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Index of items sent by Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey


Date: 
January 23, 1900
From: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Schäfer is settling into his work in Edinburgh but has not yet taken a house. He writes of his laboratory and of the progress of the medical school. Schäfer informally offers Osler the position of Chair of Medicine at Edinburgh, which he believes will soon be vacant. He looks forward to Osler's visit later in the year.


Date: 
February 20, 1900
From: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Schäfer is delighted that Osler is considering taking the position of Chair of Medicine at Edinburgh. Schäfer is working hard to convince the Curators to invite Osler, but ultimately they have the last word. He has enlisted Turner, Allbutt, Burdon-Sanderson, Foster, Lord Lister, Brunton, and Pye Smith to support Osler's candidacy. He encourages Osler to apply for the position once it is advertised. He includes a list of the names of the Curators.


Date: 
February 22, 1900
From: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Osler seems to have made a favourable impression on Lord Provost, who will most likely endorse his candidacy to Chair of Medicine at Edinburgh. The Board of Curators has a policy against inviting doctors to the University. As a result, Schäfer encourages Osler to prepare an application. He reports that most of the Medical Faculty at Edinburgh support Osler.


Date: 
March 2, 1900
From: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Schäfer reports that several important people are supporting Osler's candidacy to the Chair of Medicine at Edinburgh. He has learned from Greenfield that Osler wants a guarantee for a clinical laboratory and assistants if he were to come to Scotland. Schäfer writes that no guarantee can be made as the electors are outside of the University and have no such power. But he tells Osler not to worry, for the University will surely provide him with whatever he needs if elected. [CUS417/96.24 attached on reverse side]


Date: 
March 22, 1900
From: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Schäfer writes that he and all of Osler's friends in London have been working very hard to get Osler elected as the Chair of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. He urges Osler to provide testimonials and eight copies of every document to the Curators.


Date: 
March 27, 1900
From: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
To: 
Osler, William
Abstract: 

Everyone was flabbergasted that Osler withdrew his application for the Chair of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. Schäfer writes that he and many others worked diligently to convince all the Curators to elect Osler. They waited only for his application and a few testimonials, which Schäfer was willing to get from London. He informs Osler that his application may still be accepted by the University, in which case he could do nothing but accept the position. Turner was especially disappointed that Osler decided not to come. Schäfer feels it is now too late to find another Chair as capable as Osler, and regrets that Bramwell, Gibson, or Wyllie will be elected, under whom the teaching of medicine will be kept back while other places forge ahead.


Date: 
January 14, 1921
From: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Schafer encloses a photograph of the beech tree signed by Osler in July 1890 at Little Gillions, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire. Incl. ms. notes on envelope.


Date: 
August 10, 1921
From: 
Schäfer, Edward A. Sharpey
To: 
Cushing, Harvey
Abstract: 

Schäfer writes that Osler stayed with the Howards during the meeting of the [British Medical Association?] in Montreal in 1884. He has dear recollections of Osler during this meeting.