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Letters dated 1918


Date: 
November 15, 1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from Archibald Malloch's journal. Osler told him of the dining-clubs he had belonged to : The Club, The Club of 12, Biologists, Mahogany Tree, Medical Union, Ship of Fools, The College Club, The Fellows' Club, Royal Society Club, Colophon Club, Samuel Pepys' Club, Canada Club, Ashmolean, The Club, The Tutor's Club and The Roxburghe. Malloch does not know if Osler was in the Literary Club or Johnson's Club in London for which he was proposed by Roseberry as a member.


Date: 
November 15, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McCulloch, Champe Carter
Abstract: 

Osler informs McCulloch that he missed at the sale both copies of the Apuleus. Opinion on the prices that he should pay. McCulloch (Sargent General's Library) got the Ratoldt's Albumaser 1489 and the Alchibitius of 1521. Asks him when he will come in England.


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

Extract from Archibald Malloch's journal. Thayer and Longcope came for dinner. Longcope talked of the conditions in Russia. Ferries of Cardiff came in the afternoon and told them of his theories of immunity with charts, auto-precipitants. Osler teased him about these. Malloch thinks that Ferries wants a job and Osler said after he left "They think I run the University of Wales".


Date: 
November 17, 1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from Archibald Malloch's journal. Osler wishes to go with Malloch next Spring on an incognito trip to Paris for a bibliographical tour. Grace wishes that she, Osler, W.W. Francis and Malloch could be alone that night, tired of people. She realizes that after the war is over, it will be harder to bear Revere's loss. She gave Malloch a copy of the letter Osler sent to the President of the Johns Hopkins University about the Tudor and Stuart Club as Revere's memorial. Osler could not bear to give it to him himself.


Date: 
November 18, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Kelly, Howard Atwood
Abstract: 

(Postcard). Osler thanks Kelly for the J.R. Young study. All well here and most thankful. Hopes the boys are all well.


Date: 
November 18, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Strong, Richard Pearson
Abstract: 

Osler gives Strong details about the flu he got. The influenza outbreak has been hard here, especially on the young. Thayer and Longcope have been with them on the weekend. Thayer had kind comments on Strong's liaison work between the French and the Americans.


Date: 
November 18, 1918
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extract from Archibald Malloch's journal. Osler and he went to London at a Bibliographical Society to listen to a paper on regulations of the book trade before 1550. W.W. Francis was there too.


Date: 
November 20, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

They are heartbroken over the loss of Bruce, the son of the Futchers. Futcher has written how helpful Jacobs has been in their sorrow. Fears that Marjorie is far from well. Mentions a Jenner collection to be sold at Sotheby's. Has inquired and Wellcome will try to buy the whole lot. Maggs may be able to offer Jacobs some things. Wellcome scooped the 1500 Galen from Osler and several items he tried to buy for the Sargent General's Library. Mentions Thayer and Longcope who spent the weekend with them. The Osler's are both well and busy. Susan Chapin and W.W. Francis come each weekend. Comments on the end of the war. Sends him a memo about the Library they are founding in Revere's memory at the Johns Hopkins University. Asks him to talk it over with Welch and the President. Would accept any alterations.


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

Lady Osler and Mrs. Osborne will go to (the funeral of Ted Bath who died of influenza). She prevents Osler from going. The sadness goes on.


Date: 
November 27, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Charlton, Margaret E.
Abstract: 

Osler confirms that he had received and paid the Natural Theology of Bovell. Would like to have all the other smaller books of Bovell. Has duplicates to send her when opportunities offer. Mentions the losses he had on the Atlantic during war and also of a package from Egypt. Asks her to find out who is alive of the Widmer family, of the Canniffs and of the Beaumonts. Will write to Miss Hodder and Miss Barwick for papers, books or letters of Bovell. I.H. Cameron may have H.H. Wright's papers and one of the doctors Aikins might have W.H. Aikins' papers. Asks her to ask Malloch of Hamilton if the doctors Case left any record in cases books in Hamilton. Suggests she start a special section of the library dealing with Ontario Medical History. Sends her $100 to be spent in this work. Thinks that there could be medical papers in the relics of Scadding. Information about the reference to Ruffer and Ferguson. Civilities.


Date: 
November 29, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Editor of the Times
Abstract: 

Letter published in the London Times, November 29, 1918, p.6,c. "GAS WARFARE, A WEAPON TO BE ABOLISHED". letter signed by Norman Moore, Makins, McKenzie Johnston, Freeland Fergus, Joseph O'Carroll, John B. Story, Osler, Clifford Allbutt.


Date: 
November 30, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Milburn, Edward F.
Abstract: 

(Card). Osler comments on a photo Milburn sent. Christmas wishes.


Date: 
November 30, 1918
From: 
Knopf, Sigmund Adolphus
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Knopf sends his sympathies on Revere's death. P.S. Sendsa book, "My Son Liveth", which contents impressed him deeply.


Date: 
December 1, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Spalding, James A.
Abstract: 

Osler would be glad to receive the 'Life' of Spalding. Encloses $25 to help him in his task. States that these old time men deserve to be held in remembrance. States that it is never worth while answering stupid criticisms. - Comments of Spalding on Osler, who did not know him. Osler sent him a sum four times what he said.


Date: 
December 2, 1918
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler is well and working away at everything but the textbook. She is seriously worried about it. It is rough on Thomas McCrae.


Date: 
December 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler had no luck at the sale. He missed the Galen 1500. Got a few ordinary items. W.W. Francis, Martin Hopkins, Seymour and Fisken were there for the weekend. Good comments on Malloch's reprint. Will follow Finch and Baines in his Bibliotheca Literaria. Informs him that his two books came from Maltby.


Date: 
December 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Abstract: 

Osler asks Rolleston to ask George Walker to give an address at the Royal Society of Medicine on the Anti Venereal work in the USA and in France. Kind comments on Walker.


Date: 
December 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler missed three good items last week, including the Galen 1500 which he has been after for years. He reports that Bill, Martin, Hopkins, Seymour, and Bisken were here for the weekend.


Date: 
December 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler missed three good items last week, including the Galen 1500 which he has been after for years. He reports that Bill, Martin, Hopkins, Seymour, and Bisken were here for the weekend.


Date: 
December 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted and congratulates Malloch.


Date: 
December 3, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted and congratulates Malloch.


Date: 
December 4, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Rolleston, Humphry Davy
Abstract: 

Osler informs Rolleston that the Surgeon General in France agrees to send Walker in England. Kind comments on the latter. Suggests rejuvenating the Medical Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. Details about it. Asks him to talk over the meeting of the Association of British Physicians with Hale White. Wonders if it would not be better to meet in London.


Date: 
December 5, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted with his promotion as Major. Malloch's father will be pleased.


Date: 
December 6, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler apologizes for a Medical Society meeting he missed. Armour reports to him that Adami made a strong appeal for reconstruction. Their p.g. scheme is now in the hands of the Special Hospitals. Hopes to have a General Meeting before long.


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

Maggs missed everything in the Jenner lot. Wellcome bought them all. The Sears miniatures of Harvey, Sydenham were declared to be fakes. Sends him through Flexner his bronze plaque of Huxley. Compassion for the Futchers. Mentions that Marjorie wrote them about Jacobs' help. Civilities and Christmas greetings.


Date: 
December 7, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler has asked Norman McCrae to buy her Government Stock. Asks her to spend the annual interest on the education of her children. Hopes the house is comfortable. Asks her to let him know of any special bills for repairs. Recommendations about Little Auntie. News from W.W. Francis. Civilities.


Date: 
December 10, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler comments on some literature, and on Wilson. The P.G. Scheme is now in hands of Spec. Suggests he call a general meeting to discuss it. Thinks that if MacAlister's friend would come down with something for the building, the whole business would be immensely helped.


Date: 
December 12, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler has medical examiners in Oxford and also Viets is on leave at their house.


Date: 
December 13, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler has had from the Liverpool Tropical School a Mary Kinglsey medal which he will give Jacobs for his Baltimore Collection. It goes out to McCulloch. Asks him to thank the Secretary of the School for it. Love to the dear old man. Kind comments on Parkes Webber's 3rd edition of Aspects of Death in Art. Hampton Robb has been there. Draper is here today investigating the endemic encephalitis. Alonzo Taylor and Winter will come this weekend. Asks him to ask Storer if he has vol. 35 of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal.


Date: 
December 17, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Dock, George
Abstract: 

Osler acknowledges Dock's letter of the 26th when he got back from a War Office discussion about gas and gassing. Hopes Dock's son will be able to visit him before going back. The American Hospitals are rapidly closing. Will have 25 of the Denver Unit for lunch and 25 from Dartford Hospital. Kind comments on the American Hospitals. The Portsmouth one (from Albany) is a model. He has seen a lot of Norris and Gibbon of Philadelphia. News of his library. Project to print his circulation cards as a sort of example. Mentions the influenza outbreak. Glad that Dock saw Shipley and Walker. Mentions that there is no chance for him of getting over next year. Civilities. P.S. Sad about Jacobi.

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