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Date: 
July 7, 1831
From: 
Osler, Featherstone Lake
To: 
Osler, Elizabeth
Abstract: 

Reflections on the life of a sailor. Featherstone offers to lend his sister money for a trip to Swansea. He expresses his admiration for religion, but confesses that he does not often have the opportunity to attend church services.


Date: 
May 11, 1832
From: 
Osler, Featherstone Lake
To: 
Osler, Edward Revere
Abstract: 

Featherstone Osler appeals to a friend [or his father?] for advice. Some years earlier he fell enamoured with a girl named Caroline, who refused him. Then, after a year at Falmouth, he found that all the women were already engaged. On his recent return to Swansea, he discovered that Caroline is now interested in marriage, but he is presently engaged to someone else. He will do as his father advises him.


Date: 
May 1832
From: 
Osler, Featherstone Lake
To: 
Osler, Edward Revere
Abstract: 

Featherstone Osler writes of Admiral Dundas. Featherstone had been very agitated by a recent incident at Swansea [involving an old love, Caroline]. He urges his father to travel to Falmouth. He reports on his sister's improved health.


Date: 
September 12, 1854
From: 
Osler, Featherstone Lake
To: 
Bishop of Toronto
Abstract: 

Featherstone Osler asks to be relocated to parish in an area where his children will have access to a good education, somewhere that would not require constant traveling. Two of his children have already received a good education, but there are six others that he cannot afford to send to school.


Date: 
October 6, 1870
From: 
Osler, Featherstone Lake
To: 
Osler, Elizabeth
Abstract: 

Featherstone reports that his son has gone to McGill, where the hospital advantages are better than at Toronto. He would like to give Osler every advantage, but worries about the cost of the school.


Date: 
October 6, 1870
From: 
Osler, Featherstone Lake
To: 
Osler, Elizabeth
Abstract: 

Typescript copy of letter on stationary of Norman B. Gwyn addressed to Harvey Cushing, dated February 3, 1921. Featherstone writes of the sudden death of Nellie's husband. Full length version of CUS417/66.14.


Date: 
January 23, 1920
From: 
Osler, Featherstone Lake
To: 
MacMurchy, Helen
Abstract: 

Featherston thanks MacMurchy for her letter of sympathy upon the death of his brother, William Osler.


Date: 
October 27, 1920
From: 
Osler, Featherstone Lake
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

F. Osler informs Cushing that his mother went to England in late 1840 or early 1841 and took him with her. The wish was for the coming child to be born in England. He writes of his father's character.


Date: 
May 1, 1921
From: 
Osler, Featherstone Lake
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Neither F. Osler nor his sister, Mrs. Gwyn, nor their cousin, Jennette Osler, had heard of the bear-in-the-raspberry-patch episode.


Date: 
August 8, 1921
From: 
Osler, Featherstone Lake
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Featherston Osler explains that William Osler brought their aunt, Miss Mary Anne Pickton, to Canada in 1884. Miss Pickton lived with Osler's parents on Wellesley Street in Toronto until her death in February 1886. William Osler and Miss Pickton were very close; she may have helped fund Osler's studies in Germany. He mentions his aunt Lizzie [Elizabeth Osler], his father's youngest sister.


Date: 
September 16, 1931
From: 
Osler, Featherstone Lake
To: 
Osler, Edward Revere
Abstract: 

Featherstone and his fellow sailors have received orders to sail to the Cape of Good Hope and then on to the Isle of France. He hopes his ship will continue on to India. He comments on the political situation in Brazil and on the cruelty of slavery.