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Letters dated 1918


Date: 
October 14, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted to hear that Malloch is to come to England. He reports that U.S. troops are in the thick of an epidemic. He gives his schedule for the rest of the week: there is a dinner of the Boston men of Wednesday and a final meeting of the Graduate Committee of the Hospital on Thursday. He comments on the encouraging letter from Malloch's father.


Date: 
October 16, 1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Reminiscences of Means about the Ether day dinner.


Date: 
October 16, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Warren, John Collins
Abstract: 

Osler offers greetings to the staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital. Letter signed by Foley, Kidner, Seymour, Mixter, Hill, Jewett, Eustis, Frost, Hollings Endicott, Osler, Winter, Washburn, Means. Letter written at the Ether Day Dinner.


Date: 
October 18, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Wright, Adam H.
Abstract: 

Kind comments on Watson. Hopes Wright has got inside information about his adaptability, as Scots are so hard to get on with. Advises him there would be a row if the Faculty is not asked to participate in these elections. Recommends a committee of conference. In England they have boards of electors of each chair. Suggests he talk the matter over with Faulkner and Clark. Asks him to let him know Watson's answer as he would like to write to him. Civilities.


Date: 
October 18, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Davison, Wilburt Cornell
Abstract: 

Osler invites Davison to dine with him on the 23rd.


Date: 
October 19, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Warren, John Collins
Abstract: 

(Cable). Massachusetts General Hospital men in England at Ether Day Dinner send greetings to him and to the Hospital.


Date: 
October 19, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Warren, John Collins
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that he sent Warren a cable of the greetings of a group of the Massachusetts General Hospital men who had an Ether Day Dinner at the American Club. Reports that Washburn gave an account of the origin and objects of the day and Osler showed some of Morton's documents.


Date: 
October 20, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bradshaw, A. Frederick
Abstract: 

Osler had to take the Oxford D.M. by decree, matriculate and pays ordinary fees, as Council would not break the rule not to give the honorary D.M. Agrees with them.


Date: 
October 21, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Parfitt, Charles Daniel
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Parfitt their new baby. Jokes about the fact that it should have been twins or a boy.


Date: 
October 24, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCulloch, Champe Carter
Abstract: 

McCulloch may come and stay if he has to be in Richmond. [may be out of order.]


Date: 
October 25, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler is having a great evening while she is writing. McCollough of the Surgeon General's Library is with him and they are watching catalogues for purchases. Asks him if Osler told him that he had 37 American Officers at luncheon in London and a demonstration at the Royal Society of Medicine with even more. They were all delighted.


Date: 
October 26, 1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from Archibald Malloch's journal. He is in Boulogne. Charles Martin told him about a case of Hughlings-Jackson's paralysis which Osler diagnosed in Montreal.


Date: 
October 30, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
President of Johns Hopkins University
Abstract: 

Osler informs the President of the University that the Toronto General Trust Company will hand over to the University securities a yearly sum of $1500 to $2000 from Osler and Lady Osler as a memorial to their son, Edward Revere Osler, in recognition of the happy years he spent in Baltimore. Osler enumerated the ways in which he would like the memorial money to be spent.


Date: 
October 30, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Featherstone Lake
Abstract: 

Osler informs Featherstone that he has asked the Trust Co. to hand over to the Johns Hopkins University the funds standing in his name. Explains that as a memorial to Revere, they are giving the University his collection of books to which he will add the special works on English literature from his own library. They will ask the University to found a Tudor and Stuart Club for the students, as these periods were the ones in which Revere was specially interested. His medical and science books will go to McGill. Mentions Frank and Belle.


Date: 
October 30, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
President of Johns Hopkins University
Abstract: 

Osler informs him that they will give securities, realizing between $1500-2000 a year, as a memorial for Edward Revere Osler and in grateful recognition of the happy years they spent in Baltimore. List of the terms of the fund : encouragement of the study of English literature in the Tudor and Stuart periods, formations of a Tudor and Stuart Literary Club, the books collected by Revere to form the nucleus of the Club Library, the interest of the fund to be expended in the purchase of books relating to the periods, and in promotion of good fellowship and a love of literature among the members, the management of the Club and the expenditure of the fund to be in the hands of the students, list of the original members they wish to have. This list contains the names of Featherstone and Edmund Osler, Mrs. Herbert Charles Gwyn, Mrs. Henry B. Chapin, Mr. E.H.R. Revere, Harvey Cushing and his wife, Thayer, Jacobs and his wife, Mrs. Robert Brewster, Miss Sarah Woolley, Futcher and his wife, McCrae and his wife, Campbell Palmer Howard and his wife, W.W. Francis, T.A. Malloch and R. Van Buren Emmons.


Date: 
October 30, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacMurchy, Helen
Abstract: 

(Card). Osler thanks Helen MacMurchy and congratulates her on her report. Glad that a school is named after Joseph Workman.


Date: 
October 31, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Malloch on his letter published in the Times. Suggests that they should visit Levis together in the Spring. Hopes he will come for the discussion. Mentions the outbreak of influenza and of the death of Dr. Harvey of Witney. Details of the cases of two college students he saw who died of it. Class. Assoc. meeting not till May. Workings on his address. News from W.W. Francis and from his father.


Date: 
October 31, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler was pleased to see Malloch's letter in the Times. He reports that he is deep in an outbreak and has been seeing many tragedies. The Classical Association Meeting will not be until May and he is in the process of writing his address. He reports that Bill is well.


Date: 
October 31, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler was pleased to see Malloch's letter in the Times. He reports that he is deep in an outbreak and has been seeing many tragedies. The Classical Association Meeting will not be until May and he is in the process of writing his address. He reports that Bill is well.


Date: 
November 1, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abstract: 

Cushing's note on Osler visiting to the McDergale child who died early in November, which account is in volume II, p.620.


Date: 
November 2, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler acknowledges Thayer's letter of October 23rd. Distressed to hear of Harvey's illness (Cushing). Asks him to send him over to them for a rest and change. Discussions about his case. Declares that it is not possible for him to come in America for the Tuberculosis meeting. Mentions the Influenza outbreak. Congratulations on his promotion. Civilities.


Date: 
November 4, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Unidentified
Abstract: 

Osler would like a reprint of Brooks paper on Harvey as an Embryologist, which appeared in the Johns Hopkins Bulletin. Asks him if he thinks that young Brooks, Welch or Halsted would have a copy of it. Mentions the Influenza outbreak.


Date: 
November 6, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler has contacted Alexander Abbott about accepting a position at Oxford.


Date: 
November 6, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Harvey, Colonel
Abstract: 

(Postcard). Osler hopes Harvey will join in the discussion (regarding the outbreak of enteric in inoculated American soldiers). Asks if a similar situation happened in the British Army.


Date: 
November 6, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCulloch, Champe Carter
Abstract: 

Details on a bad Burton copy. Osler tells McCulloch the prices at which the Burtons are bid usually. He is arranging with Quaritch to bid on some Leighton items. McCulloch should have the Apuleus. Mentions Klebs and the Apuleus copy in Mrs. Sears Library. Comments on the authors Boulanger, Gougy and Boussus.


Date: 
November 8, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Harvey, Colonel
Abstract: 

(Postcard). Osler is disappointed not to be able to assist to the meeting. Explains that it was impossible to leave with the influenza outbreak, as he is helping the local men and there are urgent cases which he must see.


Date: 
November 14, 1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Osler's notes on the back of Madan's volume (Records of the Club). Account of a dinner of the Club with the Warden of New College, on November 14, 1918. The Warden spoke of the Armistice, and the Club proceeded then to an election. Details about it. Harry Earle Richards was elected.


Date: 
November 14, 1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from Archibald Malloch's journal. He examined with Osler a young man (a case of "Schwarze Zunge") at the Radcliffe. Grace looks well. Osler went at the Club. Thinks that Osler has sent off letter about Revere's memorial at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Mentions that they live almost altogether in the dining-room.


Date: 
November 14, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler was glad to see Thayer on Saturday. He has asked Lady Harcourt at the American Hospital to get him to see a case. She has asked Osler for it but he could not leave. Love to Rolleston. Kind comments on the latter who is now Admiral. Jokes about the fact that Thayer is a General.


Date: 
November 14, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

(Postcard). Osler tells MacAlister that he is making a great mistake. Osler would not be much good. Asks him to send the Ether pamphlets for tomorrow's meeting.

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