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Letters sent to Mackall, Leonard L.


Date: 
June 20, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler offers precision on the source of one of his quotations. He thinks that he got it from Lowe's Life from a quotation from one of Kidd's books. He asks Mackall to let him know if he finds any good Lavater or Conrad Gessner things. Note on the quotation, which was: "mankind is always advancing; man always remains the same; science deals with mankind." Goethe. Osler, "Science and Immortality." London, 1906, p.15.


Date: 
August 5, 1907
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Mackall for sending him the first edition of the Lavater (Von der Physiognomits, Leipzig, 1772). He asks Mackall when he will be in England in October. He mentions his trip to Berlin to the Congress, the last week of September.


Date: 
November 16, 1908
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Mackall for the reference to Arthur Johnston. He asks Mackall to tell his bookseller to send the translation of the Restitutio. Has ordered a reprint for it for years at Rosenthal. Photograph of the Wien copy. Civilities.


Date: 
November 22, 1908
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler will look up for a book for Mackall. The Servetus books have not come yet. He approves the subject chosen for his thesis.


Date: 
November 1, 1908
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Mackall for the manuscript of Lavaterand and for the Goethe reference. Mention of his sabbatical on the continent. Took interest in Servetus lately. Asks him to send him reference on him. He has some of his original works. Looking for the reprint of the Restitutio Christianismi (1793). Invites him in Oxford. P.S. Thanks for the Arthur Johnston, M.D. Opera 1642.


Date: 
December 3, 1908
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Mackall. He has a copy of the de Trinitatis Erroribus MDXXXI, a counterfeit. He asks Mackall to send the Linde's M Servetus. He has not received the translation. Looked in vain for his Goethe reference in many libraries. Details on his itinerary in France and Italy. He is sorry that he will not see Mackall in England. He hopes to see him in Baltimore, in May. Civilities.


Date: 
December 23, 1908
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Mackall for the Post in which there is an excellent review. He asks him to have his bookseller to send Linde. He has received the translation. Has been going over the Servetus trial in the Faculty records. Comments on it. Mentions that Tollin reprinted his lectures on Astrology. W.W. Francis wrote him, he is seeing Edition VII of his text-book through the press. The German edition is just out. French, Spanish and Chinese are coming too. Sends him his Counsels and Ideals for New Year. Civilities.


Date: 
January 12, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler has received the Linde volume and he wants to pay for it. He likes it but comments that Dutch is hard to read. Mentions that he has picked up a few Servetus items. He is leaving tomorrow. Civilities.


Date: 
February 7, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler offers details of his itinerary in Italy. He enjoyed his stay in Paris. He asks Mackall when he goes to America. Mentions that he will be back in England about the 1st of July. Invites him to join him. Glad he liked The Alabama Student. A new edition has been edited. Thanks for the Servetus notes. He is sending to Rosenthal for the Biblia Latina. Mention of the Trin. Erroribus and the Syruporum universia ratio of Servetus. Scandalized by an advertisement of Hyde Park talker on medicine. Mentions that the sexual life of Germans has not been helped by these semi-medical publications and this contrasexual cult. Notes from Mackall concerning references on Servetus's books.


Date: 
March 3, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler advises Mackall to give his note to Bannister who can possibly help him to trace the descendants of Thomas Medwin (a friend of Byron and Shelley). Shiff, the librarian at Florence may help. Details of his itinerary to Florence. He had enjoyed Rome. He got a copy of 1476 Aristotle, "de animalium partibus" and other books relating to Medical History, De Renzi's Storia Documentata della Scuola Medica di Salerno, a dictionary of Gessner. Tribute to Gessner. Will show him a tribute on him in Oxford in August. Will be back from America July 1st. Civilities.


Date: 
April 2, 1909
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler bought the Gesner in Bologna. He will look up the Johnston (a poet) in Oxford. He will send the Gesner to the College of Physicians who do not have one. Osler offers Mackall information on the books purchased in Florence and Venice. Olschki of Florence has the finest collection of old books he had seen. Martelli of Bologna is very good. Hoepli of Milan is disappointing. Sail April 13th and will be back around July 1st.


Date: 
June 28, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler is glad to have the corrections and notes. He sends Mackall the Baltimore Address. Payne left him his copy of (Christianismi) Restitutio. He thinks he has a duplicate copy of Williams' Bibliography of the Religio. He is still looking for the quarto Dutch edition of the collected works. Osler recommends that Mrs. Roy, one of Mackall's friends, see Dr. James Mackenzie of Harley Street. News of William Francis. He is sorry not to have been with The American Surgeons.


Date: 
January 31, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler sends Mackall a letter of Mrs. Max Mueller which shows that she has no knowledge of something not mentioned. He will try to look up a reference on a journal other than the Lancet (whose oldest publication does not go as far back as 1815).


Date: 
February 8, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler sends Mackall his Servetus paper. A man called Guttman sent him a reprint entitled " M.S. in seinen Bezuhungen zum Judentum' but he has not the exact reference for it and would like to thank that man. He asks Mackall if he has seen the paper. Osler would like to know of any special Servetus literature.


Date: 
April 5, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Mackall for the pamphlets. He asks Mackall to let him know if he comes to England this summer. He mentions a copy of Gesner. He comments on his character and work.


Date: 
October 3, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler asks Mackall where he is, and hopes he has not come to England when he was in Canada. He just received Mackall's letter. Osler asks him to come on Friday, because he has to be in Cambridge the week before. Clipping attached: a letter to the Lancet from Osler "THE COST OF SANITATION IN THE TROPICS".


Date: 
October 12, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

There was a mistake about the date of the meeting of The International Committee. Osler does not have to go to Berlin. He had put Mackall's name for the Bibliographical (Society). The membership is full, but they have the privilege of electing a few extras.


Date: 
October 15, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler writes that it does not make much difference from which country he comes (membership of the Bibliographical Society). He is glad that Mackall is coming to the meeting on Monday. He mentions that he should be there unless a cold that he has contracted gets worse. Civilities.


Date: 
November 4, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry not to have seen Mackall but he has a heavy cold. The R.S. article has been fully answered. He comments positively on the prospectus on the Goethe book. He will give his memo on Robinson to the Press (Clarendon). He asks Mackall to let him know of medical items he sees, 16th century particularly. Osler thanks Mackal for the wants. He will come over in the Spring and see Jena and Weimar. He mentions that there are 910 books with Burton's signature at Christ Church and the Bodleian.


Date: 
November 23, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Mackall. He had the original Servetus Ptolemy. Osler writes details on how he will pay him. Civilities. Handwritten: They are doubtful at the (Clarendon) Press about a new edition of (Crabb) Robinson.


Date: 
December 6, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Mackall for the "De Anima" and the "Conring". The Melanchthon book is interesting. He announces that he has been elected to the Bibliographical Society. Payne left him a copy of the (1790) reprint of the (Christianismi) Restitutio. The (Clarendon) Press is not hopeful of finding anybody to do the Crabb Robinson, but will interview Prothero.


Date: 
February 29, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler has the 1677 edition [of an unidentified book]. He informs Mackall of the ones he is missing. He hopes Mackall is coming this summer. Good news of William Francis at the Sanatorium.


Date: 
September 21, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler will not come this autumn. He thanks Mackall for the reference to A.D. White's History. Had forgotten about the address (cf letter from Mackall, June 7) and has not a reprint of it. He asks Mackall if he has the second edition of his Aequanimitas. Will write to Pollard about the March meeting concerning Mackall's paper. Mentions that he saw in Edinburgh the third copy of the "Restitutio Christianismi." Mentions Cuthbertson's book on Servetus, which is a tragedy of the Reformation in Edinburgh. Thanks for the slips. Had a good holiday in Scotland. William Francis is well again and is taking work as editor of the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Civilities. Asks him to keep an eye for any good medical incunabula.


Date: 
July 11, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler comments on Cuthbertson's book. He is glad of the reference to Murr's Journal. He answers Mackall on the question of the Dutch edition of the Religio. He will send his duplicate copy of William's bibliography of the Religio. HE does not remember which address White was mentioning. Will refer to White's book. William Francis is at St. Agathe des Monts, P.Q. , and is doing well. Civilities.


Date: 
August 1, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Postcard. Osler sends Mackall the Browne Bibliography. He asks Mackall if he will be in Germany at the end of September and beginning of October as he may go there for a short visit.


Date: 
October 16, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry about the hitch with reference to his paper. Had a letter from Pollard explaining the matter. The Society plans to have only one paper at each session, an idea which Osler does not approve. Pollard also thinks that the subject would not have drawn out an audience. Sorry he could not come this autumn. He thinks he has secured the Pagel Library. Civilities.


Date: 
November 25, 1912
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler has the French 1668 "Religio". He received his copy of the Servetus Bible from the Bibliotheque Royale. He got it for a few pounds. He has the Ptolemy 1535. Asks Mackall to let him know of any good medical incunabula. Civilities.


Date: 
April 16, 1913
From: 
Wroth, Lawrence C.
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Wroth sends Mackall a typewritten copy of the article "Cardinal vs. Baronet" in the Morning Sun, April 19, 1913. If it is not what he wants, he could have a Photostat made of the whole issue. Civilities.


Date: 
May 31, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Osler invites Mackall to a big Librarians dinner to Carnegie. Civilities.


Date: 
June 13, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Mackall, Leonard L.
Abstract: 

Postcard. Osler answers Mackall that both editions (of Beringer) are in the Radcliffe 1726, 1767. Mentions that he missed the N.V. Hutten. Indicates him to asks G. from Phipps for copies of "The Life of Pasteur."

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