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Letters sent to Libby, Walter


Date: 
November 30, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libby, Walter
Abstract: 

Osler was interested in Libby's letter in "Science", November 6th. Declares that he has been a long believer that the best way to interest young students is to teach them the evolution of the leading ideas in science. Mentions the experiment at the Bodleian with the History of Science room. The Singers are in charge, and they have six workers on various subjects. Glad that he refers to Dannemann, the best book on the subject. Advocates a teaching approach from the historical standpoint.


Date: 
October 30, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libby, Walter
Abstract: 

Osler hopes to send him shortly a few pages of introduction. Singer has the manuscript. He asks Libby to ask the publisher to send a copy of Sedgwich's outlines. Mentions that they are trying to have the Science room at Bodley extended, and hopes to have Singer appointed as Director of Studies. Glad to hear of his appointment as Professor of the History of Science, and also of Sarton's appointment. Offers his help to him or to his department.


Date: 
March 26, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libby, Walter
Abstract: 

Congratulations on his book (An Introduction to the History of Science). Glad that worries, cares and work prevented his writing of the introduction. Hopes to be able to send a good review to the Lancet or the British Medical Journal.


Date: 
April 12, 1918
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Libby, Walter
Abstract: 

Positive comments on a list of lectures. Osler asks if Saunders would take it as supplementing Garrison. Hopes Libby's book goes well. Glad he liked Singers volume. Mentions the present work of the Singers. He is struggling with his catalogue raisonne. Hard to have to find time to work.