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Letters dated 1911


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

Osler thanks Phipps for the volumes he sent. He hopes to call and see his wife next week. He mentions that he is unusually busy, with meetings and conferences. Civilities. Returns him vol. 1.


Date: 
July 9, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Osler writes that there is a chance he may receive the Paynes Library. He details the contents of the collection. He has spent too much money on books and must slow down. He reports briefly on events at Oxford. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
July 10, 1911
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Clipping of The Reading Observer, Saturday 15, 1911. "MEMORIAL TO READING ABBOTS- Dr. HURRY'S GIFTS UNVEILED BY SIR WILLIAM OSLER". Relates a ceremony which happened July 10th.


Date: 
July 12, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Martin, Charles Ferdinand
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry about the trouble over Pathology, not so for the present but for the future. He is sorry that Adami had been worried. Osler gives his opinion on the matter. News of Revere. Civilities.


Date: 
July 12, 1911
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's note on the Paynes book sale. Extract taken from the end of one of Osler's books. He wrote down his memory of that sale, where the books went to the Wellcome Historical Museum in London. There is also a copy of a letter to Osler from Jacobs of 1917, talking of this event. Also, Osler's note in "Declaratio in Laudem", a book given to him by Mrs. Jacobs.


Date: 
July 12, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Marchall, Henry Mrs.
Abstract: 

Osler asks Mrs. Marchall if he did answer her letter. His wife told him that he did not. He mentions that he lost count of the letters (congratulations on his title). Thanks. Civilities.


Date: 
July 14, 1911
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from the London Times, July 14, 1911, p.4, c. "THE SANATORIUM FOR CUNSOMPTIVES- MEDICAL OPINION ON THE TREATMENT". The Executive Committee of the Welsh Memorial to King Edward, devoted to a campaign against consumption in Wales, had obtained from Sir Clifford Allbutt, Sir Lauder Brunton, Dr. A. Latham, and Sir William Osler a statement on the value of the sanatorium treatment of the disease.


Date: 
July 18, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry V. Mrs.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Mrs. Ogden for the photos of their daughter Marjorie. He invites her to come see them in Oxford. Sends her an Oxford Bible. Civilities.


Date: 
July 19, 1911
From: 
Platt, W. C.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Receipt of acknowledgement of Osler's payment of fees and Stamp duties in respect of his creation as a Baronet.


Date: 
July 21, 1911
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from the London Times, July 21, 1911, p. 6, d. "THE WAR AGAINST CONSUMPTION-Sir W. Osler on Defects in Practice".


Date: 
July 24, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Macphail, Andrew
Abstract: 

Osler hopes MacPhail's eye is all right again. He hopes to have something ready for the Journal before long. He mentions that he had been head over ears in work of all sort, and does not seem to get through much. Osler asks MacPhail to send a card to say how he is. Invitation to Oxford.


Date: 
July 24, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomas, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler saw Thomas' sister and Miss Garrett. Discussed with them about the girl's case. The latter saw Mackenzie whose advice seems very sensible. Mention of many visitors at the Open Arms. The Thayers, Dana, Jim Putnam and Lichfield of Pittsburg. Osler is going to the British Medical Association at Birmingham. Civilities.


Date: 
July 27, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that he could not get in Tuesday. Had a splendid meeting in Birmingham. Campbell Howard came with him. Osler discusses Mrs. Jacobs' condition. He mentions that the Erasmus letter is a famous and delightful production (in praise of Physike, 1534). Civilities.


Date: 
July 28, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chittenden, Russell H.
Abstract: 

Osler informs Chittenden what he wrote to Hadley about the invitation to the Silliman Lectureship. Following Chittenden's advice, he suggests Hadley give a course on the New Medicine and its relation to the Profession and the Public, but do not feel that they would come under the provisions of the Foundation. Mentions to Chittenden that he would like to go to Yale, to see the work at the University and bring material for two or three lectures. He asks Chittenden to discuss the matter with Hadley. He would like to come in October because the International Tuberculosis Congress is postponed until April 23rd. He will attend to it. It would be in Rome. Civilities.


Date: 
July 28, 1911
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton Mrs.
Abstract: 

Lady Osler is sorry not to have seen Mrs. Jacobs and that she had been sick. Good wishes. She hopes to see her at Upland's in October. Civilities.


Date: 
July(?) 1911
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"Dock Reminiscences." Mrs. Dock recalls that at a British Medical Association meeting, when Osler was approached by an eager admirer, he claimed not to be Osler but to be Dr. Egerton Y. Davis of Canada.


Date: 
August 1, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Wenckebach, Karl Friedrich
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Wenckebach for his position in Strassburg. He is sorry, in a way, that he leaves Holland, but medicine knows no country. He mentions that he will have a larger field, and a wider sphere of influence. He asks Wenckebach when he is leaving.


Date: 
August 2, 1911
From: 
Hythe (Lord Brassey)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Lord Brassey thanks Osler for his letter. He does not think there is enough money voted to provide for the revision of the catalogue. He discusses the matter.


Date: 
August 3, 1911
From: 
Trudeau, Edward Livingston
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Letter inserted in the 23rd Annual Report of Adirondack Cottage Sanatorium. Trudeau mentions that he received Osler's letter from Egypt. Trudeau gives congratulations on his title. News from Saranac and the work of Laurie and Baldwyn. Trudeau informs Osler of his need of money for the Saranac sanatorium. Jokes that he often reads his own obituary in the paper. Sent three photographs of his family. Civilities.


Date: 
August 11, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blumer, George Alder
Abstract: 

Postcard. Osler is glad that Blumer finds the Notes of interest. He asks Blumer to send them anywhere he wishes. He is sure that he sent them, but it is probably a mistake. He wonders who did send them if Blumer did not. Civilities.


Date: 
August 14, 1911
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
McCrae, Thomas
Abstract: 

McCrae's notes regarding a letter from Lady Osler.


Date: 
August 15, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacCallum, William George
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that the congratulatory letters (for his title) has not changed him. He had hoped to see MacCallum this summer. Campbell Palmer told him of his visit to him. Osler mentions the engagement of Howard and Ottilie Wright. He explains the relations that she has with them. They are happy about it. He is glad that MacCallum is happy in New York. Civilities.


Date: 
August 16, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler was glad to receive Jacobs' letter from Newport. He hopes that Mrs. Jacobs is well again. He gives details on their holidays. Mention of Campbell Howard's and Ottilie Wright's engagement. Howard is madly in love and he thinks she is, but Osler is worried about her young age and her childish temper. He asks Jacobs to not mention his worries. News of Revere. Civilities.


Date: 
August 24, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
Abstract: 

Osler offers Mabel Brewster good wishes for the voyage home. Revere and he are fishing. He offers an anecdote for Sylvia about a mother sheep and her lamb. He mentions a possible visit next year. He asks her to let him know if the books came in. They are reading the French books with great pleasure. He mentions that Grace is happy here and that she loves to get away from people. She will see her in October. Civilities.


Date: 
August 25, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Shepherd for his letter of congratulations about his Baronetcy. He jokes about a Knighthood job that he tried to find for him. News from his holiday. He is sorry that Armstrong is ill. Comments about it. Love to his family. Osler mentions one of his dreams. Revere is fishing. Grace is well. Mention of Campbell Howard's and Ottilie Wright's engagement. Civilities.


Date: 
August 25, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Kelly, Howard Atwood
Abstract: 

Osler informs Kelly that he is sending an open letter to Remsen on the subject of the whole time clinical men. This will go to all the Trustees and members of the Medical School. He mentions that he had stated that Flexner's Report should have not been issued, it was full of errors and misconceptions. The letter will be out about September 20th. News from their holidays and from Revere. Civilities.


Date: 
August 26, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler hopse that Mary Worthington may be a bit better. He discusses over her case. He is glad that he is to get into the new Hospital. Osler mentions his open letter to the President on the subject of the whole time clinical men indicating his worries. Digby's Observations is very rare copy, not uncommon bound with the 1643 Religio. News about the new love of Campbell Howard and Ottilie Wright. Civilities.


Date: 
Summer 1911
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's note on the course Osler gave in the Summer term of 1911. It was four lectures for the benefit of the Indian service probationers and to the Forestry students, on "Life in the Tropics for Europeans".


Date: 
(August 1911)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomas, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Osler mentions their holidays in North Wales. HE gives of Revere who is back from a camp at Salisbury Plain. He was not to see Mary before he left for Paris. Details about her case. Glad that he had a good summer at the old place. Remembers it on the occasion of his first visit to the Blue Ridge, before he went to Baltimore. Mention of the delightful letter from Trudeau. Civilities.


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

Cushing's note on the presence of Ronald Ross in Llanddulas and his reminiscence of the story of Osler's being barrow-knighted, while he was merely knighted.

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