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Letters sent to Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell


Date: 
From: 
Davison, Wilburt Cornell
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

A letter of thanks to the Cushings for their hospitality. Mrs. Davison was delighted with the copy of "When We Were Young" given to her by Harvey Cushing.


Date: 
December 29, 1905
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler makes arrangements to dine with Mrs. Cushing. She thanks Mrs. Cushing for the mats and centre piece. Reporters and relatives have "destroyed" the Oslers since their arrival in the U.S. Osler has gone to Montreal for the night. Revere is anxious to get to Baltimore to see Doris.


Date: 
September 9, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Osler reports that he and Revere went to see the Roman remains at Bath and Glastonbury. Civilities.


Date: 
May 29, 1908
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler congratulates Kate on the birth of her daughter. She relates news of family and friends. Civilities.


Date: 
February 11, 1909
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler reports on her European travels. Osler has been working on articles for Systems of Medicine. They will meet with Mrs. Fraser while in Rome. Osler goes to Boston in May. She is happy that Miss Nichols is with the Cushings, but she knows not how she will get on without her.


Date: 
July 11, 1912
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler relates news of Harvey Cushing, who is visiting at Oxford. She expects a visit from Susan Chapin. She writes of the Bicentary celebration at the Medical School of Dublin, at which she saw the Thayers. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
November 29, 1912
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Civilities. Lady Osler reports on Susan Chapin's visit to Oxford. She writes of the Barker baby and Campbell Howard's newborn boy. Ellie Osler Bowen and her family will spend Christman at Oxford. She writes of Revere's difficulty in school. Arrangements for an upcoming Congress, during which Lady Osler will host visiting doctors.


Date: 
April 15, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Osler is excited to see Katharine Cushing and the children. He could not stay with anyone else in Boston. Agrees to the proposal to have a dinner on the 30th, but mentions that he would prefer eating peacefully with the family. Details on his passage. He is at Mabel Brewster's house, who is furious that he should be having two "specials" of Kate. Civilities.


Date: 
April 21, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Osler asks Katherine Cushing to ask Mr. and Mrs. Ivan of Newburyport to a dinner. Mentions that they will not come as she has just had an operation for appendicitis. States that she is a distant cousin. Mentions inviting Mrs. and May Spooners, cousins of Grace and sisters of Mrs. Fay. They are old friends. Civilities. P.S. Mentions that it was a weak moment when she asked his Boston friends.


Date: 
May 2, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Katherine Cushing and comments appreciatively on the dinner she gave for him. Civilities.


Date: 
May 29, 1917
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Cushing, Derby, Fitz and Cutler are here in Oxford. Mentions Cushing's good word about her. Their arrival has made her feel she must not start for home yet. Mentions Julia Shepley and Anna Gardiner Draper. Osler was away at Torquay. Mentions that the Oslers show the strain tremendously. Mentions the Boston Common incident. News of Revere who is a philosopher. During his leave. he went fishing and read books. Details on the support she gives to Grace. Comments on Cushing.


Date: 
August 19, 1917
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler describes seeing the American troops march through London. The Slemons(?), Robert Johnson and Rose Hoxall have been to visit. She is much saddened by the possibility of Susan Chapin leaving Oxford to return home. They have had good news of Revere.


Date: 
August 31, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Osler is comforted by the fact that Cushing was with Revere when he died. Lady Osler keeps up bravely. They are heartbroken, but plan to bear their sarrow with patience. He writes that Revere had grown more loveable as the years passed and that they had so much in common.


Date: 
September 1-2, 1917
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler expresses her sarrow upon the death of her son and her gratitude that Cushing was with him when he died. She writes of how awful it is to see sons go off to war, knowng that they will be killed. The war was so distasteful to Revere, and yet he did his duty, of that she is proud. Her husband is heartbroken and she is anxious about him.


Date: 
September 19, 1917
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Chapin writes of Revere's death, of the comfort it has brought his grieving parents to know that Cushing was by his side when he died. She writes that Osler seems to be shrinking away and that Grace's face is sad beyond words. Chapin worries that she has been a burden to Grace, and hopes to join the war-effort in France.


Date: 
October 4, 1917
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler tries to write to Cushing everyday and sends provisions to keep him warm. She has been told that Revere's grave is always fresh with flowers. Susan Chapin has secured work with the U.S. Red Cross to help with a hospital in Southampton. She writes of Osler's sorrow over the death of his son.


Date: 
December 5, 1917
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Chapin thanks Kate for her letter to Grace, which came as a great comfort. She writes of her activities in the war. She knows it will be difficult for Harvey Cushing to see the Oslers, but it would be a huge comfort to them. The Oslers still suffer deeply after the loss of their son.


Date: 
December 6, 1917
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler is anxious for Cushing to pay her a visit - she hopes to catch a glimpse of Revere in his eye. Despite Osler's tremendous suffering, he works harder than ever before. She writes that the customs of wartime - having to help and look after others - prevents her from dealing with her own grief. She mentions Susan Chapin and the Wrights.


Date: 
March 1, 1918
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes of Harvey Cushing's visit to Oxford. She describes her continued activities in the war-effort, despite the fact that she is still grieving the loss of her son. Civilities.


Date: 
March 6, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler was comforted by Harvey Cushing's recent visit, although she continues to grieve over the death of her son, Revere. She mentions Susan Chapin, Norman Gwyn, Thomas Futcher, and the many guest she received I her home.


Date: 
May 23, 1918
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Chapin delivers news of Harvey Cushing. She writes of her own work and of events in Europe. She reports that the Oslers are sad and cheerless, still grieving the death of their son, Revere.


Date: 
March 24, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler has received photographs from Major Fiaschi from the Australian Hospital at Boulogne. She is thrilled by the news of Phoebe Wright's engagement to Reggie Fitz. She writes of Susan Chapin.


Date: 
September 20, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler longs to see Kate. She writes of the horrors that mothers face with their sons at war. Richard Strong visited with the Oslers, and they expect Phoebe Wright in October. She writes of her and Susan Chapin's activities, and of her cousin Cora Strafford.


Date: 
January 20, 1919
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes of Harvey Cushing's recent visit to Oxford. Mary Fay, William Francis, Sue Revere, Susan Chapin, and Jason Mixter were also visiting. She writes of Revere's death and its effect on Osler, and of the memorial Library dedicated to Revere at the Johns Hopkins [The Tudor and Stuart Club].


Date: 
February 13, 1919
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Lady Osler is glad that Harvey Cushing has finally returned home to his family. She mentions Strong, General McCaw, Susan Chapin, and the Wrights.


Date: 
November 24, 1925
From: 
Bigelow, Gladys W.(?)
To: 
Cushing, Katharine Stone Crowell
Abstract: 

Bigelow comments on Cushing's "Life of Sir William Osler."