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Letters dated 1874


Date: 
January 1, 1874
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Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding "W.O's Day Books."


Date: 
January 23, 1874
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Johnson, Rev. James Bovell
Abstract: 

Johnson instructs his son on how to prepare dry specimens and soft tissues for the microscope. He relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
March 20, 1874
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Certificate marking Osler's attendance at the Obstetrics and Gynaecology clinic for doctors in Vienna during the winter semester 1873-4, signed by Professor C. Braun(?).


Date: 
March 22, 1874
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler is on his way to Paris, where he will meet with his friend Hutchinson. He has been reading Shakespeare, for some light reading. He writes of his observations of Vienna and of his travel companion, Stephen Mackenzie. Partly published in Cushing, vol. I, p. 115.


Date: 
March 22, 1874
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Copy of original version of CUS417/70.4.


Date: 
April 16, 1874
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Osler postponed his visit to Cornwall because he was invited by Professor Sharpey to attend an evening event at the Royal Society of Medicine. He mentions some Church services he has attended while in London. He has been conducting research in the Library of the College of Physicians.


Date: 
July 6, 1874
From: 
Howard, Robert Palmer
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Howard writes to offer Osler a lectureship in Practical Physiology at McGill. The fees from his students would be sufficient to cover all expenses. He advises Osler to come to Montreal immediately to begin working on his lectures. Published in Cushing, vol. I, pp. 120-21.


Date: 
July 8, 1874
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Robert Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler responds to Howard's offer to take up a lectureship in Physiology at McGill. He is glad it is only a lectureship, as he is still so young. He feels that the lectureship will be more in keeping with what his English friends Sanderson, Sharpey, Klein, etc., know of his attainments. Published in Cushing, vol. I, p. 121.


Date: 
July 9, 1874
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Robert Palmer
Abstract: 

Incomplete draft of letter by Osler thanking the Medical Faculty of McGill for honouring him with an appointment as Lecturer on the Institutes of Medicine.


Date: 
July 21, 1874
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Johnson, Rev. James Bovell
Abstract: 

Johnson reports that Osler was in Toronto and Dundas, and will now go to Montreal to take his new post at McGill. He urges Jimmie to pay a visit to Louisa Noble. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
April-July 1874
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding events in Osler's life in the summer of 1874.


Date: 
ca. October 1, 1874
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler's "Naturalist Studies" in 1874.


Date: 
October 19, 1874
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Johnson, Rev. James Bovell
Abstract: 

Johnson will not be able to get down to Montreal for a visit. He asks after Osler. He encourages his son to visit with Mr. Wood and to take advantage of all opportunities while in Montreal. See Bulletin of the History of Medicine, March 1939, 7:335-51, "Letters of a devoted father to an unresponsive son," by N.B. Gwyn. Citation given by William Francis.


Date: 
October 19, 1874
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Johnson, Rev. James Bovell
Abstract: 

Typescript version of CUS417/62.21.


Date: 
October 25, 1874
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes for Chapter VI, "The Young Professor at McGill." Includes two letters from Osler to Edward A. Sharpey Schäfer regarding Osler's appointment as a lecturer at McGill; notes from Osler's account book from 1874; extract from the Canada Medical & Surgical Journal, 1874-5, Vol. 3, p. 94 concerning Osler's appointment to McGill; and an excerpt from Osler's "The Medical Clinic."


Date: 
November 13, 1874
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Johnson, Rev. James Bovell
Abstract: 

Johnson does not think he will get to Montreal to see his son. His financial situation is tight and he cannot promise Jimmie a monthly allowance. He asks after Osler and encloses a letter from Dr. Bovell for him to read. He mentions Wood and Henderson.


Date: 
December 4, 1874
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Johnson, Rev. James Bovell
Abstract: 

Johnson has just heard of Mrs. Howard Bovell's death. He urges Jimmie to spend Christmas at Weston, and hopes that Osler will also come. He asks Jimmie to bring him specimens for his microscope. He suggest that Jimmie read "Handbook for the Physiological Laboratory" by Brunton Foster, Klein, and Sanderson. Osler showed him this book when he returned to Dundas from England.


Date: 
December 9, 1874
From: 
Johnson, W.A.
To: 
Johnson, Rev. James Bovell
Abstract: 

Johnson comments on the "Osler character." He urges his son to mimic Osler's characteristic of "application." He reports on his failing health.


Date: 
1873-4
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from the Canada Medical & Surgical Journal, 1873-4, Vol. 2, p. 208 of Robert Palmer Howard 's address at the opening of McGill in 1873, in which he praises Osler and his work with blood platelets. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
1873-4
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"A Small-Pox Hospital," extract from the Canada Medical & Surgical Journal, 1873-4, Vol. 2, p. 282.


Date: 
February 16, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Professor Dawson.


Date: 
February 16, 1905
From: 
To: 
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Extract from W.T. Councilman's article on Dr. James Bovell and manuscript notes on Osler's article on Liquor Sanguinis.


Date: 
1874(?)
From: 
To: 
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Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler's work with Charles O'Reilly.


Date: 
February 16, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing(?) asks Jennette Osler(?) if there were relatives living on the East Coast in Norfolk that Osler would have visited for Christmas in 1874. Jennette(?) replies that the families Osler visited in that year were, in fact, related to Charles Herbert Gwyn, his brother-in-law. She also responds to Cushing's request for information regarding the Witton Vicarage.


Date: 
February 16, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler's residences and friends during his career at McGill University. He mentions Roddick, Frank Buller, Ross and Shepherd, among others.


Date: 
February 16, 1905
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler's involvement in the reorganization of the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Montreal upon his return from abroad in 1874.


Date: 
December 1874
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler's activities over Christmas of 1874. Osler stayed with his brother Edmund in Toronto and visited with Ramsay Wright and Johnson.


Date: 
December 1874
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes regarding Osler, Ramsay Wright, and Johnson.


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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