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Letters dated 1873


Date: 
January 16, 1873
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler wonders how long her son will stay with the Proctors and hopes that he will get a chance to visit Charlie's [Charles Herbert Gwyn] relatives, who live close by. She relates news of family, friends, and Dundas.


Date: 
January 9, 1873
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Johnson comments on Osler's offer to become the Chair of Botany at McGill University. He agrees with R.P. Howard's advice that Osler should concentrate on general medicine. He is glad that Osler is enjoying his time in London and envies his Church privileges.


Date: 
January 16, 1873
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry to hear that Percy is not well, but with Jennette and Marian to look after him, he will not remain ill for long. Osler reports on his Christmas spent in Norfolk. He visited the relic of Sir Thomas Browne at the Cathedral in Norwich. The news of Napoleon's death and burial have become a sensation. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
January 16, 1873
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Copy of original version of CUS417/69.1.


Date: 
January(?) 1873
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

"This is private and confidential." Extract. Osler remarks that McGill was foolish enough to offer him the Chair of Botany, a subject he knows little about. He refused the appointment, although he suspects that R.P. Howard expected him to accept. He will likely return to Montreal and take up private practice.


Date: 
February 5, 1873
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Johnson approves of Osler's decision to refuse the appointment to the Chair of Botany at McGill University. He would have liked to view the Thomas Browne relics with Osler. Reflections on the usefulness of relics, pictures, emblems, and other religious objects.


Date: 
February 5, 1873
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Typescript version of CUS417/69.15.


Date: 
February 12, 1873(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
Abstract: 

Osler has been to visit the Pellatts and the Misses Bovell [possibly James Bovell's sisters], who often hear from Dr. Bovell about his work in the West Indies. Osler spent the day at the Brown Institution. He plans to go to the Sheppards' to meet with Lawford Rolph. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
February 16, 1873(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Duplicate copy of CUS417/69.9.


Date: 
February 16, 1873(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Osler reports on some Church services he attended while in England. He and [Arthur A.] Browne met with Dr. Archer, an old McGill man in practice in London. He sent his brother B.B a copy of Gladstone's speech. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
June-July 1873(?)
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Notes taken [in Osler's hand?] on medical cases. Extract. Pages numbered 12-16.


Date: 
August 27, 1873
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Johnson has been forced to abandon his microscope, as work with the school and his religious duties keep him too busy. His daughter, Mrs. C.F. Miles, will stay with him during her confinement. He would like to send his son Jimmie to Montreal to continue his medical education. He encourages Osler to go to Vienna over the winter. Religious discussion.


Date: 
October 8, 1873
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Osler sends his sister a photograph of himself. He is leaving London for Berlin. He has seen the Boyds and plans to visit with the Sheppards before he leaves. He is sorry to leave London, as he has enjoyed the year he spent there. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
October 1873
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding a letter written by Osler to his family shortly after arriving in Berlin. [See CUS417/69.32]


Date: 
November 23, 1873
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Osler will leave Berlin for Vienna at the end of the month. He remarks that he will soon be 25 years old and is still not on his own legs yet. He writes of his friend Mackenzie. Osler attended a series of nine concerts in the Royal Concert room of the Opera house with his friend, Dr. Gutterböck. He writes of some Church services he attended and asks after Johnson.


Date: 
December 24, 1873
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding the death of Johns Hopkins on December 24, 1873.


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: 
February 15, 1905
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of family and friends. Nellie has left Dundas to move into her new home in Thornhill [Toronto]. She responds to Osler's request for information regarding young McNab, who was last seen jumping off Victoria Bridge in Montreal.


Date: 
February 15, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler, Roddick, and Arthur A. Browne. Letter from Grace Revere Osler to Richard P. Strong from April 3, 1920 on verso.


Date: 
February 15, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler's activities and studies during his stay in Europe in 1873.


Date: 
February 15, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Canadian Medical Journal
Abstract: 

"Better Late than Never." Transcript of Osler's letter to the Canadian Medical Journal, which was never sent. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
February 15, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Canadian Medical Journal
Abstract: 

Copy of original version of CUS417/69.24.


Date: 
February 15, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's manuscript notes regarding Osler's activities and his work with blood platelets in 1873.


Date: 
February 15, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from article by Osler, "The Medical Clinic," in which he writes of his autumn semester in Berlin in 1873.


Date: 
February 15, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Unidentified
Abstract: 

Extract from letter in Osler's hand, possibly written to his family while studying in Berlin. [See CUS417/69.31]


Date: 
February 15, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler's activities in 1873.


Date: 
February 15, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler's membership to the Savile Club in London.


Date: 
February 15, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Notes by Osler from 1873 regarding cases of Trichinosis in Canada. According to Cushing, this information was published in a paper dated July 17, 1876.

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