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Letters sent to Brewster, Mabel


Date: 
April 24, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
Abstract: 

Mabel Brewster's letter made Osler homesick. Hopes to visit her next year. Mentions the many visitors they have. Tribute to Grace who had managed well, considering the food condition. Susan Chapin is going back to America. She will bring her three of Osler's special books. When Sylvia will be old she will deposit the books in Revere's library. They are a Shelly, In Memoriam and Shakespeare's sonnets. They are looking forward to a busy term. Mentions his 70th anniversary to come. He is struggling with an address for the Classical Association. Nervous about it. His subject is 'The old Humanism and the New Science'. Delighted to have been elected member of The Club. The peace congress is a bit worrying. Thinks that Wilson will do well. Love to Edward S. Martin. Civilities.


Date: 
May 19, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
Abstract: 

Osler did not send the books by Susan Chapin as she had too many things. Strenuous days as they are trying to see as much as possible of the many Americans who are there. Confides that the fine days bring sadness because they think of Revere. Mentions his address for the Classical Association. Civilities.


Date: 
October 29, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
Abstract: 

Describes illness, recounts his nightmare. When published she will have "A Day-Book of London".


Date: 
November 7, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
Abstract: 

Cheerful note about his illness, recommends reading material, Lucas' edition of "Lamb", "Adventures of Ulysses".


Date: 
November 21, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
Abstract: 

Reports on illness, has just finished Samuel Butler biography. Regards to family.


Date: 
November 25, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
Abstract: 

Reports on illness. W.W. Francis adds note on date of letter.

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