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Letters sent to Osler, William


Date: 
July 22 (?)
From: 
Gotch, Rosamund B.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Gotch will send Osler a copy of "Pseudodoxia Epidemica" by Sir Thomas Browne. Additional notes by Osler.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, Edward Revere
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Revere discusses rare books. He asks for Osler's opinion on which books to purchase.


Date: 
September 12, ?
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of family and friends. Additional notes by William Francis.


Date: 
February 29, ?
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of family and friends. Additional note by William Francis. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
From: 
Jacobi, Abraham
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Jacobi writes of the loss of his house and several valuable books. He believes that the Lenox [sic] Hill Hospital will soon be swallowed up by Columbia University.


Date: 
December 4, ?
From: 
Trudeau, Edward Livingston
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Trudeau compliments Osler on his recent article in the American [possibly referring to article on Progress of Medicine]. Additional notes by Malloch.


Date: 
February 15, ?
From: 
Smith, Evelyn Heaton
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Smith responds to Osler's inquiry into the Wren drawings. Letter found in "Micrographia, " by R. Hooke.


Date: 
From: 
Racster, Olga
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Racster has acquired the post-mortem report of Dr. Barry. She provides a brief biographical sketch of Barry, who was likely the first female doctor in history. Racster urges Osler to consider writing down the stories he heard from Dr. Campbell concerning Barry.


Date: 
From: 
Kennedy, A.R.S.
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Kennedy writes of the life and work of Jean Astruc.


Date: 
From: 
Wenckebach, Karl Friedrich
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Extract from Karl Friedrich Wenckebach's letter to Osler concerning famine in post-war Europe (in Cushing's handwriting?).


Date: 
April 6, 1886
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of the family.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Mary Osler (Nellie) reports on the health of Marian Francis's son, Grant.


Date: 
From: 
Page, Walter Hines
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

(Telegram). Page accepts Osler's invitation.


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

Ellen Osler would have written to Osler sooner about his accident but did not receive his letter immediately. She is thinking about coming to Toronto, and may come to Weston to see Osler and bring him some socks. She reports that Charlottie is better but still not strong, and that the rest of the family is doing well.


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

Ellen Osler would have written to Osler sooner about his accident but did not receive his letter immediately. She is thinking about coming to Toronto, and may come to Weston to see Osler and bring him some socks. She reports that Charlottie is better but still not strong, and that the rest of the family is doing well.


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

Ellen Osler worries about Osler's accident but believes he was in the best of hands for treatment and nursing. She mentions that Gertie's wedding went well. She gives news of the house and family: Amy and Trevor are staying with them for a few weeks, Chattie has a cold, and the Whately children will return to them tomorrow.


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

Ellen Osler worries about Osler's accident but believes he was in the best of hands for treatment and nursing. She mentions that Gertie's wedding went well. She gives news of the house and family: Amy and Trevor are staying with them for a few weeks, Chattie has a cold, and the Whately children will return to them tomorrow.


Date: 
October 1865
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler prepares a package for her son, but could not find 'Horace' in the study. The Fletchers have been to visit. She relates news of family and friends. She sends her regards to the Checkley's. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
February 7, 1905
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

The Oslers' Dundas home has been full of visitors. Ellen Osler writes of D.M. McKenzie's wedding, and G. Farmer's marriage to Alice Milne. She sends her regards to the Checkley's. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
March 2, 1866
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler gives her son permission to take music for the first quarter as a trial. She writes of two concerts, one at Ancaster, the other at Flambro, to raise money for the New Chancel and an organ. She relates news of Dundas, and of family and friends.


Date: 
March 30, 1866
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of family and friends. Osler will go to Lloydtown on holiday, instead of returning home to Dundas.


Date: 
April 19, 1866
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler comments on the charge of misconduct and assault that was brought against a number of boys from the Trinity College Grammar School at Weston, including Osler.


Date: 
April 19, 1866
From: 
Osler, Ellen
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Copy of a segment of P111.6. Note explaining the "unfortunate affair": the Weston incident involved the boys living in the town boardinghouse smoking out the very objectionable proprietress. They were summoned and appeared before a magistrate and were fined.


Date: 
April 19, 1866
From: 
Osler, Ellen
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Copy of a segment of P111.6. Note explaining the "unfortunate affair": the Weston incident involved the boys living in the town boardinghouse smoking out the very objectionable proprietress. They were summoned and appeared before a magistrate and were fined.


Date: 
April 19, 1866
From: 
Osler, Ellen
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler heard from Hennie that Olser had been with her on his way to Lloyd-town. She comments on the unfortunate affair of the boys all being brought into public notice in a disreputable manner as the result of a prank at school. She reports that they have started gardening in the warm weather, and wishes to know about all the things Osler gets at Walkers.


Date: 
April 19, 1866
From: 
Osler, Ellen
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler heard from Hennie that Olser had been with her on his way to Lloyd-town. She comments on the unfortunate affair of the boys all being brought into public notice in a disreputable manner as the result of a prank at school. She reports that they have started gardening in the warm weather, and wishes to know about all the things Osler gets at Walkers.


Date: 
May 10, 1866
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler thought the likeness of Osler was very good and would like to send one to Aunt Charlotte in England. B.B. has purchased the Holts house and will soon move in. Frank has run into debt and has left to go back to sea.


Date: 
May 17, 1866
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen and Featherstone Osler arrived in Toronto on the Hamilton Boat. She makes arrangements to meet with her son while in Toronto.


Date: 
May 30, 1866
From: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler relates news of family and friends. Osler's father will write the school about him staying on another year. Osler's mother advises him to think carefully about his decision to enter the Church. She sends him a "volume of good advice" and encourages him to read the "Book of Proverbs." She was proud to see "Osler 1st" so many times in the paper [refers to an athletic competition].


Date: 
May 30, 1866
From: 
Osler, Ellen
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Ellen Osler apologizes for not having written Osler in a while, and explains that there has been much work to do around the house. She gives news of the family, and is pleased to hear of Osler's interest in joining the Church. She gives Osler advice regarding the Church and religion in general.

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