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Letters dated 1872


Date: 
February 12, 1872(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
Abstract: 

Duplicate copy of CUS417/69.8.


Date: 
April 1, 1872
From: 
Howard, Robert Palmer
To: 
Unidentified
Abstract: 

Letter of introduction for Osler. Howard writes of Osler's eighteen months as a student at the Montreal General Hospital, where he studied morbid anatomy and performed post-mortem examinations.


Date: 
July 2, 1872
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Johnson cannot get away to see Osler, as Checkley and Clarke are both away from the school. He sends a copy of "Devout Life" for Osler's sister (Chattie?). He had a copy of "Religio Medici" for Osler, but gave it away.


Date: 
August 14, 1872
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
Abstract: 

Osler writes of his voyage from England to Scotland. He met a traveling companion from the West Indies who knows Bovell intimately. He reached Robert Smith's home, where Edmund Osler is staying.


Date: 
August 14, 1872
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
Abstract: 

Typescript copy of CUS417/62.8.


Date: 
August 28, 1872(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Francis, Marian; Jennette Osler
Abstract: 

Osler writes to Marian Francis that he was not aware that the College of Surgeons Library would be closed through the month of September. He writes to Jennette Osler that he has enjoyed his time in Cornwall and sends regards to his family in Ontario.


Date: 
September 17, 1872
From: 
Barwick, Alice Bovell
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Barwick writes of the death of her baby and of her eldest sister. Her father [possibly James Bovell] recently wrote of returning to Canada. The situation at the Weston School has gone from bad to worse. Mrs. Johnson left her husband, W.A. Johnson. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
September 17, 1872
From: 
Barwick, Alice Bovell
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Original version of CUS417/68.8.


Date: 
September 18, 1872
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler reports that Edmund has returned from England. She advises Osler to spend Christmas with Aunt Lizzie (Elizabeth Osler] in Cornwall. She writes of events at the Rectory in Dundas. She relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
September 23(?), 1872
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Osler's father is on a mission tour. She delivers news of Nellie, Hennie, Aunt Lizzie [Elizabeth Osler], Chattie and Jennette. She gives Osler his brother Frank's address in Manitoba. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
September 24, 1872(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

While in London, Osler has visited with Harrison and Atwell Francis, and plans to drop in on the Boyds with a piece of Chattie's wedding cake as an introduction. He asks after the family.


Date: 
September 24, 1872
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Typescript copy of CUS417/62.10.


Date: 
September 27, 1872
From: 
Bovell, James
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Bovell loves no one more than Osler, and wishes him continued success. He would like for Osler to meet Stuart. He reports on the desperate state of the Church in the West Indies and expresses his desire to go to India. He would like to convince Johnson to join him in the West Indies.


Date: 
October 6, 1972
From: 
Howard, Robert Palmer
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Howard knows that Osler would have preferred to teach Practical Physiology than Botany. He hopes Osler understands that the offer of the Chair of Botany was made by McGill in an attempt to develop a connection between Osler and the University. McGill is so poor and needy that it could not fund a lectureship in Practical Physiology at present. He advises Osler to concentrate on general practice and to obtain a degree from the F.R.C.S. in Edinburgh.


Date: 
October 25, 1872
From: 
Howard, Robert Palmer
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Howard writes of Osler's intention to become an Oculist. Mr. Morgan, resident Surgeon at Moorfields, and formerly in charge of the eye-wards at Netley, wrote to Howard informing him that he would like to come to Montreal as an Oculist. If this were to happen it would seriously jeopardize Osler's hopes of making eye dissection his specialty.


Date: 
November 7, 1872
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler is preparing for a big party at the Rectory. She advises Osler to wait to visit Cornwall until the summer time. She is sorry he missed seeing Mr. Stuart and family.


Date: 
November 24, 1872
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler extends his sympathy upon the death of Jennette's only brother, William Henry Osler. He has difficulty expressing emotion and knows not the feeling of losing someone dear. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
November 28, 1872
From: 
Dawson, J. William
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Dawson writes to offer Osler the Chair in Botany at McGill University.


Date: 
November 29, 1872
From: 
Campbell, George W.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Campbell discusses the details of the Chair of Botany at McGill, which has been offered to Osler. There may be a three month course on Pathology with the use of a microscope added to the position. He suggests that Osler should rely on private practice to subsidize living expenses. He cannot offer a separate Chair of Pathology, as for the time being it comes under the jurisdiction of Dr. Drake.


Date: 
December 16, 1872
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler sends a running account of his doings over the week. He went to a Cattle Show and saw a performance of "Hamlet." He attended Church services at St. Mary Magdalene's Munster Square, where Mr. Stuart, a friend of Bovell's, was the rector. He mentions the Pellatts, Dr. Ringer, the Sheppards, the Proctors, and Dr. Bird. He keeps busy working at the Laboratory and the Hospital, and has been translating German medical texts.


Date: 
1871-2
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes containing a list of professors at McGill and the Montreal General Hospital in 1871-2.


Date: 
February 14, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Robert Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler responds to Howard's letter CUS417/68.12. He is disappointed that his prospects as an ophthalmic surgeon are blighted by the possibility of Dr. Morgan transferring to Montreal. He will now begrudgingly enter into general practice. He would like to hear something definite about his future connection to McGill, and has written to the Dean to that effect. He writes of his Laboratory work in England and mentions Burdon-Sanderson, James Barlow and Dr. Ringer.


Date: 
February 14, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler, Professor Dawson, and Robert Palmer Howard.


Date: 
February 14, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler and George Claridge Druce.


Date: 
December 1872
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Osler sends his sister birthday, Christmas, and New Year's wishes. He writes of the Church services he has been attending while in England.


Date: 
1858-1873
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Photocopy of W.A. Johnson's note book, pp. 8-33, 36-37, 40-51, 54-97, 200-201, 204-241. Additional notes by Julia Shepley. Includes original envelope with return address Peter Bent Brigham Hospital.


Date: 
1860-1873
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Extracts from W.A. Johnson's Field Notebook." Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
1872-3
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler's notebook from a course on Practical Physiology taught by Burdon-Sanderson at University College in 1872-3.


Date: 
July 1, 1867
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Malloch, Archibald E.
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes that the greatest day of Osler's life was fifty years ago when he threw a ball 111 yards and it was reported in the Toronto papers. In Thomas Archibald Malloch's handwriting.


Date: 
1868-1885
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Classified Bibliography of Sir William Osler's Canadian Period," 1868-1885. Incl. ms. notes.

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