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Letters dated 1912


Date: 
July 22, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry to trouble Phipps with the Oxford Endowment subscription which had been definitely earmarked for the Medical Department. In a letter, the Secretary of the Oxford Endowment Fund pretends that there was no definite allocation. Unfortunately, he has not got Phipps's original letter. The situation is embarrassing, as they have built the new building and the laboratory in connection with Phipps's gift of L 1200.


Date: 
July 24, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCrae, Thomas
Abstract: 

Osler writes of details on his effort to stop the printing of the index which contains errors. He will send McCrae a draft of the contract both should have about the book. Civilities.


Date: 
July 24, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry he could not come this morning, as he was called away unexpectedly. He asks Phipps to tell Mrs. Guest that he has an engagement tomorrow for lunch. Will call and see him at 6 o'clock. Mentions that it would solve the matter if Phipps sent word to Niguel Bond to state that the money given to the Oxford Endowment Fund was to be used in connection with Osler's Department. Civilities.


Date: 
July 29, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Phipps for writing to Bond. The matter was settled satisfactorily at the last meeting. Glad that Hamman is all right again. Positive comments on the latter. Civilities. He returned the letters.


Date: 
July 30, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Myer, Jesse
Abstract: 

Osler sends Myer a brief introduction (for his book on the life of Beaumont). He mentions that it would have been better and fuller if he had seen the proofs, for which he forgot to ask him. Encouragement on his work. Civilities.


Date: 
July 1, 1912
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes on an envelope concerning "Osler and the 'Tabulae Sex'."


Date: 
July 1, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that Shephered has the boils with him still. He will meet him one day next week. His house is full. Mentions that his brother the judge and his sister with her husband are there. Also the Press of the Royal Society is coming. Civilities.


Date: 
July 31, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Macallum, Archibald Byron
Abstract: 

Osler looked for Macallum at the Sherrington's the other day. He informs Macallum that he is not going out this autumn. He is meditating a longer holiday elsewhere. They do not leave until October 11. He invites Macallum to visit them. Civilities.


Date: 
July 31, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler was glad to have Thayer's letter. He heard that Howland has left St. Louis, and supposes that he would be interested in taking the position at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Comments on Thayer's trip to the West Coast. They are leaving for Tongue (Scotland). Invitation to visit them. Revere comes home today. Love to Sister Susan. Civilities.


Date: 
July 31, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted that the old Nestor is getting on well. He asks Garrison to arrange to come for the Congress next year. Mentions that there seems to be a marked interest in the West on the subject of medical history. Refers to the Chicago Historical Club's Bulletin. The situation seems to be similar in St. Louis. His Yale lecture has been postponed until the Spring. Civilities.


Date: 
August 1, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Postcard. Osler sends Mackall the Browne Bibliography. He asks Mackall if he will be in Germany at the end of September and beginning of October as he may go there for a short visit.


Date: 
August 3, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler has sent out 168 private letters, chiefly to Fellows of the Society, and to men on the lists made by Power and Kirkpatrick. He had enclosed with them a postal card addressed to MacAlister. Expects that a certain number of acceptances will give them an idea of the number likely to join the new section. His copy of Aequanimitas is being printed and will be ready in October.


Date: 
August 3, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Thayer for the paper. He is not surprised that he could not accept. They should reach Tongue Tuesday afternoon. Invites him to visit them there. Civilities.


Date: 
August 5, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Osler sends Cushing meterial relating to Vesalius. He has heard from Klein of Munich that the German Association for the History of Medicine will publish the anatomical plates and the epitome. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
August 5, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Stokes, Anson Phelps
Abstract: 

President Hadley has agreed to have the lectures in the Spring. Osler will not be able to visit the U.S. in 1913, as he has fixed engagements in England. He is also writing to Dr. Chittenden.


Date: 
August 5, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Wilbur, Ray Lyman
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that he did not answer his cable, as he knew that he would have receive his letter where he declines with regret the invitation to give the Lane Lectures.


Date: 
August 5, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Meyer, Adolf
Abstract: 

Osler mentions a talk with Phipps where the latter agrees with Meyer's views to defer the opening of the Psychiatric Clinic until it is in running order. Mentions that he has postponed his Yale lectures until Spring, so the date mentioned by Meyer, the second half of April, suits him. Civilities.


Date: 
August 5, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chittenden, Russell H.
Abstract: 

Osler explains that he had to postpone his Silliman Lectures because he had been tied up with the revision of his text-book. He has got some work on the Lectures. He mentions that he had talked with Stokes on the question of some supplementary talks with the undergraduates. Hadley was with them last week, and thinks that there is no problem having the lectures in the Spring. Civilities.


Date: 
August 5, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libman, Emanuel
Abstract: 

Osler informs Libman that he will not come in America this autumn, as his Yale lectures have been postponed. He is sorry, as he would have like to see them all in New York. He is interested in what Libman says about the endocarditis cases. Compliments on his work. Austrian from the Johns Hopkins Hospital was here the other day, and says they are finding a great many of his cases. Osler will send Libman a copy of his new text-book. Mentions that there are a great many sins of omission, but it was difficult to revise it. Civilities.


Date: 
August 6, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that Hadley and he have decided to postpone the (Silliman) Lectures until next spring. He is extremely disappointed, as he had arranged his itinerary to spend a week in Avalon with them. Will try to see her in Spring. Hates to have a year go by without seeing her and Sylvia. They had a busy summer. It was a great delight to have the visit of his sister with her husband. Two other brothers came. News of Revere who has good heart and good hands but not much at his books. They are in Scotland for fishing. Grace will not have to speak to a soul, which is her idea of a blissful holiday. Details on how they spend their holidays. Mentions his work on the lectures. Mentions a letter from Uncle Ned. Good comments about his story published in the Scribner.


Date: 
August 13, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Park, Roswell P.
Abstract: 

It would give Osler great pleasure (that Thomas dedicates his book "Evil Eye" to him). Osler mentions that Thomas is one of his oldest and "bestest" friends. He will enjoys the essays. They are in the north coast of Scotland for the sake of Revere who is a devoted Waltonian. It is a rainy place. Civilities.


Date: 
August 16, 1912
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from the London times, August 16, 1912, p. 6, c. "THE TUBERCULOSIS CAMPAIGN- SIR WILLIAM OSLER'S APPEAL."


Date: 
August 20, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that he could not visit Thayer in Tongue. Details on their trip getting there. They get back about September 7th. He is going to the British Association and Science at Dundee. Schäfer is president this year, and he feels that he should go. His lectures have been postponed until spring, as Hadley and he have decided. Explains that he had been busy this summer and had only three ready. To finish them before September 15 would have cut his holiday. Comments on his subject " the Evolution of Modern Medicine." Good comments about Osborn Taylor's Medieval Mind. Details on Revere's fishing. It is a rainy place. Love to Sister Susan. Civilities.


Date: 
August 21, 1912
From: 
Wilbur, Ray Lyman
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Wilbur explains that he sent his cable after the receipt of his former letter, because they concluded from it that Osler was not able to give the lectures in the fall, but could give them in the spring. Hopes that he will give them one day. Civilities.


Date: 
August 22, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
White, James William
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to hear from White He had sent a card to Penrose. Details on their holidays in Scotland where Revere can fish. He asks White if he will be in England. They return September 10th. Civilities.


Date: 
August 22, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Phipps, Henry
Abstract: 

Osler would like to see Phipps again if he is in London. He will return (to Oxford) September 10th after the British Association meeting in Dundee. Mentions that Revere has had splendid fishing. Civilities.


Date: 
August 23, 1912
From: 
Mills, James
To: 
Brambell, Mr.
Abstract: 

Mills reports on his findings after examining the Petty manuscripts, which were donated to the Library at Trinity College by Osler. [See CUS417/5.37]


Date: 
August 24, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Klebs, Arnold Carl
Abstract: 

Osler writes that he and Klebs just missed each other. Osler will go to the British Association meeting at Dundee which meets from the 4th to the 10th. He hopes to spend a few days with Schäfer. The Silliman lectures have been postponed until the spring. He will be better prepared. He had been rushed with the revision of his text-book until August 1st. Will send him a copy. Still dickering with Fock for the Pagel Library. The price has gone up steadily. A friend (probably his brother E.B.O) offered him the sum named at first, but he hesitates to tax him for more. Comments on the collections and on its value. Van den Corput Library went for ridiculous sums. If he can squeeze another friend, he may can get it. Details on Revere's fishing and on the weather. Description of his activities.


Date: 
August 24, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler gives news of their holiday. He asks Jacobs if he will come to London before sailing. He mentions that he is going to the British Association meeting at Dundee. Schäfer is President. Carnegie has asked them to stay at Skibo on their way down, and the Howards invited them to Colonsay, but Revere says he must have a couple of weeks at home. He tried to buy the Pagel Library but deplores that Fock of Berlin has given the family an exaggerated idea of its value. He had promised $2500 for it. Civilities.


Date: 
August 26, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry that Jacobs had not been well. Halsted told him that Miss Garrett had Splenic Leukaemia. He had good news from the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Money is sure to come in. Will tell Nichols about the Erasmus medal. He is editing for the Bodleian all the (25) letters of Erasmus. Nicholls will probably issue for them an edition of the Econium Moriae. Revere had caught a salmon but the cast broke. They are going to Skibo for a week (at the Carnegies). Will be interested to see the Laird at home. They return to Oxford about the 10th. Civilities.

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