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Index of items sent by Chapin, Susan Revere


Date: 
1893-1909
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Unidentified
Abstract: 

Chapin's handwritten notes regarding Osler's travel during the years 1893-1909.


Date: 
November 19, 1916
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Susan Chapin thanks Cushing for the note he sent her on the St. Paul. News of Revere. Mentions the anxiety of the parents who keep a cheerful exterior, the conversation always diverted from the unpleasant. Mentions that occasionally Grace confides in her. Reflections on the everyday life there. 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: 
September 5, 1917
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Chapin thanks Cushing for his letter to the Osler's describing the last moments of Revere's life. It has been a great comfort to them. She expresses her appreciation to Cushing for having been by Revere's side at the time of his death.


Date: 
September 13, 1917
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Acknowledgment of Cushing's letter. Thankful for his answer that none of their special friends were injured. Repeats that it is a comfort for the Oslers to think that he was with Revere at the end. Mentions that she tried to write him a note to express her feelings but feels inadequate. The Oslers are wonderful, talk about Revere constantly, reminisce about Cushing with Revere together at this place. Osler seems to be shrinking away and Grace looks sad. Reflections about the death.


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: 
November 20, 1917
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Susan Chapin tells Cushing that she is living at the Brown's Hotel. Hopes he will soon have a leave and will come to Oxford. She works at the Red Cross during the week and goes to Oxford for the weekend. The Oslers are sad but still go on giving of themselves to everyone.


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: 
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: 
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: 
December 28, 1919
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Encloses Osler's observations on his illness.


Date: 
December 30, 1919
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Revere, Margaret
Abstract: 

Reports on death of William Osler and the domestic arrangements at Norham Gardens.


Date: 
January 2, 1920
From: 
Chapin, Susan Revere
To: 
Revere, Margaret
Abstract: 

William Osler's funeral, cremation , cables.