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Letters sent to Fisher, Charles Perry


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler writes about a 1493 Mesue, a first edition by Aristotle.


Date: 
June 21(?), 1889
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Civilities.


Date: 
November 9, 1901(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler writes that Welch's Festschrift will form Volume IX of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Reports. The College Library will receive a complimentary copy of Osler's text book. His friends and the Libraries will have to wait for the second printing of the book, as the first 5000 copies have already been distributed.


Date: 
January 12, 1906
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler picked up a copy of "Editio Princeps" by Galen at Sotheby's. He will donate it to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia.


Date: 
August 11, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler asks Fisher to tell him discreetly when the Alvarenza prize Committee will report. Explains that a friend of his is waiting to publish but has to wait until he hears of the adjuduation. Asks him to check for a Stockton Hough Catalogue. Civilities.


Date: 
August 29, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Fisher for the note on the Alvarenza Prize. He wishes he could be present for the opening (of the bookstore). He says that he bought a few good things now and again. Civilities.


Date: 
January 9, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler sends a cheque for $5. He wishes he could see the new library in Philadelphia. He would like to acquire a copy of Stockton Hough's Incunabula.


Date: 
January 20, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler asks Fisher to send him a notice of the College Memorial Meeting. Good comments about Mitchell. Glad that he got a good list of Champerius. Mentions that he read a paper last night on the early printed medical books and that he had an exhibit. He has a number of photographs of the rarer books and has collected information in all about 180 separate editions to 1480. Civilities.


Date: 
March 11, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler has acquired a copy of Sydenham's "Observationes Medicae," 1676 and would like to donate it to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia if they do not already have one.


Date: 
November 6, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler will send the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia an important pamphlet. He urges Fisher to collect the Priestley pamphlets. He asks if the Library has a copy of Glisson's "Tractatus de Ventriculo," 1678 and Bishop Berkeley's "Siris: A Chain of Philosophical Reflections and Enquiries Concerning the Virtues of Tar Water" 1744.


Date: 
March 23, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to donate to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia his duplicate copy of Lelut's "L'Amulette de Pascal," 1840.


Date: 
May 27, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to donate to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia his duplicate copy of Dodonaeus's "Medicinalium Observationum...," 1521.


Date: 
June 29, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Fisher for looking up the anaesthesia pamphlets. Asks him to let him know if he heard of any of the original copies of Morton or of Jackson.


Date: 
August 29, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to donate to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia a copy of "Medicina Diastatica Paracelsus." He asks Fisher to send him a list of Incunabula held by the Library, which he will include in the appendix of his paper on earliest printed medical books.


Date: 
September 28, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

(Postcard). Osler thanks Fisher. Good comments on his list of books and of Incunabula. It must put them close behind the Surgeon General's Library. It is slow work to get his paper on Early printed books finished.


Date: 
November 25, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler writes of the fire in his dining room, which nearly ruined his incunabula and manuscripts. He urges Fisher to tell the Library Committee of the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia to spend plenty of money on manuscripts and incunabula over the next 3-4 years, as they will be plentiful and cheap.


Date: 
December 29, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler asks Fisher if the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia has a copy of "Bills of Mortality" and pictures of the Siamese twins.


Date: 
January 12, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to donate to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia a rare copy of Sydenham's "Observationes Medicae," 1676.


Date: 
October 8, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to donate to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia the 1485 edition of "Opus Repertorii Prognosticon." Osler has finished his card catalogue with help from a Bodleian Library employee. Osler will send Fisher a copy of his list of Medical Incunabula to 1480, on which he would like Fisher to mark off the volumes that the Library has.


Date: 
April 15, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler writes of library collections, his own and that of the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He is sorry to hear of Jack Mitchell's death.


Date: 
June 2, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that Fisher has been ill. Expects Taylor Packard and Kennebaker tomorrow. Sends on Pagnes catalogue, has marked the items he would like. Thanks.


Date: 
July 14, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler extends his sympathy to Fisher, who suffers from the loss of a family member. He asks Fisher to keep an eye out for the 1846 issue of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal. He provides a list of duplicates from which Fisher can pick what he would like for the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia


Date: 
July 18, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to donate literature on Siamese twins to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He urges Fisher to make his collection on Siamese twins as complete as possible.


Date: 
December 24, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

(Postcard). Osler thanks Fisher for the books. He has sent an Editorial Review of Good's book to the Lancet (CUS417/126.167). Should be glad to see his incunabula list.


Date: 
November 20, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Fisher on the Incunabula list of the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Osler writes of his own illness and of the death of F.P. Henry.


Date: 
November 20, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Pleased to see such a fine incunabula list. Osler has about 150.


Date: 
1919(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler sends Fisher a list of English and American practitioners in Europe, which may be useful for the Fellows whose patients are going abroad. Osler is excited about the new Library building [possibly in Philadelphia]. He thinks Fisher should be sent to Europe to study incunabula and shelving.