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Letters dated 1922


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: 
May 29-30, 1922
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

Extracts from the first draft of "Bibliotheca Osleriana" introduction. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
June 12, 1922
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Cushing asks Lafleur for details of the meeting of the American Physicians Society in Baltimore, 1894, at which time Lafleur allegedly stayed at Osler's home. Lafleur responds at bottom of page.


Date: 
July 10, 1922
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Cushing asks Lafleur to clarify to whom Osler wrote the letters entitled "To my house physicians." Lafleur responds at bottom of page with the full names of the physicians with which Osler corresponded while in Europe.


Date: 
July 15, 1922
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Tyzzer, E.E.
Abstract: 

Cushing requests clarification on Theobald Smith's discovery regarding Texas Cattle Fever. Tyzzer's response is attached at bottom of page. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
July 20, 1922
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Smith, Laura E.
Abstract: 

Cushing requests information on the Medical Society of the County of New York for the year 1897. He wonders if the Society records would contain information on a dinner held in Osler's honour. Smith responds at bottom of page.


Date: 
July 29, 1922
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Malloch, Thomas Archibald
Abstract: 

Cushing believes that the list Malloch prepared of Osler's degrees is incomplete. Malloch responds at bottom of page and on verso with a list of degrees and diplomas awarded to Osler throughout his career. [See CUS417/8.5]


Date: 
July 29, 1922
From: 
Coy, George J.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Coy writes that Osler was Dean of the Medical School for only one year, 1898-1899. Osler was not present at the Commencement exercises of that year - Acting Dean Welch presented the candidates in his place. Coy has a bound volume of articles from English newspapers from the time of Osler's death that he believes will be of interest to Cushing.


Date: 
August 8, 1922
From: 
Toule, F.A. (?)
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Toule writes that Osler became a member of the Royal Society on June 9, 1898. Osler's name had been recommended for election by the Council of the Society on May 5, 1898.


Date: 
August 10, 1922
From: 
Brebner, James
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Brebner writes that the Honorary Degree of LL.D. was conferred upon Osler by the University of Toronto, in absentia, at the regular Commencement Exercises held on June 10, 1899. Other recipients of the Degree at this time include Dr. John Beattie Crozier, Dr. George M. Dawson, Mr. J.C. Glashan, G.M. Grant, and Sir John Murray. Osler also received the Honorary Degree of D.C.L. in 1902 from the University of Trinity College of Toronto.


Date: 
August 10, 1922
From: 
Kirkwood, A.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

The Degree of D.C.L. (honoris causa) from Trinity College was conferred on Osler on June 25, 1902.


Date: 
August 14, 1922
From: 
Young, A.H.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

The Degree of D.C.L. was conferred upon Osler on the occasion of the celebration of the Jubilee of the opening of Trinity College in June 1902. The Degree was also conferred upon Mr. E. Douglas Armour, J.P. Whitney, Richard Harcourt, Sir James Whitney, and many other men.


Date: 
August 18, 1922
From: 
Howell, William Henry
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Howell supplies Cushing information for entry CUS417/97.28. Howell believes the letter refers to special evenings he and Osler were planning for the medical students and members of the Faculty.


Date: 
August 18, 1922
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Bowditch, Vincent Y.
Abstract: 

Cushing requests information on Bowditch's visit to Baltimore in January of 1902. He asks specifically about the meeting at McCoy Hall on Tuberculosis, during which Osler allegedly confronted the Mayor of Baltimore. Bowditch responds at bottom of page.


Date: 
August 18, 1922
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Cushing requests information on the sequels of the famous meeting between Osler and the Mayor of Baltimore at McCoy Hall. Cushing also asks about the "Quaker Club," when it began, and whose idea it was. Jacobs responds at bottom of page.


Date: 
August 19, 1922
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Noyes, Marcia C.
Abstract: 

Cushing would like to know when Osler delivered an address on the subject of his visit to the Hunterian Library at Glasgow. Noyes responds at bottom of page.


Date: 
August 23, 1922
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Flexner, Simon
Abstract: 

Cushing asks Flexner for the names of the five men called together at the Arlington Hotel in Washington in 1901 to consider the question of the establishment of an institution to promote research in medicine. Cushing is surprised that Osler was not among them. Flexner responds at bottom of page: the original five were Welch, Prudden, Holt, Herter, and Briggs.


Date: 
August 24, 1922
From: 
Nicholson, J.A.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Nicholson writes that Osler was granted the degree of LL.D. by McGill University on April 30, 1895, in absentia, during the annual meeting of Convocation.


Date: 
August 27, 1922
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Smith, Laura E.
Abstract: 

Cushing requests information on Osler's address, "The Hospital as a College." Smith responds at bottom of page: the address was delivered at the Stated Meeting of the New York Academy of Medicine on December 4, 1902.


Date: 
August 28, 1922
From: 
Nissin, J.C.
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Nissin responds to Cushing request for information regarding a church. [See CUS417/80.52]


Date: 
August 28, 1922
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
Abstract: 

Cushing requests information on the date and place of Osler's address "On the Need of a Radical Reform in Our Method of Teaching Senior Students." Camac responds at bottom of page: the address was delivered at the Stated Meeting of the New York Academy of Medicine on December 4, 1902.


Date: 
February 17, 1921
From: 
Johnson, Rev. James Bovell
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Johnson has failed to retrieve any information from Dr. Pestin-King (of Bath) or from Dr. G.A. Litchfield, who was mathematical master under Badgley at Weston. He offers details of the school curriculum at Weston. He suggest that Cushing contact Campbell, who took to writing poems about the school.


Date: 
June 1, 1924
From: 
To: 
Abstract: 

"The Family of the Faerie Queene," by John Milton Berdan, Ph.D., Professor of English, Yale University. Reprinted from "The Johns Hopkins Alumni Magazine," Vol. XII, No. 4, June, 1924.