to Russia, and Mr. Merry is still in St. Petersburg.


Date: 
September 15, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes of the deaths of Margaret Burnett, and May and James Little. She is shocked by Osler's animosity towards the Germans. She relates news of family and friends. Revere will go to Christ Church and take part in the Training Corps. She writes of her involvement in the war-effort. Osler and Mr. Armour are organizing the Canadian Hospital in London.


Date: 
September 25, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler reports that her husband will deliver lectures at camps near Oxford and then he will inspect hospitals. She writes of Maidie Devens, Florence, Loulie, Dr. Welch, and Wanda Max-Muller. She mentions her involvement in the war-effort. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
October 9, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Revere will begin College and enter the Training Corps, as Osler has instructed. Lady Osler has been visiting the war-wounded in base hospitals and is the President of the Needlework Guild. She relates news of family and friends, Mr. C.F. Adams, Dr. Blumer, Josephine Phelps, among others.


Date: 
October 15-16, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Osler has just returned from the Canadian Hospital near Folkestone, located in a house donated by Mrs. Markham. Lady Osler explains that the undergraduates at Oxford are much diminished as a result of the war. She relates news of family and friends, and is particularly anxious about Josephine Phelps, who remains in Antwerp. She has advised Osler to send his books to America for safe-keeping during the war.


Date: 
October 23, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler provides details of her daily activities and her meetings with Wanda Max-Muller. She writes of the war and her active contributions to the war-effort.


Date: 
October 27, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler congratulates Chapin on the birth of her grandson. She writes of her contributions to the war-effort and her work with Belgian refugees.


Date: 
November 3, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler thanks Chapin for sending provisions for the Belgian refugees. She writes of Cora, Wanda Max-Muller, Monica, Adèle, and Louis. Lady Osler has helped raise $5000 from America and $20,000 from Rockefeller to aid the refugees.


Date: 
November 6, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Osler reports that all is well. Grace is working hard and makes others work as well. He thanks Susan Chapin for the money she had raised for the Belgian professors. Grace's fund is near to 10 000$ and the Rockefeller foundation has offered 20 000$ for the sciences professors after the letter she sent to Welch. Admiration for her work. Invitation to come. News of Revere who is happy. He and Bobby Emmons are great chums. Details on Revere's activities. Mentions that they must have a photograph taken in their uniforms. He only wears his when he goes inspecting the camps and hospitals. Mentions the Singer American Hospital and the convalescent home. Asks her to let their Boston friends know that they never gave money in their lives that will be of greater help to more deserving people. Civilities.


Date: 
November 12, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes of her work with the Belgian refugees and reports on the war. She describes the Canadian Hospital at Folkestone, where Osler is the Medical Boss. Revere was not pleased to see his father in uniform. She writes of Archie Malloch, Mrs. Fred Guest and her brother, Jay Phipps, Margaret Pearce, and Marlborough.


Date: 
November 23-24, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes of the death of Mary Cabot's mother, Eugenia Gardiner. She relates news of Julia [Shepley?], Adèle, Amy Phipps Guest, and Archie Malloch. The Prince of Wales has joined the war and has sent Osler an inkstand and his photo. She writes of her work with the Belgian refugees. She describes the funeral of Mrs. Gardiner.


Date: 
December 1, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler's drawing room has been transformed into a sewing room, to provide clothes for Belgian refugees. She thanks Chapin and many others for making donations of clothes and money. Osler has been to Paignton to inspect the American Ladies Hospital. She relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
December 10, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler relates news of family and friends, including Adèle, Louis, the Redmons, Julia, Margaret Pearce, among others. Mr. Reynell, Dr. Freemantle and Smith have all been to visit at Oxford. She writes of the war and of her efforts to raise funds for Belgian refugees. She expects Edith Miller Colyer Fergusson for Christmas. She does not know how her husband lives, as so many ask favours of him.


Date: 
December 18, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes of the war. She and Osler attended the Canadian Concert. She reports on the success of her Belgian sewing party. Philip Osler is visiting Oxford.


Date: 
December 25, 1914
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler reminisces about Christmas at Canton and mentions Marian's engagement. She writes of life at Oxford and the effects of the war. She continues to help the Belgian refugees and serves as a Hospital Visitor. Philip Osler spends Christmas at Oxford. Campbell Gwyn, John McCrae and Archie Malloch have also been to visit. She relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
January 5, 1915
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes of John McLennan's engagement. Revere has made a decision to do some ambulance work and has been advised to join the Public School Corps. She would like Revere to join Campbell at the McGill College Hospital. Revere has had to leave Christ Church and has little choice but to join the war.


Date: 
January 12, 1915
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler asks for information about Miss Danielson, who has made donations for the Belgian refugees. She has handed over the accounts to Ramsay Wright, as she no longer wants any mental responsibility for the refugees.


Date: 
January 17-19, 1915
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes of the devastating effect the war has had on Oxford. Revere will remain in College and in the Training Corps until they hear further news. Lady Osler has joined the board of the Red Cross. Robert Bacon visited at Oxford. She writes of her continued efforts to help Belgian refugees. Osler is very busy helping in the war-effort. She relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
January 21, 1915
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Osler has offered his services to Canada. Lady Osler would prefer for Chapin to come to England in the Spring, when things are more cheerful. Osler hopes that Revere will be accepted to the McGill Corps. Norman [Gwyn?] will likely go into Camp at Salisbury Plain to work in the hospital. Lady Osler briefly mentions her project of supplying clothes for Belgian refugees.


Date: 
January 29, 1915
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

The Oslers are in London for a dinner held by the Armours in honour of the acting Canadian Commissioner. Norman's [Gwyn?] unit is to be deployed to France, where he will be in charge of the Laboratory. The Queen of Belgium has come to Oxford to see her refugee children. Revere has not been called into action yet, but he may be summoned to the Hospital any day.


Date: 
February 13, 1915
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler reports on developments of the war, as well as Revere and Archie Malloch's war-time activities. She is looking after the Belgian refugees more, now that Wanda Max-Muller is on holiday. Ramsay Wright is also becoming more involved in the cause. She relates news of family and friends and writes of Hugh Minturn's death. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
February 23, 1915
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Revere leaves for the Canadian Military Hospital at Cliveden. Lady Osler reflects on the gravity of the situation and remarks that her husband, who has given his life to others, should not be subjected to the risk of losing his son.


Date: 
March 2, 1915
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes of clothing donations for Belgian refugees and of the expansion of the Canadian Hospital. Osler has been to visit Revere at Cliveden and to inspect the facilities. She delivers news of the Astors, Major McClaren, Norman [Gwyn?], Campbell Gwyn, John McCrae, and Mary King. She writes of her efforts to help Belgian refugees in Oxford.


Date: 
March 9, 1915
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
Abstract: 

Lady Osler reports of her continued efforts to provide aid for Belgian refugees. She writes of visits from Mrs. Van Buren, Revere, Marion, Nettie Osler, Archie Malloch, and Robert Bacon. Mr. Emmons has fallen ill.

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