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Letters sent to Ogden, Henry Vining


Date: 
November or December, 1879
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis invites Ogden for dinner. Osler will be present.


Date: 
November or December, 1879
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis invites Ogden for dinner. Osler will be present.


Date: 
December 1, 1880
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis returns Ogden's "New Republic," but will keep Shelley a little longer. She has not yet found the mouse trap and has offered a reward of five cents for it. She invites Ogden and Rogers for a tobogganing expedition.


Date: 
July 8, 1881
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis urges Ogden to visit her at Lake Memphremagog. She sends a copy of Osler's address. She mentions Drs. Buller and Ringer. Her children suffer from whooping cough and she has been looking after them herself.


Date: 
July 26, 1881
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis is angry with Ogden for being too proud to ask for a ticket before he left her and her family at Lake Memphremagog. She remarks that 1351 St. Catherine Street must seem peaceful after his hectic time with the Francis'. She mentions Mr. Cantlie and Dr. Buller.


Date: 
1881(?)
From: 
Howard, Robert Palmer
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Invitation to Sunday dinner.


Date: 
April 16, 1882
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis reports that Osler has just returned from Washington, Philadelphia and New York. While he disliked Washington, he loved Philadelphia. Ogden is sorely missed at McGill. She mentions Mr. Cantlie.


Date: 
May 15, 1882
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis wishes Ogden success in New York. The house at 1351 St. Catherine has been renovated, and Dr. Buller and Mr. Cantlie are there enjoying it alone. She relates news of her children. She and Osler attended Oscar Wilde's lecture. She mentions Drs. Rogers, Roddick, and A.C. Edwards.


Date: 
June 15 or 16, 1882
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis is sorry that Ogden did not get the appointment he wanted. She remarks that no one can take his place at McGill. Osler has a new student, Johnson, but he misses Ogden. She relates news of her children.


Date: 
June 15 or 16, 1882
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis is sorry that Ogden did not get the appointment he wanted. She remarks that no one can take his place at McGill. Osler has a new student, Johnson, but he misses Ogden. She relates news of her children.


Date: 
August 1, 1882
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis remarks on Ogden's success and informs him that Osler would like to publish his work on Parasites. Osler has been in Toronto at F. Robertson's wedding to Miss Spragge. She relates news of her family.


Date: 
October 25, 1882
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler was sorry that Ogden did not make it to the Festival [the McGill Semi Centennial?]. He sends letters of introduction to Drs. Dorland and Stark, both McGill men in Milwaukee, for Ogden. He encourages Ogden to move to Toronto and offers to give him good introductions there. He relates news of Marian Francis, Mr. Cantlie, Dr. Buller, and Dr. Rogers. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
December 3, 1882
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis congratulates Ogden on his appointment in Milwaukee. Everyone was disappointed that Ogden missed the McGill Semi Centennial. The David Morriss Presbyterian College was opened the previous week. She relates news of her family. Osler is not yet engaged, but is much sought after. Bruce Howard died of Diphtheria three weeks ago.


Date: 
December 20, 1882
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis wishes Ogden success in his new post. She reports that Dr. Imrie is to marry Miss Buntie, Dr. Lapthorne Smith is engaged, and Rev. Arthur French will marry Miss Gibb. The McGill students are making things "too hot" for Dr. Wright and Dr. Wesley Mill is getting badly snubbed.


Date: 
February 14, 1883
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis relates news of her children, and of Dr. Buller, Mr. Cantlie, and Dr. Rogers. Osler will go to Berlin in the spring to study. Osler has yet to find a student to replace Ogden.


Date: 
May 20, 1883
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis reports that her children have recovered from Diphtheria, although Grant had a very hard time of it. She urges him to read "Chronicles of Gill Coll" in the McGill Gazette [see CUS417/79.1]. She relates news of Dr. Buller and Mr. Cantlie. Osler will serve as best man at the wedding of Professor Morse and Miss Stirling.


Date: 
June 30, 1883
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler sends news of the progress and staff changes at McGill University. He mentions Drs. Stewart, A.A. Browne, Gardner, Penhallow, and Buller. Osler was made a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. He reports on the Francis family. He will send Dr. Dorland an invitation to the meeting of the Canadian Medical Association. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
July 13, 1883
From: 
Osler, Jennette
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Jennette reports on Marian Francis' poor health and children, who are staying with the Moslons at Lake Mephremagog. Osler is well and is heading to Bay Como to visit with the Shepherds. She mentions Mr. Cantl[ie].


Date: 
August 20, 1883
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis relates news of her children and reports that Osler has been too busy to take vacation. Dr. Buller is away in Manitoba and Dr. Roddick will leave for a six month absence. Mr. Cantlie continues to mourn Ogden's absence from Montreal. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
November 10, 1883
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis reports that Mr. C. Fleet will marry Miss Redpath. She delivers news of McGill and its progress. She mentions Jared Howard, Mr. Cantlie, Dr. Buller and Dr. Rogers. She relates news of her children. Osler will go to Europe for six months to study. A young doctor, McLure, was living with Osler at 80, Union Avenue, but suddenly gave up on his study of medicine.


Date: 
November 11, 1883
From: 
Osborne, Marian (May Francis, Mrs. H.C.)
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis reports that she often goes to the Convent, and Uncle Willie [Osler] jokes that she will become a nun. She relates news of her siblings. Osler is writing about the death of Dr. Trudel. Includes brief note from Osler to Ogden.


Date: 
December 23, 1883
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler reports that Dr. Buller is engaged to Miss Langton. He reports on his progress at McGill.


Date: 
December 27, 1883
From: 
Cantlie, G.
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Cantlie comments on Dr. Buller's recent engagement and on his bride to be. Marian Francis gave birth to another child. He describes Christmas dinner at the Howards'. Osler has returned home [to Dundas?] for Christmas. Cantlie wishes Osler would marry a wealthy woman. He relates news of friends and of Montreal.


Date: 
Spring 1883
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis has been nursing some of her children who suffer from Diphtheria. Osler cannot get away this year, as the Faculty is not willing to spare him. He hopes to move from 1351 St. Catherine to Union Street. She writes of Dr. Buller, Mr. Cantlie, Mr. Cameron, and of her children.


Date: 
December 1883
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis reports on developments at McGill: Osler attended a faculty meeting about Dr. Wright; Dr. Scott may retire; and Wesley Mills does not improve in popularity. She mentions Mr. Cantlie, Dr. Buller, and Dr. Rogers.


Date: 
January 17, 1884
From: 
Cantlie, G.
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Cantlie plans to relocate to Chicago, on the advice of the Hon. D.A. Smith. He hopes to get work through his cousin, Alex Geddes. He mentions Drs. Howard and Buller, and the Francis family.


Date: 
May 20, 1884
From: 
Buller, Frank
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Buller writes of his new home and his new bride. He is worried for Mr. Cantlie, who moved to Chicago. Buller has not heard from Osler since he went to Germany.


Date: 
June 8, 1884
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Francis reports on her move to Toronto and the ill health of some of her 11 children. She is happy that Ogden was able to see Mr. Cantlie, who she hopes will visit Toronto. She comments on Dr. Buller's new wife. Osler and Dr. Howard are enjoying Berlin.


Date: 
June 18, 1884
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Osler has been in Germany since April 6 and was in Berlin for ten weeks with Howard. He is now working in Cohnheim's Lab. He will go to London in July and leave for home in August. He asks for Mr. Cantlie's address and sends his regards to Dr. Dorland. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
May 4, 1881 - July 28, 1884
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Ogden, Henry Vining
Abstract: 

Extracts from four letters regarding Osler. Francis mentions Dr. Buller and William Francis' admiration for his uncle William. Incl. ms. notes regarding William Molson and T. Wesley Mills.

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