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CUS417/118.164


Fonds Number: 
P417
Abstract: 

Osler hopes that Mabel Brewster and her family are in good form. Enjoins her not to do too much on the Primrose Path. Longing to see her baby. Mentions that they are struggling through winter in fairly good spirits and everything looks more hopeful. They see too much tragedy to make life very happy. Mentions the Belgian Professors' wives who sew every morning from 9 to 1 in their drawing room. Details about it. Commiserates with their tragedies. Grace, after having helped them, bosses one of the big laboratories with fifty of the University women working for the soldiers. Admiration for the New England women. Revere had been in the Oxford Training Corps, but has not had enough for a commission. His heart is not set in the military life. He prefers literature, books and arts. Mentions that they are so congenial mentally. Details about his etching. Mentions an awful picture of him in the Journal "Canada". Good comments on Uncle Neds book. He has given copies to Asquith, Edward, Grey, Harcourt and Haldane, and to the secretary of the publicity department. Sad about all his good German friends. Wonders where the Truth is. Civilities. Asks her about Lois' baby. Mentions that Grace had raised 15 000$ from America for the Belgian Professors.

Original: 
Yes
Date: 
December 14, 1914
From: 
Osler, William
Address: 
13, Norham Gardens
To: 
Brewster, Mabel
City: 
Oxford
State: 
Oxfordshire
Country: 
England

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