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Letters sent to Chatard, Albert


Date: 
October 24, 1908
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chatard, Albert
Abstract: 

Osler had asked the Committee to postpone the meeting until the middle of May. He feels that he should be there. He had arranged holidays for the month of April at the Italian Lakes with his wife and son. Osler suggests as an excuse the exceptional circumstances of the new building. Has asked Ruhrah to cable. Memorable occasion, wishes that his father could have seen it. Mentions the Lord Rectorship election where the politicians were too strong. Wyndham was elected. Did not expect to win. Enjoys Paris Greetings to his mother and the Avicennians.


Date: 
January 2, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chatard, Albert
Abstract: 

Osler is glad that the meeting has been postponed because he would have been disappointed not to have been able to give the Oration. He hopes to be able to be at the Association of American Physicians. Discussion over the entertainment for the opening of the new building. He advises Ogden to make a special point of the other 18th century associations of medicine. News of his sojourn in France.


Date: 
March 30, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chatard, Albert
Abstract: 

Osler has to go in England and will sail earlier from Southampton, and not from Naples. He sent Chatard a reproduction of an Avicenna manuscript page. He saw the original in Bologna. The text is in Hebrew, XI century. Will bring a set of the old votive offerings of the Aesulapian temple. Suggests to exhibit some of the special editions for the meeting. Sends the 1st edition of Vesalius, de Human Corporis Fabricus to the Frick Library. The Edinburgh theses would make a good show. Asks him to come earlier to Baltimore, he will be able to stay longer. Wishes to meet his Avicenna Club. Details of his trip in Italy. Glad he liked the Paris letter. He will write more. Civilities.


Date: 
December 30, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chatard, Albert
Abstract: 

Osler is sending the Avicenna Club a recent photograph of Avicenna's tomb taken by Dr. Sa'eed. He writes of his plans to raise money for the restoration of the tomb and asks Chatard to act as Treasurer for any American subscriptions.


Date: 
May 3, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chatard, Albert
Abstract: 

Osler has finally received the estimates for the restoration of the Tomb of Avicenna at Hamadan and would like to begin raising funds. He wants the Avicenna Club to be the official representative in the U.S. to receive subscriptions for the project.


Date: 
May 30, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chatard, Albert
Abstract: 

Osler will wait to issue the circulars regarding the restoration of the Tomb of Avicenna at Hamadan until he has received the official sanction of the Persian Government. He writes that his son, Revere, is just going up for his Christ Church examination.


Date: 
June 3, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chatard, Albert
Abstract: 

Osler will wait to issue the circulars regarding the restoration of the Tomb of Avicenna at Hamadan until he has received the official sanction of the Persian Government. Osler was sorry to hear of the death of Norton. He reports that Revere got through his Christ Church examinations.


Date: 
July 25, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chatard, Albert
Abstract: 

Civilities. Osler writes of his scheme to restore the Tomb of Avicenna at Hamadan. He is saddened by the death of Norton.


Date: 
July 22, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chatard, Albert
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Chatard for his article in the July Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The volumes look magnificent. Comments on Allbutt. Civilities.