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Letters sent to Osler, Jennette


Date: 
From: 
Francis, Marian
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Fragment. Francis reports that Osler returned from his visit with the Molsons at Lake Memphremagog with a beard and whiskers, which he promptly removed upon his return to the Medical Faculty. Osler has now gone to Morrisbourgh to see a patient. She relates news of her children.


Date: 
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Cushing asks Jennette for information regarding an obituary Osler wrote some time after William Francis was born. Jennette responds at bottom of page. She explains that William Francis was called little Willie, Billy, Billiee, or Bill to distinguish him from William Osler. [See CUS417/77.20]


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler asks Jennette to look over and edit an obituary notice he wrote. He has an appointment with the Molsons and asks that Billiee [William Francis] be kept up. [See CUS417/77.19] Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Copy of original version of CUS417/77.20


Date: 
May 25, 1867
From: 
Cushing, Harvey
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Cushing asks Jennette Osler to identify "Mammy Muff, the wicked spider," mentioned in a letter dated May 25, 1867. Jennette replies that the letter referred to her sister, Mrs. Francis.


Date: 
May 25, 1867
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler writes of collecting specimens with Johnson and of the splendid cricket matches he has played over the term. Additional notes by Jennette Osler and William Francis.


Date: 
May 25, 1867
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Duplicate of CUS417/62.16.


Date: 
September 18, 1871
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Postcard written in German.


Date: 
September 18, 1871
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

English translation for CUS417/67.12. Osler reports on some church services he has attended, particularly a sermon delivered by Mr. Hodgson from Charlottetown, P.E.I.


Date: 
September 18, 1871
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Typescript version of CUS417/67.12. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
October 22, 1871(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler delivers news of Marian Francis and her children. He reports on his activities in Montreal, which includes learning Dutch. He mentions the Taylors, Robert Palmer, Bishop Selwyn, and the Elliots.


Date: 
November 24, 1872
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler extends his sympathy upon the death of Jennette's only brother, William Henry Osler. He has difficulty expressing emotion and knows not the feeling of losing someone dear. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
December 16, 1872
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler sends a running account of his doings over the week. He went to a Cattle Show and saw a performance of "Hamlet." He attended Church services at St. Mary Magdalene's Munster Square, where Mr. Stuart, a friend of Bovell's, was the rector. He mentions the Pellatts, Dr. Ringer, the Sheppards, the Proctors, and Dr. Bird. He keeps busy working at the Laboratory and the Hospital, and has been translating German medical texts.


Date: 
January 16, 1873
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry to hear that Percy is not well, but with Jennette and Marian to look after him, he will not remain ill for long. Osler reports on his Christmas spent in Norfolk. He visited the relic of Sir Thomas Browne at the Cathedral in Norwich. The news of Napoleon's death and burial have become a sensation. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
January 16, 1873
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Copy of original version of CUS417/69.1.


Date: 
January(?) 1873
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

"This is private and confidential." Extract. Osler remarks that McGill was foolish enough to offer him the Chair of Botany, a subject he knows little about. He refused the appointment, although he suspects that R.P. Howard expected him to accept. He will likely return to Montreal and take up private practice.


Date: 
March 22, 1874
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler is on his way to Paris, where he will meet with his friend Hutchinson. He has been reading Shakespeare, for some light reading. He writes of his observations of Vienna and of his travel companion, Stephen Mackenzie. Partly published in Cushing, vol. I, p. 115.


Date: 
March 22, 1874
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Copy of original version of CUS417/70.4.


Date: 
January 1875(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Typescript version of CUS417/71.40.


Date: 
November 1875
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler delivers a report of Marian Francis' health. He gave a lecture on entozoa at the Veterinary School and read a paper on fresh-water Polyzoa at the Natural History Society.


Date: 
ca.1875
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler reports on Marian Francis' failing health. He writes of the children. Incl. ms. notes. Published in Cushing, vol. I, pp. 139-40.


Date: 
January 23(?), 1878
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler reports on the meeting of the New York Pathological Society. He mentions Dr. Flint and Dr. Dalton in connection with the meeting. He went to see Edwin Booth play Hamlet. He is uncertain about going to Boston. He spent the afternoon with Professor Arnold, professor of Physiology at the College of Physicians. Incl. ms. notes by both Cushing and Julia Shepley.


Date: 
1881(?)
From: 
Osler, Marian
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Typescript version of CUS417/77.13.


Date: 
June 20, 1888
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Jennette
Abstract: 

Osler expresses his sadness over the death of Marian Francis's son, Grant.