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Index of items sent by Osler, William


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Williams, John Whitridge
Abstract: 

Osler writes of Davidson and Penfield. He asks if either Williams or the Johns Hopkins Medical Library have Reynald's "Birth of Mankind," 1545.


Date: 
April 18, 1904
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Flick, Lawrence F.
Abstract: 

Arrangements for the upcoming meeting of the Unites States Society for the Study of Tuberculosis.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Rhodes, James Ford
Abstract: 

Arrangements for Osler's upcoming trip to Boston. He thanks Rhodes for his kind invitation, but regrets that his time in Boston will be short and busy.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler writes of medical cases.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Coy, George J.
Abstract: 

Osler discusses the applications of Mr. Marshall, Mr. Rice, Mr. Fayweather, and Miss Morse to the Johns Hopkins Medical School.


Date: 
August 14, ?
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Coy, George J.
Abstract: 

Osler will only admit 4 or 5 special men into his Department at the Johns Hopkins.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler writes of Gwendolyn's improving health. Additional note by William Francis.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Yarrow, H.C.
Abstract: 

Arrangements for a kidney operation to be performed either by Kelly or Stavely. [See CUS417/34.15]


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Yarrow, H.C.
Abstract: 

Osler writes of a medical case.


Date: 
April 22, ?
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bixby, William Keeney
Abstract: 

Osler would like a copy of Bixby's recently published itinerary of Doctor Hamilton.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler writes of medical cases and diseases.


Date: 
March 5, ?
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shastid, Thomas Hall
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Shastid on his Helmholtz translation. Additional notes by William Francis.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gilman, Daniel Coit
Abstract: 

Invitation to meet members of the Physiological Society.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gilman, Daniel Coit
Abstract: 

Osler would like to organize a dinner for Remsen. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gilman, Daniel Coit
Abstract: 

Osler hopes the Journal will go through and offers to double his subscription.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gilman, Daniel Coit
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Gilman for sending Thayer's official notification.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gilman, Daniel Coit
Abstract: 

Osler writes of business matters.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gilman, Daniel Coit
Abstract: 

Osler invites Gilman to meet Harrison and Mitchell.


Date: 
November 4, ?
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gunn, A.R.
Abstract: 

Osler offers to introduce Gunn to his ophthalmic friends.


Date: 
November 20, ?
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Gunn, A.R.
Abstract: 

Osler offers to introduce Gunn to Keith. He urges Gunn to stick closely to his eye work.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Charlton, Margaret E.
Abstract: 

Arrangements for a meeting at the McGill Library.


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

Osler will not be able to attend Page's lecture. He comments favourably on Wilson's speech.


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

Osler declines an invitation.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler writes of the New York and Oxford Historical Societies. He has finished his incunabula list to 1480 and will soon send a copy.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Garrison, Fielding Hudson
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Garrison for sending Vol. IX and X, 2nd series of the Index Catalogue. He sends his regards to Dr. Fletcher.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Fisher, Charles Perry
Abstract: 

Osler writes about a 1493 Mesue, a first edition by Aristotle.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Warren, T. Herbert
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Warren on the Perrins Gift.


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

Osler thanks Jacobi for his book, "Therapeutics of Infancy and Childhood." Arrangements for the Hun testimonial. Incl. ms. notes.


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

Osler thanks Jacobi for his recent visit and lecture in Baltimore.


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

Osler writes of visiting old bookshops and of the Inglestadt edition of Vesal.


Date: 
May 18, ?
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Sternberg, George Miller
Abstract: 

Osler declines an invitation.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cullen, Thomas Stephen
Abstract: 

Osler hopes Cullen will have a section on "The Omphalites." He comments on the war.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cullen, Thomas Stephen
Abstract: 

Osler has a previous engagement that will keep from the meeting at the Hospital. He sends his regrets to President Hadley.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Cullen, Thomas Stephen
Abstract: 

Invitation to join Osler and Camac for dinner. Osler is glad to vote for Cullen as Associate in Gynecology.


Date: 
September 6, ?
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Billings, John S.
Abstract: 

Osler asks for Billings opinion on the Pneumonia Statistics from the most recent census.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Billings, John S.
Abstract: 

Osler writes that Billings's manuscript arrived safely.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Hurd, Henry Mills
Abstract: 

Arrangements for a meeting with Archer.


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

Osler accepts an invitation to a meeting.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
White, James William
Abstract: 

Osler writes of a medical case.


Date: 
December 29, ?
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler discusses a patient named Cassells, who suffers from a bowel tumour.


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: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thayer, William Sydney
Abstract: 

Osler would like to send Thayer on a holiday from the Hospital to get some much deserved rest.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abstract: 

"Replies of Dr. Wm. Osler to 'Pithotomy" Invitations." A series of humorous replies to invitations penned by Osler.


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

Osler advises an unidentified student about the married life of a doctor and other affairs of the heart.


Date: 
February 20, 1897
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler compliments Adami on his paper on perirenal lipomata, published in the Montreal Medical Journal, and asks that he send a reprint of it to Kelly.


Date: 
March 14, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Musser, John H.
Abstract: 

Osler declines an invitation as he already has lunch and a meeting with Committee members.


Date: 
March 14, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Andras, Gwendolyn Francis
Abstract: 

Osler will sail to England in June and hopes to meet up with Gwen. He writes of his brother B.B.'s failing health. He sends along some money, wishes her children well, hoping that Revere will get to see them again this coming summer.


Date: 
June 16, 1902
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Lafleur, Henri Amédée
Abstract: 

Osler writes of a case of Syphilis of the stomach. Osler plans to travel to Montreal in June and vacation with his family in Murray Bay over the summer.


Date: 
December 1, 1910
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Jacobs, Henry Barton
Abstract: 

Osler mentions that they had had many visitors. He had been lecturing at Newcastle and at Cambridge.He mentions the new reforms which are under discussion. He sent a notice about the vote on the Greek question to the New York Nation. Will send him a reprint copy of "Man's Redemption of Man's" sermonette. Phillips has put it in his December number. Osler sends Jacobs a book by Weber on "Aspects of Death in Art". He will also send a copy to the Library. Civilities.


Date: 
June 21, 1911
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Parfitt, Charles Daniel
Abstract: 

Osler is delighted with the picture of the baby and the mother. The little girl will be a great joy for them. He is glad to hear that Parfitt is full of work. Mention of his baronetcy. Civilities.


Date: 
May 15, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Boggs, Thomas R.
Abstract: 

Osler congratulates Boggs on his election to the A.A.P. Tells him to write to the Secretary of the Section saying that Osler urges Boggs to present his experiment with another fellow not identified. Asks him to let them know when he arrives.


Date: 
February 22, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shepherd, Francis John
Abstract: 

Osler hopes Shepherd is better. He had written to Lafleur regarding the re-organization of the medical clinics at the M.G.H. Blackader's resignation affords an opportunity. States that he should be inspired by the situation in Toronto where the University will have the control of the clinics of the new hospital. They should do the same in McGill with the M.G.H. Asks him if it would be possible to get MacDonald's financial support. That would smooth the way. He had written to Lafleur and Blackader. Asks him to discuss with them. It is a vital moment for the school, and in this matter, McGill should be leading, not following. Civilities.


Date: 
May 11, 1913
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Bowditch, Mrs. Henry Pickering
Abstract: 

Osler is sorry not to have been able to see Bowditch in Boston. Civilities.


Date: 
(Sd)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Chadwick, James R.
Abstract: 

They sail on the 29th of May on the Celtic. Glad that he got the Thacher Diploma.


Date: 
(Sd)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Shattuck, Frederick Cheever
Abstract: 

Osler introduces Tom McCrae to Shattuck his first assistant, who is in Boston for a few days to improve his mind and morals.


Date: 
undated
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Thomas, John Lynn
Abstract: 

The report of the Hospital meeting shows a good spirit. Agrees with suggestion of an Election Committee. Asks him how can they get in touch with the Profession whose confidence should be sought. Asks him if there is not a Principality Branch of the British Medical Association. States that the Hospital must be made to feel that it is the Medical School for the last three years.


Date: 
(5,? 1917?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Sarton, George
Abstract: 

Osler finds Sarton's scheme interesting, but the difficulties would be to find the starting and the money. Will ask Pollard of the British Medical (Association) to pass an opinion on it. Hagbery Wright of the London Library would be a good adviser. Offers his help. Repeats his interests in Sarton's work.


Date: 
( 10, ? 1917?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Sarton, George
Abstract: 

Osler will be glad to read Sarton's essay, as he always enjoyed Isis. Mentions that if the war is over next summer they shall have a short seminar on the History of Science. Withington, Gunther, Shiller, Crawfurd and Singer will join. Word about the special room for the History of Science at the Bodley where the Singers work. Will give him their scheme as soon as matured. It depends on war.


Date: 
undated
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Adami, John George
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Adami for the list which he returns with the ones marked he would like. Asks news about the Journal. Asks if anything has been heard from Macphail.


Date: 
September 14, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Ballinger, John
Abstract: 

Osler thanks Ballingerfor his message of sympathy. They will try to take the blow bravely. Mentions that Revere would have enjoyed a visit to the Library. Quotation from Ben Johnson, one of Revere's favourites.


Date: 
October 12, 1917
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Barlow, H.M.
Abstract: 

(Postcard). Osler has sent a query to Notes and Queries about the manuscript of a doctor Kennedy who prepared a list of English Medical Books to 1800 (see Dict.Nat.Biog) and died before printing it. Asks him to find his relatives. Attached is a letter from Barlow to Cushing, October 11, 1920, containing details about Osler's letters.


Date: 
February 10, 1919
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Kemp, Edward
Abstract: 

Hopes the scheme for Postgraduates' instruction to selected men of the CAMC will go through. Mentions that many of them have lost, during their service during the war, touch with the details of civil medicine and surgery.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Postcard. Osler is having a wonderful time in Egypt.


Date: 
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Abbott, Maude E.
Abstract: 

Postcard. Osler is having a wonderful time in Egypt.


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: 
January 4, 1871
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Unidentified
Abstract: 

Osler was referred to the unidentified addressee by Professor Dawson to help identify entozoa specimens. Osler includes a detailed list of specimens.


Date: 
July 6, 1871
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Osler is running out of money. He acted as god-father to Marian's baby, baptized earlier in the week. He is glad to hear that Frank returned home safely. He has been boarding with a nice fellow named Henderson. He gives his address at 48, St. Urbain Street. His Dutch is not progressing as rapidly as he hoped.


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: 
February 12, 1872(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
Abstract: 

Duplicate copy of CUS417/69.8.


Date: 
August 14, 1872
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
Abstract: 

Osler writes of his voyage from England to Scotland. He met a traveling companion from the West Indies who knows Bovell intimately. He reached Robert Smith's home, where Edmund Osler is staying.


Date: 
August 14, 1872
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
Abstract: 

Typescript copy of CUS417/62.8.


Date: 
August 28, 1872(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Francis, Marian; Jennette Osler
Abstract: 

Osler writes to Marian Francis that he was not aware that the College of Surgeons Library would be closed through the month of September. He writes to Jennette Osler that he has enjoyed his time in Cornwall and sends regards to his family in Ontario.


Date: 
September 24, 1872(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

While in London, Osler has visited with Harrison and Atwell Francis, and plans to drop in on the Boyds with a piece of Chattie's wedding cake as an introduction. He asks after the family.


Date: 
September 24, 1872
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Typescript copy of CUS417/62.10.


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: 
February 14, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Robert Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler responds to Howard's letter CUS417/68.12. He is disappointed that his prospects as an ophthalmic surgeon are blighted by the possibility of Dr. Morgan transferring to Montreal. He will now begrudgingly enter into general practice. He would like to hear something definite about his future connection to McGill, and has written to the Dean to that effect. He writes of his Laboratory work in England and mentions Burdon-Sanderson, James Barlow and Dr. Ringer.


Date: 
December 1872
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Osler sends his sister birthday, Christmas, and New Year's wishes. He writes of the Church services he has been attending while in England.


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: 
February 12, 1873(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Ellen Mary (Nellie)
Abstract: 

Osler has been to visit the Pellatts and the Misses Bovell [possibly James Bovell's sisters], who often hear from Dr. Bovell about his work in the West Indies. Osler spent the day at the Brown Institution. He plans to go to the Sheppards' to meet with Lawford Rolph. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
February 16, 1873(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Duplicate copy of CUS417/69.9.


Date: 
February 16, 1873(?)
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Osler reports on some Church services he attended while in England. He and [Arthur A.] Browne met with Dr. Archer, an old McGill man in practice in London. He sent his brother B.B a copy of Gladstone's speech. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
October 8, 1873
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Osler sends his sister a photograph of himself. He is leaving London for Berlin. He has seen the Boyds and plans to visit with the Sheppards before he leaves. He is sorry to leave London, as he has enjoyed the year he spent there. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
November 23, 1873
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Osler will leave Berlin for Vienna at the end of the month. He remarks that he will soon be 25 years old and is still not on his own legs yet. He writes of his friend Mackenzie. Osler attended a series of nine concerts in the Royal Concert room of the Opera house with his friend, Dr. Gutterböck. He writes of some Church services he attended and asks after Johnson.


Date: 
February 15, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Canadian Medical Journal
Abstract: 

"Better Late than Never." Transcript of Osler's letter to the Canadian Medical Journal, which was never sent. Incl. ms. notes.


Date: 
February 15, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Canadian Medical Journal
Abstract: 

Copy of original version of CUS417/69.24.


Date: 
February 15, 1905
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Unidentified
Abstract: 

Extract from letter in Osler's hand, possibly written to his family while studying in Berlin. [See CUS417/69.31]


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: 
April 16, 1874
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Osler, Charlotte (Chattie, Mrs. Charles Gwyn)
Abstract: 

Osler postponed his visit to Cornwall because he was invited by Professor Sharpey to attend an evening event at the Royal Society of Medicine. He mentions some Church services he has attended while in London. He has been conducting research in the Library of the College of Physicians.


Date: 
July 8, 1874
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Robert Palmer
Abstract: 

Osler responds to Howard's offer to take up a lectureship in Physiology at McGill. He is glad it is only a lectureship, as he is still so young. He feels that the lectureship will be more in keeping with what his English friends Sanderson, Sharpey, Klein, etc., know of his attainments. Published in Cushing, vol. I, p. 121.


Date: 
July 9, 1874
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Howard, Robert Palmer
Abstract: 

Incomplete draft of letter by Osler thanking the Medical Faculty of McGill for honouring him with an appointment as Lecturer on the Institutes of Medicine.


Date: 
October 25, 1874
From: 
Osler, William
To: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
Abstract: 

Cushing's handwritten manuscript notes for Chapter VI, "The Young Professor at McGill." Includes two letters from Osler to Edward A. Sharpey Schäfer regarding Osler's appointment as a lecturer at McGill; notes from Osler's account book from 1874; extract from the Canada Medical & Surgical Journal, 1874-5, Vol. 3, p. 94 concerning Osler's appointment to McGill; and an excerpt from Osler's "The Medical Clinic."

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