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Letters dated 1921


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: 
January 1, 1921
From: 
Shuffrey, J. Allen
To: 
Paintin, Harry
Abstract: 

Shuffrey has kept his drawing of Ewelme and would like Cushing to have it for his biography on Osler. He demands a small copyright fee and asks that his name appear on the reproduction.


Date: 
January 4, 1921
From: 
Jarvis, Rev. Canon
To: 
Johnson, Arthur Jukes
Abstract: 

Jarvis offers information regarding the Weston School that he hopes will be of service to Cushing for his biography of Osler. It was Johnson's father, W.A. Johnson, that started Osler on his scientific career. Osler was not an exceptionally brilliant scholar as a boy, but had great powers of concentration and determination. Osler broke the record for throwing a cricket ball. In 1867, Osler matriculated at Trinity and intended to enter the Church. After a violent fight with the Provost, he decided to take up medicine.


Date: 
January 7, 1921
From: 
Wright, Adam H.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Wright draws Cushing's attention to Osler's "The Master Word in Medicine," delivered at the opening exercises of the University of Toronto in October 1903, published in Canadian Practitioner and Review of November 1903. He writes of James Henry Richardson, a teacher of Osler's in Toronto. Osler had a close relationship with and lasting influence on Wright's children; he encloses a note from one of them [see CUS417/75.4]. Wright recalls his relationship with Osler, which began in 1879 or 1880 when Wright substituted for Dr. Barrett, Professor of Physiology, at McGill.


Date: 
January 14, 1921
From: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Schafer encloses a photograph of the beech tree signed by Osler in July 1890 at Little Gillions, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire. Incl. ms. notes on envelope.


Date: 
January 14, 1921
From: 
Jarvis, Rev. Canon
To: 
Johnson, Arthur Jukes
Abstract: 

Copy of original version of CUS417/61.32. Includes original envelope with postage. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
January 26, 1921
From: 
Paintin, Harry
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Paintin sends Cushing, J. Allen Shuffrey's drawing of Ewelme, but he has not been able to secure Mr. Howard's photographs. He writes of the visit of the Oxford Architectural and Historical Society to Ewelme on October 18, 1909. During the visit, Osler, the Master of the Hospital, treated the party to tea on the Rectory Lawn and spoke of the "gentle Duchess" of Suffolk, Alice Chaucer. Paintin writes of a humorous incident involving George Randell Higgins and Osler.


Date: 
January 1, 1921
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Notes written by Osler, forwarded by Grace Revere Osler to Cushing. Includes detailed notes on Osler's scheme for a "College of the Book."


Date: 
February 11, 1921
From: 
Abbott, Maude E.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Abbott sends Cushing a communication given to her by Dr. Alfred Bolles [see CUS417/80.42]. She and Dr. Garrison agreed that they could not publish it in the Bulletin for the way it reflects on Dr. Pepper.


Date: 
February 13, 1921
From: 
Gwyn, Norman B.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Gwyn writes concerning some Weston School circular-calendars and the Trinity University Chancellor's Prize, which was awarded to Osler in 1866.


Date: 
February 23, 1921
From: 
Shuffrey, J. Allen
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Shuffrey has received Cushing's cheque for his drawing of Ewelme. He has several more drawings of Oxford and would be happy to sell them to Cushing should he need them.


Date: 
February 25, 1921
From: 
Landis, H.R.M.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

On Maude Abbott's request, Landis will compile a list of Osler's activities in Pathology while in Philadelphia. He advises Cushing to consult Medical News, December 13, 1884, p. 673 for material on Egerton Y. Davis [Osler's pseudonym].


Date: 
February 25, 1921
From: 
Gwyn, Norman B.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Typescript copy of article from "The Leader," May 30, 1866, listing the winners of several sport competitions in which Osler competed and often won.


Date: 
February 27, 1921
From: 
Madan, Falconer
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Madan discusses Osler's scheme for a "College of the Book." He suspects that Osler never pursued this scheme because it would have competed with the new school of Librarianship at the University of London. He suggests that Cushing consult "The Library," by John MacAlister.


Date: 
March 7, 1921
From: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Malloch sent the typewritten list of additions to Miss Blogg's bibliography. He does not know more of the story of Osler chopping Mrs. Gwyn's finger. Osler had mentioned the bear-in-the-raspberry-patch incident to him. He suggests that Cushing consult Mrs. Gwyn concerning these two stories. Lady Osler had told Malloch's father the story of Osler's record breaking cricket ball toss.


Date: 
March 11, 1921
From: 
Neligan, A.R.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Neligan regrets that he did not keep any of the letters he received from Osler. He explains that plans to repair the Tomb of Avicenna at Hamadan were spoiled by the war, but he is currently raising money to renew the project.


Date: 
March 19, 1921
From: 
Martin, E.S.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Martin sends Cushing a letter he found from Osler to C.F. Martin in his copy of "Science and Immortality." [See CUS417/101.42]


Date: 
March 21, 1921
From: 
Landis, H.R.M.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Landis reports on his progress with a list of Osler's activities in Pathology while in Philadelphia. He reveals that Osler's satirical letter published in Medical News in 1884 under the name Egerton Y. Davis was taken seriously by other members of the profession.


Date: 
March 21, 1921
From: 
Osler, Edmund Boyd
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Edmund and his brother, William Osler, left for Europe early in August 1872. They landed in the North of Ireland, then moved on to London and Scotland. Additional notes by Cushing remarking that Edmund is wrong about the information in this letter.


Date: 
March 22, 1921
From: 
Wright, Ramsay
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Wright provides an account of his European journey with Osler in 1890. He has sent along Osler's notebook with Lady Osler's permission and advises him to pay special attention to Osler's notes on the Paris Lectures.


Date: 
March 23, 1921
From: 
McCrae, Thomas
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

McCrae remarks that Osler often used the title M.R.C.P. (Member of the Royal College of Physicians), as he did on a paper entitled, "Notes of Intestinal Diverticula," in the Annals of Anatomy and Surgery, 1881, IV, #5, November. Osler and Allbutt were elected Fellows to the College in 1883. Allbutt delivered the Gulstonian [sic] Lecture in 1884. McCrae will send an account of a dinner for MacAlister in which much is said of the formation of the Royal Society.


Date: 
March 27, 1921
From: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Malloch has been visiting with Lady Osler and her siblings. He draws Cushing's attention to an account given in the Canada Medical & Surgical Journal, September 5-6, 1883, vol. xii, pp. 124-5 regarding the Canadian Medical Association meeting at Kingston. Osler, who served as Secretary at the meeting, was outraged by a lecture given by Dr. Dupuis on Medical Ethics. He provides further details of Osler's life for Cushing's biography of Osler.


Date: 
April 11, 1921
From: 
Baker, Ernest A.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Baker never knew of Osler's scheme for a "College of the Book." Osler was a great friend of John MacAlister, who took an active part in the foundation of the School of Librarianship, and it is very possible that the two men had often talked over the matter. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
April 14, 1921
From: 
Shepherd, Francis John
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Shepherd writes of a consultation with Dr. Gordon. He has just remembered that Osler did not resign from McGill when he left for Philadelphia in 1884; he took six months leave instead.


Date: 
April 20, 1921
From: 
McCrae, Thomas
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

McCrae was told by the College of Physicians in London that Osler became a Licentiate of the College in 1873. He then took the College examination and was given membership in 1878.


Date: 
May 1, 1921
From: 
Osler, Featherstone Lake
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Neither F. Osler nor his sister, Mrs. Gwyn, nor their cousin, Jennette Osler, had heard of the bear-in-the-raspberry-patch episode.


Date: 
May 1, 1921
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"The Murder Trial," extract from Miss Barwick's letter of May, 1921.


Date: 
May 1, 1921
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

The Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumnae Magazine. Cushing has marked page 63, an essay by Henry M. Hurd on "The Early Days of the Training School for Nurses at the Johns Hopkins Hospital."


Date: 
June 1, 1921(?)
From: 
Dodd, J.A.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Dodd will be glad to send Cushing a copy of his paper on Ewelme. [See CUS417/11.9]

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