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Letters dated 1884


Date: 
January 16, 1884
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
Abstract: 

Osler would like to spend three months in Germany over the summer and would like to plan the return trip with the Schäfers. Arrangements for a meeting of the profession in Canada in August. Osler is glad that Cameron is with Schäfer at University College. Mills is in Strassburg [sic] for five or six months. He mentions John Sharpey.


Date: 
January 17, 1884
From: 
Cantlie, G.
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Cantlie plans to relocate to Chicago, on the advice of the Hon. D.A. Smith. He hopes to get work through his cousin, Alex Geddes. He mentions Drs. Howard and Buller, and the Francis family.


Date: 
March 12, 1884
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
Abstract: 

Arrangements for a meeting of the profession to be held in Canada. Burdon-Sanderson has written to say he will attend. Osler will leave for Germany on the 26th. He remarks that Bowditch and Warthin's laboratories are the only good ones on the Continent. He has asked Prof. And Mrs. Morse to look after Schäfer while he is in Montreal.


Date: 
May 1, 1884
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
Abstract: 

Osler is disappointed that Schäfer will not be able to spend the summer in North America. Osler has seen Kronecker and is very interested in his work. Mills has been working with Kronecker, Hoffman, and Salkososki.


Date: 
May 17, 1884
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ross, George
Abstract: 

Arrangements for the publication of Osler's letters written during his time in Germany.


Date: 
May 20, 1884
From: 
Buller, Frank
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Buller writes of his new home and his new bride. He is worried for Mr. Cantlie, who moved to Chicago. Buller has not heard from Osler since he went to Germany.


Date: 
June 8, 1884
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis reports on her move to Toronto and the ill health of some of her 11 children. She is happy that Ogden was able to see Mr. Cantlie, who she hopes will visit Toronto. She comments on Dr. Buller's new wife. Osler and Dr. Howard are enjoying Berlin.


Date: 
June 10, 1884(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ross, George
Abstract: 

Osler reports on his experience in Germany. He has written Bastian encouraging him to come visit. He hopes McGill will arrange for himself and for Mills to live at the College. He envies the high salaries earned by German doctors. Arrangements for the upcoming meeting of the Canadian Medical Association(?) in Montreal. Published in Cushing, vol. I, pp. 216-17.


Date: 
June 17, 1884
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract taken from Osler's pocket note book, which he used on his first and second trips abroad, containing a letter to Dr. James Tyson dated June 17, 1884. Osler writes of his decision to leave Montreal for Philadelphia.


Date: 
June 18, 1884
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler has been in Germany since April 6 and was in Berlin for ten weeks with Howard. He is now working in Cohnheim's Lab. He will go to London in July and leave for home in August. He asks for Mr. Cantlie's address and sends his regards to Dr. Dorland. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
June 19, 1884
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler informs Shepherd that he will likely accept an appointment to the Chair of Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
June 19, 1884(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ross, George
Abstract: 

Osler received a letter from Tyson with an unofficial offer of the Chair of Clinical Medicine in Philadelphia. Osler will likely accept if the position is offered to him, although he is worried about severing his connection with McGill and Montreal. He asks Ross to keep this information a secret. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
June 30, 1884
From: 
Fitz, Reginald Heber
To: 
Tyson, James
Abstract: 

Fitz comments on Osler's merits as a teacher. He remarks that Montreal expected to lose Osler sooner or later. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
July 10, 1884
From: 
Bastian, H. Charlton
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Bastian is glad that there is a good chance of Osler obtaining the Professorship of Clinical Medicine at Philadelphia. He compliments Osler on his scientific training, his skill as a teacher, and for the contributions he has made to the advancement of science, among other things.


Date: 
May 4, 1881 - July 28, 1884
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Extracts from four letters regarding Osler. Francis mentions Dr. Buller and William Francis' admiration for his uncle William. Incl. ms. notes regarding William Molson and T. Wesley Mills.


Date: 
August 1, 1884(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler informs Ogden of his interest in accepting the appointment to the Chair of Clinical Medicine in Philadelphia. He is fairly confident that he will be elected to the position. He is tempted by the larger medical centre and the prospects of consulting work in Philadelphia. He is grieved at the thought of leaving McGill and Howard, but they will get on without him, as "any one man is never essential." He reports that Marian Francis and her children are well. He will return to Canada with his aunt [Miss Mary Anne Pickton]. [See CUS417/80.51]


Date: 
August 2, 1884
From: 
Sanderson, Sir John Burdon
To: 
Abstract: 

Letter of recommendation for Osler to become Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.


Date: 
August 5, 1884
From: 
Hays, Minis
To: 
Tyson, James
Abstract: 

He notes that Osler was elected a Fellow to the Royal College of Physicians of London on May 17, 1883. Includes extract of Osler's acceptance speech, published in the Canadian Medical & Surgical Journal, June 1883, p. 767.


Date: 
August 6, 1884
From: 
Flint, A.
To: 
Tyson, James
Abstract: 

Flint recommends Osler to the Chair of Clinical Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, although he cannot attest to Osler's abilities as a teacher.


Date: 
August 6, 1884
From: 
Flint, A.
To: 
Tyson, James
Abstract: 

Typescript version of CUS417/80.22.


Date: 
August 20, 1884
From: 
Paget, James
To: 
"Stephen"
Abstract: 

"Congress 1884 Copenhagen." Paget reports on the meeting of the Congress with the Royal Family and the King and Queen of Greece. Paget and his family received a special dinner invitation from the King.


Date: 
August 1884
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's manuscript note regarding an Editorial: "Cremation," published in Canada Medical & Surgical Journal, August 1884. xiii, 54-6, possibly written by Osler.


Date: 
September 1884
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Officers Elected," extract from the Meeting of the Canadian Medical Association, published in the Canadian Practitioner, September 1884, Vol. 9, p. 290. Osler was unanimously elected President for 1885.


Date: 
September 1884
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from the Canadian Practitioner, September 1884, Vol. 9, p. 296 regarding the likelihood of Osler's election to the Chair of Clinical Medicine in Philadelphia. Includes congratulations to Osler for being invited to deliver the Gulstonian [sic] Lectures at the Royal College of Physicians of London.


Date: 
October 11, 1884
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from the minutes of the Medical Faculty of McGill University, October 11, 1884. Congratulations to Osler upon his appointment as Chair of Clinical Medicine in Philadelphia, by F.J. Shepherd, Acting Registrar.


Date: 
October 13, 1884
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Handwritten draft of p. 239 of volume I of Cushing's biography of Osler. Refers to Osler's friendship with the Grosses [Lady Osler's first marriage].


Date: 
October 18, 1884
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler is settling into his new home in Philadelphia. He provides details of his new position at the University of Pennsylvania. Includes a list of the members of the "Philadelphia Medical Club" or "Club of 19" and ms. notes.


Date: 
October 1884
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Fragment. Information regarding the church affiliations of Dr. Agnew, Dr. Beadle and MacIntosh. [See CUS417/80.53]


Date: 
October 1884
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from Osler's editorial on "European Medical Centres," from the Archives of Medicine, N.Y., 1885, xii, 170-84.


Date: 
November 1884
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Dr. William Osler." Editorial from the Canadian Practitioner, November 1884, Vol. 9, p. 349 regarding Osler's transfer from Montreal to Philadelphia. Incl. ms. notes.

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