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Letters sent to Lowell, A. Lawrence


Date: 
April 3, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lowell, A. Lawrence
Abstract: 

Osler asks Lowell if Harvard University would offer to staff a British war hospital for 1040 beds for work either in France or in England. Details about it. Mentions the Article XI of the Geneva Convention. Understands how difficult the position is in America. The Faculty might feel that it was not quite a friendly act on the part of a neutral. But, the medical work is strictly humanitarian. Asks him to talk the matter over privately.


Date: 
September 17, 1915
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lowell, A. Lawrence
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that he is back from France where he visited the Harvard Unit. Gives his impressions of it. Good comments on the Commandant, Alan Perry and on the staff, on the X ray work, on the Dental men and on the nurses. Hopes arrangements have been made to continue the work. P.S. He has no objection if he sent this to the Transcript.


Date: 
October 21, 1915
From: 
Director General Army Medical Service
To: 
Lowell, A. Lawrence
Abstract: 

Refers to his cable of the 13th. Details on the staff they would need and financial details. Asks Lowell to cable date of sailing and the name of the vessel, the port and the date of arrival in England.


Date: 
March 31, 1916
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lowell, A. Lawrence
Abstract: 

Osler asks Lowell to pass on a Greek manuscript he is sending to his Librarian. It is a 1200 manuscript of St. Chrysostom which came from Naples to the Bodleian. It has been looked over by Brightman. Details about it. Some friends of the Library or of the Theological School might like to purchase it. Heard from Sir John Rose Bradford that the Harvard Unit is doing A.1 work.