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Letters dated 1919


Date: 
April 15, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Perley, George H.
Abstract: 

Perley was invited to the Duncan Graham dinner.


Date: 
September 25, 1919
From: 
Osler's Secretary
To: 
Munro, Hector
Abstract: 

Osler's secretary forwards Munro a copy of Robert Cecil's letter to Osler. [See CUS417/51.21]


Date: 
November 8, 1917 & March 8, 1919
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Osler's notes on Macray's Annals. He writes of matters relating to the Bodleian Library at Oxford.


Date: 
May 18, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Amesse, John William
Abstract: 

(From the secretary's notebook). Osler is glad that Amesse is back at work. Love to Rogers. Mentions the many Americans taking special courses in Oxford.


Date: 
January 1, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Strong, Richard Pearson
Abstract: 

Osler acknowledges the receipt of pamphlets and manuscripts from Pasteur and Clemenceau. Comments on the latter. Best wishes for 1919. Civilities.


Date: 
January 3, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Blogg, M.W.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Blogg for her card. Asks if the plans for the Hurd Library have been printed. Mentions his work in his library and catalogue. Deplores that he does not have enough time for it. Civilities.


Date: 
January 3, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
McKenzie, Robert Tait
Abstract: 

Osler thanks McKenzie for what he sent. It will go in his Bibliotheca literaria. Asks him to write a list of doctors who have achieved some measure of success in Art. He knows Seymour Haden and Thomson, but would like to have doctors from France, Germany, Italy and in the USA. Positive comments on the President's visit in England.


Date: 
January 3, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler acknowledges Mackall's letter of the 19th. Will ask the Trustees to send Ferguson to him. Stirling will probably have a spare copy. Sorry he could not come over. Needs his advice. Thanks for the Servetus notes. Asks for precisions about them. Deplores that he is lacking time to work on his catalogue. News from W.W. Francis.


Date: 
January 3, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Strong, Richard Pearson
Abstract: 

Osler mentions which Pasteur items sent by Strong he prefers. Sorry to hear that Thayer has been badly treated, as he deserves the best. They are expecting Cushing any day. Civilities.


Date: 
January 5, 1919
From: 
Keynes, Geoffrey
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Keynes writes of a new fragment by Sir Thomas Browne, which he and Cosmas found in a Commonplace Book. Keynes asks for further information and resources on Browne from Osler's collection. Cosmas nearly died in the last battle, but is now recovering well.


Date: 
January 5, 1919
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Lady Osler urges Cushing to visit Oxford. Hugh Young is in England to operate on the ex U.S. Minister to Russia, Mr. Francis. Jean Wright has married Osler's nephew, Major Meredith.


Date: 
January 6, 1919
From: 
Osler, Grace Revere
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Lady Osler has a photograph of Revere's grave. Would like to visit it some day. Doubts that Osler would like to go. Mentions Jean Wright' wedding. Hurst was with Osler yesterday (possibly about the Fellowship of Medicine in London).


Date: 
January 6, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Olser regrets not being able to be at the meeting (Adami's address at the Royal Institute of Public Health in "The Policy of Ostrich"). He must attend to a quarterly Radcliffe Infirmary Court. Suggests three actions regarding the Venereal Diseases : 1. determine the incidence in the community by a special study 2. Education of the public on the importance of prophylaxis. 3. Arrange for the cheap and efficient method of distribution. States that this work could be done without in any way diminishing the intensity of the moral campaign. Will ask all the Editors of the London Dailies for a full report of the meeting.


Date: 
January 6, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Wyatt Johnston spent a few days with them. Good comments on the latter. Mentions the Johnston's plans. Asks him what they could do to get Johnston recalled. Asks for his help.


Date: 
January 8, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Jacobs for the Book Collectors book by Newton. Revere would have appreciated it. Details about his plan for Revere's book. They had a rushed Christmas. Hopes to have Cushing soon. Thayer will give Jacobs the late news of them. Hugh Young and Wyatt visited him. Civilities.


Date: 
January 8, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Osler states that he cannot take the Presidency of the Fellowship. He must finish the revision of his textbook, which seems hopeless as he has too many distractions that go on in the house.


Date: 
January 9, 1919
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Minutes from the January 9, 1919 meeting of the Fellowship of Medicine and Post-Graduate Association, during which time Osler served as President of the association.


Date: 
January 9, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Malloch for writing about Isaac's grave, and thanks him for the C. and the H. He mentions four early Pasteur pamphlets from Strong, and a letter from Malloch's father.


Date: 
January 9, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Malloch for writing about Isaac's grave, and thanks him for the C. and the H. He mentions four early Pasteur pamphlets from Strong, and a letter from Malloch's father.


Date: 
January 10, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Osler urges Cushing to plan a one month visit to Oxford. Hugh Cabot and E.C. Streeter have been among the steady stream of visitors to the Oslers' home. He writes of the Edward Revere Osler Library [The Tudor and Stuart Club] at Johns Hokins University. Includes additional notes by William Francis.


Date: 
January 10, 1919
From: 
Adami, John George
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Adami returns some reprints, a copy of the Report of the Committee of Sixteen at Montreal, and Harrison's "Management of Venereal Disease in the Civil Community". Report of the National Council meeting. Bassett Smith, Goodwin, Morant, Francis Lloyd, Mrs. Scharlieb and other important people were there. Barlow told him how the National Council had been blocked at every turn by Keogh, Bonar Law, and the Local Authorities. Adami suggested Barlow publish the information for the whole country. Barlow said that he would consult Sydenham, but was very mad at the meeting. Adami states his position in this matter. Thinks that Young and Snow were excellent. Mentions Worthin's figures. Adami thinks that they should get Klotz to discuss the matter.


Date: 
January 10, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shattuck, George Cheever
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry to have missed Shattuck last eve. Mentions that it was a nice gathering and that he wanted to see Hurst. Logistic details about Shattuck's arrival at the Oxford station.


Date: 
January 11, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Knopf, Sigmund Adolphus
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Knopf for his letter of sympathy. Good of him to have send the book. Kind comments on the Knopf's work on Tuberculosis during war.


Date: 
January 11, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Malloch and compliments him on his paper on pneumonia. Comparison of Malloch's results with his. Shattuck and some of the Harvard unit men came this eve. States that the Classical Association address is shaping but he fears the critical audience. Good comments on Lucian. Expects Cushing. News from Norman Gwyn and W.W. Francis. Mentions his involvement in the Venereal Disease matter. Mentions Adami's address and Hugh Young's A.E.F. experience.


Date: 
January 11, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
MacAlister, John Young Walker
Abstract: 

Offers a reception or a dinner for the Harvard Unit.


Date: 
January 11, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Greetings for the New Year. Mentions that these are strenuous days in which he gets very little time to himself. Mentions Hugh Young's visit. Asks him to send him back his set of photo showing Caseous Tuberculosis. Thanks for his gift.


Date: 
January 11, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Featherstone Lake
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Featherstone for his help in the transfer to the Johns Hopkins University of the bonds. Technical details about the Trust. Asks his advice about two points regarding his will.


Date: 
January 11, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler hopes Maude Abbott's trouble has been settled. Thinks that she should have full control of the Museum without interference. Wishes that they would get the Departments of Anatomy and Physics settled. Geddes is not likely to return. Asks him if he knows Todd of Cleveland. Good comments on the latter. Civilities. Continuation of the letter on the 12th: Acknowledges his letter and the body-snatching papers. Will have his letter bound and will go with Manuscripts in his library. It will be marked not to be published till after Shepherd's death. Comments on the account of the stealing of the body of Mayor of Trois-Rivieres.


Date: 
January 11, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Malloch for sending his paper. He believes the general mortality has been high even before the influenza outbreak. He has been very busy in town, and reports on his activiies.


Date: 
January 11, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Malloch for sending his paper. He believes the general mortality has been high even before the influenza outbreak. He has been very busy in town, and reports on his activiies.

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