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Letters dated 1911


Date: 
May 31, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCrae, Thomas
Abstract: 

The Oslers will take holidays early in August and will get back to receive the McCraes in September. They could have a pleasant time and work on various sections of the textbook. Osler asks Thomas for notes of the cases of anorexia. He mentions a negative post mortem of a woman who died from it in 1891 or 1892. He did not have the time to read Flexner's report. Civilities.


Date: 
May 31, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Klebs, Arnold Carl
Abstract: 

Osler would be delighted to see Klebs and his family in July. He comments enthusiastically on his trip to Egypt. He mentions his latest acquisitions of ancient literature at Muller's sale in Amsterdam. He hopes to get the Payne Library for the Johns Hopkins. He got two letters of Haller for Cushing at the Amsterdam sale.


Date: 
June 6, 1911
From: 
Chapman, R.W.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Chapman writes of various editions of Gaddesden's works. Letter and notes found in Osler's copy of John Gaddesden's "Rosa Anglica, 1st ed," 1492.


Date: 
June 7, 1911
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Revere, Mrs. John
Abstract: 

Lady Osler writes of a fire at Aunt Lizzie's and of "John's" wedding. She and Osler attended the wedding of Miss Parker and Mr. Grant, from Kingston, Ontario. She describes the Blenheim Ball, which she attended with Nona and Ottilie. The Ogdens and Palmer Wright have been to visit at Oxford.


Date: 
June 7, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler comments on Ellis who passed away. He was one of his very best and oldest friends. Osler reminiscences of him. He offers a tribute to his life as general practitioner, and deplores his death.


Date: 
June 7, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Kelly, Howard Atwood
Abstract: 

Osler is glad of Kelly's letter. He does not agree with the salaries mentioned. Barker could not possibly live on these figures, nor can the associates or the assistants. He gives his opinion on whole time clinical professors. Suggests that the clinical men should received liberal salaries, from $15 000 to $20 000. He hopes to hear fully from Welch on the subject. He has not heard anything except from Kelly.


Date: 
June 7, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Klotz, Oskar
Abstract: 

Osler sends Klotz his article as requested. Pittsburg will give him a great opportunity for studying the effect of hard work and alcohol on the blood vessels. He suggests finding the incidence of syphilis among the men in the big steel works. Civilities.


Date: 
June 8, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Phipps for the report of the Phipps Institute. The development of the teaching of the students in connection with the Institute is a very good thing. Osler asks Phipps to let him know when will be in England.


Date: 
June 11, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler received the Laennec letters from the Muller sale (Amsterdam). One of the letters refers to Baltimore meteorological. He will send it to the Faculty Library. He mentions his 1588 Leyden diploma and a 17th century Russian and other books, Principals of Mondino. Cushing has made a good haul too. Payne books may be sold unless Marburgh raises his figure. Muller is coming next week from Munich. Lizzie Linzee, Mrs. McCagg, the 3 Weld girls are here, Dock comes next week. The examinations will begin. Mentions his future acquisition. Welch wrote him about the JHH proposal. Discussion over the salaries that are suitable (whole time clinical professors). Comparison to other places. It will double the salary out of the private patients attracted to the individual men. Civilities.


Date: 
June 19, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Jacobs for the suggestion about Mr. Phipps (to buy Payne books for the Medical School). He missed the Locke letter at the Huthe sale. He thanks Jacobsfor the Almanack and the Laennec. He mentions a dinner with the Colophon Club, an inner circle of the Bibliographical Society, at Christ Church. He asks Jacobs if there is any special friend of Marburgh's to apply in case Phipps refuses to help them. Civilities.


Date: 
June 20, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Noyes, Marcia C.
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted to hear of the Ellis bequest. He knew of his intention. He hopes Noyes will get the money soon. He will have details from Jacobs who comes to England tomorrow, and will send her a Laennec letter in which he refers to Baltimore. He asks for news of Miss Nichols. He hopes she could get a good berth. Amusing mention of his baronetcy. Civilities.


Date: 
June 20, 1911
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Clipping from the Daily Mail, Tuesday, June 20, 1911. "THE CORONATION HONOURS-A LONG LIST- LORD CREWE A MARQUIS-FOUR NEW EARLS-FOUR VISCOUNTS-NINE BARONS-TWENTY BARONETS AND FIFTY-FIVE KNIGHTS."


Date: 
June 21, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Osler comments humbly on his baronetcy. He is glad for the family, and wishes that the dead members would have seen this. News from Nona and Ottilie. Civilities.


Date: 
June 21, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that they knew about it ten days ago, but had to keep the secret. George R. was so impressed by his wife and Nona and Ottilie that he sent a word to Asquith. Osler reflects positively on the fact that they were happy before and he hopes that it will not disturb his 'Aequanimitas'. His wife and the girls are in town for fun and he has a peaceful time at home. He will ask Phipps for the extra 1000 pounds (Payne books), and will be heart broken if they do not get it. He mentions that the baronetcy fees are ruinous. Civilities. Signed Sir Billy.


Date: 
June 21, 1911
From: 
Barlow, Thomas
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Barlow congratulates Osler on his baronetcy. He offers tribute to his peace making and binding together ways of the different interests of medicine at home and abroad.


Date: 
June 22, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler writes of his baronetcy and the reasons why he had accepted it. Asquith informed him of the intention of the King. Mention of the Rockefeller suggestion (the salary at the Johns Hopkins Hospital). Has written Welch. Details on his opinion on the matter. Civilities. Grace and Revere are at the coronation.


Date: 
June 23, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Phipps for his cable and his cheque. He has not seen the book yet ( The Life of Pasteur). He invites Phipps to dine at the Athenaeum Club on the 29th, to meet Professor Muller of Munich. Civilities.


Date: 
June 25, 1911
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's note on Osler's activities that day. Went to see Abbey who was ill.


Date: 
June 29, 1911
From: 
Blagden, A.M.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Blagden informs Osler that he had been appointed to a studentship, 100 pounds per year, from 16th of November 1911 for seven years.


Date: 
June 1, 1911
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's note concerning the baronetcy and the confidential letter he received from 10, Downing Street, announcing it.


Date: 
June 30, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCrae, Thomas
Abstract: 

Osler writes that the baronetcy came as a great surprise. Asquith wrote him about it. He mentions that he was happy before and hopes he may be equally so in the future. Revere is overwhelmed, but it may be a good thing for him in the future, as he is evidently not going to do much with book learning. It will be fun to have them in Oxford. Mentions the many letters and telegrams he received. His secretary is leaving him next month, glad about it. Thanks for Amy's messages. Civilities.


Date: 
July 1, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Milburn, Edward F.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Milburn for his letter (congratulations for his title). He explains that he never really cared for these honours, but it means much in England. He cannot come to Canada this year. He is working on the revision of his text-book. He hopes to come next Spring. Civilities.


Date: 
July 1, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Campbell Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler writes that he cannot get away this month. In arrears with articles and in the work on his text-book. He asks Howard to come directly to their home. He would like to introduce Howard to some younger fellows in London. Osler thanks him for his cable (congratulations on his title).


Date: 
July 1, 1911
From: 
Jordan, David Starr
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Jordan invites Osler to give, at some time between the 15th of September, 1912 and the First of April, 1913, a course of three lectures under the West Foundation on some phase of the general subject of "Immortality, Human Conduct, and Human Destiny". Details on the conditions. The series of these lectures was given by Charles E. Jefferson. A copy of the conditions of the lectureship as decided by the parents of Raymon Frederic West, to whose memory this lectureship has been decided.


Date: 
July 2, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry not to have been able to see Jacobs, but he had to motor from London with a bevy of boys with whom he was dining last night. Three of them visited the U.S. Hospitals this Winter. Osle will come see Jacobs on Tuesday. The Payne Library matter is unsettled. He will put the case before Phipps tomorrow. The reserve price is 2750 pounds. Comments about it. Would be heart broken to miss it. Civilities.


Date: 
July 3, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler requests Phipps' help in the matter of the Payne books for the Johns Hopkins University. Details on the books and on the estimated price.


Date: 
July 5, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have received Andras' letter. He tells her to not over-tax her strength. He recommends her patience and recognition towards little Auntie who saved the baby. Osler mentions his baronetcy; it does not change him. He feared the fees associated with the title. Cannot get accustomed to the change, and can never call Grace, "Lady Osler". Mention of the many letters and telegrams he received. Civilities. Mention of Nona's and Ottilie's joke, calling him Sir Billy.


Date: 
July 5, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler informs Jacobs of Phipps' regrets (concerning the Payne books). Phipps thinks he should not spend any more money for the Hopkins. Osler understands that his expenditure is pretty heavy. He is deeply sorry to miss the sale. Arrangements to meet and go to Sotheby's to see the collection. He hopes Mrs. Jacobs is better. Civilities.


Date: 
July 6, 1911
From: 
Hadley, Arthur T.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Hadley invites Osler to deliver a course of Silliman Lectures at Yale University in the year 1912. Details on the conditions and on the foundation.


Date: 
July 6, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Charlton, Margaret E.
Abstract: 

Osler sends Charton two Diplomas (Leyden Diploma), and a 17th Century "Album Amirocum", to be put in his collection in the Library. Details on them. He asks her if he sent her a William Hunter Certificate. He would like to know to avoid buying duplicates. Civilities.

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