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Letters sent to Osler, Grace Revere


Date: 
January 11, 1899
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler writes that she is beginning to feel the infirmities of old age. She relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
July 9, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Osler reports on his travels to England and on the events of the ship. Stewart, Roddick and Brock are also on board. He offers comforting words to his wife, reminding her that the five weeks they will be apart will pass quickly.


Date: 
July 22, 1898
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Osler writes that he and Lady Osler must both remain humble despite his appointment as Fellow of the Royal Society, his appointment as Dean of Clinical Medicine and his two honorary degrees (Edinburgh and Aberdeen) all in one year. He reports on his time in England.


Date: 
December 15, 1898
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler regrets that Grace and son cannot join Osler in Toronto for Christmas. She relates news of the family.


Date: 
January 8, 1899
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of family and friends, and compliments Grace on the development of her son, Revere.


Date: 
January 31, 1899
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler sends regards to her grandson, Revere, and relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
March 6, 1899
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler thanks Grace for taking care of Nellie in Baltimore. She sends her special regards to Revere and reports on the health of Herbert Gwyn, and the rest of the family.


Date: 
March 10, 1899
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler writes of Herbert Gwyn's travels to the Adirondack Sanitarium to recuperate from Tuberculosis. She relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
March 31, 1899
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler writes to thank Revere for sending her an Easter egg. She relates news of family and friends, and looks forward to Grace's Easter visit to Toronto.


Date: 
May 26, 1899
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler bids Grace and Revere farewell for the summer and wishes them a pleasant, relaxing holiday. She relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
February 26, 1900
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler reports that Nellie will soon have to write for her, for her sight is failing fast. She asks after Revere and his pet alligator. She is sad that Norman relocated from the Osler's in Baltimore to Philadelphia, but she is certain he will succeed. She relates news of family and friends.


Date: 
May 9, 1913
From: 
Camac, Charles Nicoll Bancker
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Camac mentions his work with Osler for the book "Counsel and Ideals." Sends Lady Osler a draft for 100 $, fruit of their work. Comments on Osler's activities during his stay. His wife was cheered by his visits to her. Comments about her. Invites them with Revere to Murray Bay.


Date: 
October 25, 1915
From: 
Taylor, A.
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Taylor thanks Lady Osler for the package of warm clothes and tobacco he received from her. He reports on life at the front and the activities of his Unit. They have turned a barn into a Library, which holds the most recent periodicals and newspapers. [For more details on Taylor, see CUS417/55.63]


Date: 
March 4, 1916
From: 
Taylor, A.
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Taylor thanks Lady Osler for the parcel she sent. He reports on his activities and his living conditions during the war. Mr. Enoch has joined his battalion. [For more information on Taylor, see CUS417/56.11]


Date: 
July 11, 1916
From: 
Osborne, Marian (May Francis, Mrs. H.C.)
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Marian Osbourne gives details on her trip back. Tells her how she enjoyed her weekend with her. Deplores that she has inherited from some miserable Anglo-Saxon ancestor the unfortunate quality of being too shy to express my appreciation face to face. Enthusiastic tribute of Grace's qualities.


Date: 
October 29, 1916
From: 
Osler, Edward Revere
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Revere writes of a trip to the dump and describes the desolation he witnessed at the front. He writes that the death and destruction caused by the war inspires the novice at war, like himself, with more that mere horror; it inspires complete depression.


Date: 
December 1, 1916
From: 
Osler, Edward Revere
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Revere reports on his observations and experiences at the front and on the activities of his battery.


Date: 
December 26, 1916
From: 
Osler, Edward Revere
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Revere describes how he and his battery celebrated Christmas on the battlefield. He thanks his mother for all the provisions she has sent to him and his fellow soldiers. He reports that his senior officer was recently killed in action, but they managed to find a parson and have a decent burial for him.


Date: 
January 10, 1917
From: 
Osler, Edward Revere
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Revere and the other men in his battery have enjoyed the mince pies Grace had sent to the trenches. He describes the two days he spent away from his battery with the infantry men.


Date: 
September 21, 1918
From: 
Adami, John George
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Adami announces that he has found that Bell had already approved the transfer of W.W. Francis to Oxford. It now all depends upon the War Office.


Date: 
June 21, 1919
From: 
Shattuck, Frederick Cheever
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Shattuck asks Lady Osler's approbation to issue a notice in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, July 10th 1919, to underline Osler's birthday. States that what he has written is no flattery but the naked truth. Explains why he had declined the offer to contribute to the Memorial Volume. Mentions that his son George received the hon. degree of A.M.


Date: 
February 2, 1920
From: 
Cowley, A.E.
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

A letter of sympathy on behalf of the Curators of the Bodleian Library and Oxford University upon the death of William Osler. Cowley praises Osler for his dedication to the Library and dubs him "the best loved man in Oxford."


Date: 
March 18, 1920
From: 
Bond, Nigel
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Bond sends Lady Osler a transcript copy of a resolution passed at the last meeting of the Trustees of the Oxford University Endowment Fund honouring Osler upon his death. Osler was one of the original resident Trustees of the Fund.


Date: 
April 29, 1920
From: 
Kipling, Rudyard
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Kipling is glad to know that Grace found Revere's grave properly tended to. He comments on the need to honour and remember those who die in war.


Date: 
July 25, 1920
From: 
Stamfordham, Constance
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Stamfordham has one letter from Osler telling of her brother's death in the Smallpox Hospital in Montreal on October 25, 1875. The letter brought much solace to her grieving family. She met Osler 30 years later at the Teignmouths. Additional notes by William Francis. [See CUS417/71.37]


Date: 
August 28, 1921
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Cushing asks Mrs. Osler to provide details of her first summer abroad with Osler. Mrs. Osler's response is attached.


Date: 
April 26, 1925
From: 
Allen, P.S.
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Allen thanks Lady Osler for sending him a copy of Cushing's "Life of Sir William Osler." Osler's life has been an inspiration to him.


Date: 
May 11, 1925
From: 
Turrell, William
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Turrell thanks Lady Osler for sending him a copy of "Life of Sir William Osler." He feels that the most striking example of Osler's work is the greatly enhanced standard of Medicine in Oxford. He writes of Izaak Walton Jr. Includes partial letter from Arnold Muirhead.


Date: 
June 4, 1925
From: 
Carling, Esther
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Carling compliments Cushing's "Life of Sir William Osler" and comments on Osler's "radiant" personality.


Date: 
July 8, 1925
From: 
Feil, Harold
To: 
Osler, Grace Revere
Abstract: 

Feil praises Cushing's "Life of Sir William Osler." He regrets that he never knew Osler. Feil attended Osler's funeral in 1919 with Dr. E.J. Wood.